We are planing a huge road-trip for the summer. We will start from Minneapolis. The places we hope to see are as follows: Buffalo (niagara falls), Boston, NY, Philadelphia, Washington. We will stop in between, but are not sure yet where.
First question is: Should we plan it out day by day and make reservations, or play it by the ear?
Second: Can you suggest places to see between the big cities?
Third: Traffic; is there anything we should be aware of on the road? (for example, we know that Wisconsin is very keen on speed-limits. In Minnesota you can take a right-turn on red if not otherwise posted)
Fourth: We want to stay in a budget, any suggestions to how to find places to eat or attractions for less?
I tried to plan city by city, but after a while it gets overwhelming and it would be good to get pointers about things that are advertised but not worth the dollar.
Thank you in advance for any help.