We are newbies here on this site and we are looking for advice. Neither one of us have drove past the midwest! My fiancee and I are taking a road trip for our honeymoon to many of the places we have never been, and that we would like to go. All of our previous road trips have been primarily in the Western States. We want to head East this time.
We are hoping you could give us information about free/really cheap camping areas along our route, insider's perspective about where to/not to visit, or anything. We are also looking for places to swim for free. We are both curious about skydiving (as our wedding gift to each other) and white water rafting.
We are both really interested in music, so if you know of any "dive" bars which has great live music, we would really appreciate any tips or helpful information. We are very into country bars, with local bands (country, blue grass, country bar dancing music). You know the kind that is open until closing-regardless of how many patrons, and many of the local old patrons refuse to adhere to the smoking ban. Real American bars. For example, if you have ever been around Missoula, MT, places like the Union Club, Charlie B's, the Rhino, or The Lumberjack (outside of Lolo)...or around Bozeman, MT, places like the Bar-muda triangle...
We are also interested in local brews. So any local brewery/brew pubs worth visiting. We will be bringing a couple of our many growlers with us.
The route we have planned here:
We are constantly updating the information. We don't really want to use big cities as a reference, but that was the best way to get google maps to create a map for us. We will most likely be camping 25-100 miles away from the "big cities"