I have finally done it, I have started planning my ultimate road trip/spirit journey across North America. I have some more work to do on my conversion van before I can leave, but I do have somewhat of an idea what direction I'm going. I live in N. Central Texas, so I figure I'll head West, toward Taos, then down to Santa Fe, then make my way to Tucson, then Utah, Nevada, and back south to do the full 101 route Northbound. I eventually want to make it to Alaska then wind back to the Eastern seaboard. I'm retired, so I can be gone as long as I want, and I do have finances saved up. Can anyone give me some tips to help me out along the way?