I am a newbie to all of this, I live in NJ and have never been any farther west than Harrisburg Pa. The longest I've traveled has been about 8 hours with my boyfriend on a trip to Vermont. We both really enjoy the driving trips and I have always wanted to go to the Balloon Fiesta in New Mexico, so it looks like we might just combine to two and drive out there.
We expect to go to AAA to see what kind of travel routes and things to do they may suggest, but I want to know what I should know from the people who have actually gone out and done it! We want to see everything on the way down and be able to spend a few days in NM for the fiesta.
What are some Must make stops? And about how much time do we need to enjoy the trip without feeling rushed?
Thanks so much everyone!