My name is Maria, and I'm planning on doing a first roadtrip to the west for a month, beginning in Septembre next year. I'll start in Des Moines, since I have a wedding there. My plans are to end it either Seattle or Portland.
I've already used the map center, so I pretty much know the routes for both possibilities, although I would add couple more places and of course, take all the advice you might give me. I'd love to visit Yellowstone Park, and also check a Montana family ranch. I don't if it is possible to spend a couple of nights there to see what their work is like, or if anyone of you travellers know of any that I could visit. Ranch life, horses and cattle is really getting into me, not sure why... XD
The thing is, I'll probably be travelling alone with a short budget. As I have read in some posts (really appreciate 'em), for sure I'll be staying in hostels, motels, or cabins. NO rest areas. It's still a long way to go, but I'm really looking forward to the trip, so I really am enjoying already looking through info about accomodation, routes, but most of all experiences from other travellers.
Thanks in advance for any tips!!!