My boyfriend and I are buying a car in CA. We have 12 days at the end of July to drive the car back to NYC.
We are planning on driving through AZ, NM, TX, LA, MS, TN, WV, PA. We have a few stops planned: Austin/Houston to visit friends, New Orleans and the Smoky Mountains.
The rest of the trip is very open and we'd love some advice on best routes and interesting places to visit/stop along the way. We're interested in small, off-the-beaten-path locations, national parks, etc.
We appreciate any advice or information you can provide!