Hi all, been hanging around the forums for weeks now reading all the very helpful posts.
I'm in the very early stages of planning a roadtrip for next year, and cannot for the life of me decide the scope of the drive. My original plan was cross country, but with the driving part not taking over until Denver basically. Then the usual suspects, Utah, Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite, San Fran, etc (honestly, I thought my route was unique until I found this site! :p)
Now I'm having second thoughts about such a wide ranging trip on my first time - I spent a few weeks driving down through Scotland and England last year and enjoyed it, but I don't think it's comparable, and wonder if a west coast loop would be a better choice.
My deepest fear is that the longer trip will feel rushed, hurried and stressful and may turn me off roadtripping for good. If I take the shorter loop, I can always come back next year and do west coast, etc.
I've got 3-4 weeks to play with here, so maybe Denver -> SF is not the case 'biting off more than I can chew' that I think it is. Just looking for some sage advice from the old hands, I'll be putting up my itinerary and all that later, this is just the prelude. If you had to start from scratch again, would you jeep it short and sweet or go for the hail mary pass?