This will be my first big road trip over 5 hours. I'll be with my girlfriend and dog. This is mostly a moving trip, but I'd like to stop for a nice or interesting site and meal here and there--especially in new orleans.
There are the spots I've thought to stop and sleep at. Maybe one stop we could sleep in our car instead of a hotel? Begin - Los Angeles > Tucson AZ> Van Horn or Ft. Stockton TX > San Antonio > New Orleans > Gainesville FL> End - Ft Lauderdale.
Any advice on that trip? Maybe better places to stop (taking into account price/safety/convenience)?