I'm an Aussie. I started visting this forum about 6 months ago when I was thinking of embarking on my big American road trip and after reading some of the posts I took the plunge and bought tickets.
Now it's a coast to coast trip from NY to LA. The western side is easy to plan (Arizona, Colorado, Nevada etc) but the part from NY to Chicago is a bit of a tricky one. What route would you guys recommend? Something nice, something unique, something American with things to see. Any must see stop offs on the way?
Also once I hit Chicago, how should I then make my way to Colorado? Up through Nebraska? Or Kansas? Should I take Route 66 for as long as I can? I just want to see it all but alas there's only so much time....
Edit: Just to confirm I like the natural stuff, the big cities that all look the same aren't essential.