Hi everyone, I just joined this lovely, juicy forum :) and this is my first post.
I'm from Italy and I'm planning to travel to the US South West for a road trip next November (5 to 25).
My flights aren't booked yet, so slight changes are possible, but this is what I'd like to see (random):
flying into Los Angeles (stay there a couple of days)
San Francisco (4 days)
and obvioulsy the coast in between
Las Vegas (3 days)
Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend
Las Cruces White Sands (if not too far)
possibly leaving from Phoenix
We would also like to visit some ghost towns in the surroundings :)
I've never been to the US before and I don't know when I'll be able to travel there again, so I would really like to see as much as possible!!
I'm going to travel with my boyfriend and rent a car (and also tyre chains). We will have a GPS.
The first idea (which was utterly appealing to us) was to camp around, but we realized it might be quite cold in some areas (Yosemite and Grand Canyon) so we are also considering motels or, better!, couchsurfing.
Does anyone have any tips on our itinerary?
Have you ever tried couchsurfing? What do you recommend for overnights?
Thanks a million for your help on this!