just found this gem of a source of info and spent last few hours reading the threads and still feeling like we have so many options. We have 5 weeks to spend on a road trip before having to be in Fort Lauderdale on the 12th December for a 10 day cruise in the Caribbean. Is part of 6 months of a travelling honeymoon hence forth the spoiled comment!
We can fly into east or west coast on air miles. We have done some lovely trips of Boston, vermont areas and have spent three weeks doing San Fran, Yosemite and Lake Tahoe before.
With regards to preferences I love food, learning to cook different cuisines, hiking and music, particularly jazz and country. So the Memphis and Nashville destinations are up there at the moment, the deep south is also featuring from a foodie perspective. Would love to do a cooking course. My new husband likes political history and watching sporting events of any kind so thinking the stock cars and football matches would be good to incorporate. Not sure whether we should be trying to do coast to coast to incorporate all these interests or whether a big loop from New York down through West Virginia, Tenessee, Louisiana and then up through Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia back to New York and then take a flight down to Fort Lauderdale? Have read that drop off costs on car rentals are expensive so the loop option with an extra internal flight wouldn't be any more expensive. Not worried about the amount of coverage of miles to say we have been everywhere, would rather have some nice experiences to remember and cover less miles. Was thinking the eastern part of recommendation for Sammy J would be good (LA to NY with southern focus) Any other recommendations or thoughts on itinerary would be most welcome! Thank you so much for your help, AM