I have been reading these forums for a few days now and have learned quite a bit about traveling that I never thought about. I thought it was about time that I created an account so I could get some input about my specific situation.
I have been in school now for 5 years and am finally finishing up. I feel like in the last 5-7 years, I have done nothing but sit at a computer or at a desk doing work and I am in need of the outdoors.
I am from Blacksburg, Virginia. My girlfriend and I will be taking this trip, possibly another couple could be joining us but I am planning like it is just us two for now. We will be taking the dog with us. We are both finishing up school this semester and will be starting "real" jobs in the fall. (School teachers) I feel like this might be my last opportunity to do something youthful and impulsive. (even though I am planning it)
I have no desire to go to a specific location, but I will tell you some interests of mine to help with suggestions.
-I enjoy history and sightseeing historical landmarks.
-I have always lived in the mountains and like a variation of landscape.
-I like to camp.
-I am very familiar with Southwest Virginia, so I would like to branch out from here.
-Budget isn't an issue but like anything in life, cheaper is better.
-14 day maximum and 7 day minimum
So to sum it up, We would like to take a camping road trip to somewhere. I would probably want to do a hotel room every other night for her sake, but if good facilities were present at the camp grounds, I could go for camping the whole time.
I appreciate any input from you all and I hope to spark a new annual vacation other than a beach trip!