Hoping to get some suggestions for an epic, cost effective road trip starting in Chicago and heading northwest. I am traveling with a friend and neither of us have much experience with national parks, road trips, camping etc. Our plan is to stay on the road until our money runs out. We have a couple of ideas to make some money while on the road so hopefully we can just travel forever!
We definitely want to see as many as national parks as possible on the way to northern California before making our way down the coast through Vegas to the Grand Canyon. We're loading up a small Kia Soul with whatever can fit. We want our money to last so will definitely be camping in a tent and sleeping in the car whenever a cheap room isn't available. Just looking for any info anyone can provide on things to do, places to see and how to do it all as cheap as possible! Thanks!