Working in Colorado this summer, I live in New Jersey. I've never been on a road trip before, but I'm a pretty well-seasoned traveller. Unfortunately, none of those places i've travelled include anywhere in between Colorado and New Jersey besides Chicago, really. I've done my share of long drives, but never a true road trip.
I would like to drive along some of the Appalachian Trail route to Route 50 or maybe link up with Route 66. This will be a 6-8 day drive. But I have no idea where to start in terms of places to visit, or places to stay. I want to keep a very limited accommodations budget. Having places to set up a tent and sleep, or one or two very very cheap motels are okay.
Basically, if anyone can give me any advice on the best way to make the drive out.