I recently got laid off and am in need of an adventure before I join the daily grind again. I have some experience traveling, mostly short trips but I am looking to visit friends I haven't seen in awhile on the West coast. One in San Diego and another in Arizona. Both with whom I can stay with once I arrive. I have never been to the west coast let alone drove cross country and I am thinking I'd like to spend 2 to 3 weeks out there. My site seeing, will most likely be reserved to California and Arizona unless anyone has any ideas for stops I should see along the way.
If anyone can give me some tips on what I should be prepared for and definitely know about on the open road on an East to West solo road trip, it would be greatly appreciated.