I'm new to road tripping and after attempting to plan my first one... realized I definitely need some help!
I'd like to road trip the Pacific Northwest at the end of August. My plan is to fly into San Fran or Oakland, rent a car, and drive up to Seattle, stopping at various attractions/parks along the way, and then fly home from there. I have around 8 days for the trip. Sound doable?
One kind of general road trip question I have: Do you normally make hotel reservations in advance or just hope there are available places? I feel that there's no guarantees on road trips that you'll stay on schedule! Also, what is the bare minimum I'd need for camping out? I know there are a lot of parks up there but I've never gone serious camping before so not sure if it'd be a good idea lol but it would work better with my budget!
Any Pacific Northwesters out there please let me know must-see stops, scenic roads to take, or cool little places to see. I've never been out West before! Also, I wouldn't mind some general road trip planning tips :)