Hey guys, I'm happy to have found this website and thank you in advance for any input!
This isn't my first coast to coast road trip as I'm from Los Angeles and drove to Montreal to stay with my girlfriend in November. Brought my dog and a friend of mine accompanied as well. We drove along the route 66 all the way to Chicago, then to Niagara Falls where we crossed the border and up to Montreal. As enjoyable as this was (the good and bad of this trip would have to be told in a whole other talk) I'd like to take a new route going back to explore more! Unfortunately, I'll be driving by myself this time unless some last minute changes to my girlfriend's schedule. I'm really not concerned with the fastest route, but I am short on budget as I won't have someone to share the cost this time. I have no problem and do plan on sleeping in my car many of the nights as we did coming up. This time of the year should be a piece of cake considering it'll be a lot warmer.
So here are some things I'm considering as I plan this trip:
#1 Dog! Ava is a young Border Collie mix who needs lots of exercise but can still handle long hours sleeping in the car. Both her and I prefer the outdoor adventures rather than the city life. Although I've come across many state parks which turn down dogs.
#2 Stick to north side drive or go south first? I have done the LA to Dallas drive and I remember it being boring never ending straight lines.. But it will be warmer in the south. I'm very sick of the cold here!
#3 Racism? Hey, America isn't perfect. I'm a Japanese-American and while I'm not concerned about being in physical harm, I would rather not be in uncomfortable situations as we found ourselves in some of the states we passed coming up.
#4 Photography. Landscape photography is a big love of mine so I would love to visit some great sights of America.
What states, destinations, would you choose??