Hi. I plan on doing a road trip from Upstate NY to Florida within the next month. First destination will be Sarasota for a week to visit family and then on to Key West. I will not be in a hurry. I will be going by myself (with my dog). I have done the drive before, but shared driving. I will be having my van looked over before the drive, (it's been well maintained) new tires put on, and I signed up for Triple A last night.
I am converting the van to a small hotel room on wheels, in case there's a problem finding a hotel that will accept a large dog.
Can you tell me how I can avoid the Virginia mountains? And any neat things to see along the way?