Hey, First i must say this site is awesome! its already helped me so much, so i decided to join and see what people had to say about the trip i have planned. If you want to see my basic route here it is: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid
Its just a map i made with google maps that outlines the trip. Basically from vermont to florida, then to texas, then the grand canyon and a stop at vegas, on to sanfransisco and to see the redwoods, then to SLC, yellowstone, Mt. Rushmore, chicago and back to Vermont. I'm 21 and have roadtripped a few times. mostly to New Jersey Maryland, that area. I will be bringing one or two friends with me. We have a month to do the whole thing and each of us will have about 1,000 dollars. The plan is to stay with some friends maybe stay in a few hotel rooms and then just camp the rest of the nights in a tent somewhere on the road. I would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any suggestions as to what to bring, where its safe to camp on the side of the road, random places to see and any other helpful information.
Thanks for the help!