Hello fellow road trip america members
I am currently planning a summer road trip from Maryland to Texas (Dallas)
I will be traveling alone with my car (Kia Soul, small station wagon) and i planned time frame to be around 10~11 days
I am estimating 4000 miles total, so i am estimating fuel cost to be around 500 dollars (my car has EPA estimation of 30 highway)
Keep that in mind that my budget is around 1000~1500 dollar
Unfortunately, i do not have time to go west so i planned to take southern route when i go to texas (virginia - north carolina - georgia - florida -alabama ...). I did some research and found out many good places are on the west cost, but i am pretty sure there are good places to visit in those areas.
Can anyone recommend good & memorable locations from those states? I have limited time window and want to make most out of it.
(Virginia, Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee..)
I guess i will take cooler and portable burner along the journey. Anything else important that i will need?
How about lodging? Many people recommended buying annual pass for national park (80 dollar) and that does not cover for camping
Do i need to set up tend in order to camp, or can i just park the car and sleep inside? I have never been to national park before, so i am very unfamiliar with this kind of thing. It will be very helpful if you guys can give me some insights.
As far as sleeping in the car, i found out i should not be sleeping in rest stop and private properties. For those of who slept in the car during your road trip, what places do you recommend?
Please share your tips and recommended places to me, it will be really appreciated!