I've got the itch. I want to take a road trip but it is still in the idea-stage and I was hoping this forum could help me out. I'm actually starting in Raleigh, NC but I have friends I want to go visit in New Orleans so by the time I'm leaving NO I will already have been on the road for 2 days (stopping in Atlanta on en route). I'm 22 and will be traveling with a buddy.
I'm not too dead-set on actual destinations, I just want a nice scenic drive if possible. I've been reading about US-10, which seems to be the fastest route, but a lot of people have made it out to be pretty boring. I'd like this leg of the trip out there to take about 5-6 days if possible, I figure that will give enough time to see a few things along the way.
In case my age didn't give it away, this trip will be on a budget (i'm talking motels and camping). I've been to Denver and Seattle but have no other experience west of the Mississippi so I'm open to all suggestions on this trip.