Me and a mate are looking into a road trip on the East Coast USA for summer 2010. Need a few pointers though as it's a huge area to look at at - things we seem to have as a guideline are:
We understand a maximum three week round road trip starting and ending in Boston could be the easiest method for us, as we would like to hire a car and return it out there.
Basically within the trip we would like to take in a few things like a baseball/basketball game, see some sights, see some small eerie towns (think x files-esque :) ). Ideally stopping at cheap motels with some decent bars for our age range 28-32.
So start in Boston, ideally like to get as far as South Carolina (if possible Miami) before heading back, see a bit of NY, Philly, Washington DC and Richmond.
And if anyone has a base figure to work with for car rentals + gas as an estimate would be awesome. Also whats a rough guide for a night in a motel (we're not royalty either, we'd be happy with an unstained mattress in an empty room).