A couple years ago we did our cross country touristy trip- NY to Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and back again in 2 weeks. It was awesome.
Now, this next summer, I'll be buying a truck in NY, and will have 2.5 weeks to drive around the country and then up to Fairbanks, AK with 2 friends. It'll stay there (I live in AK).
Now, one friend's a great writer and a journalism major, another is great at drawing, and I'm into photography. We're thinking on this trip we'd like to do something epic and write a book, or at least a good article about it.
Our best idea so far is to interview folks all over the place about either the meaning of life or the American dream, or both if they can somehow reasonably be combined. Another idea is a scavenger hunt all over the country (bigfoot, Vonnegut's lost gravesite, etc..).
Anyone done anything like this before? I'd appreciate hearing any stories you've got to tell along these lines, and input.