My best friends and I are leaving for our first roadtrip together this august and we are driving from san diego to seattle and then back again. We have decided to take the pacific coast highway or the 5 all the way as we really enjoy the little beachy towns. We are stopping in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, Napa, Big Sur/Carmel, Medford, Aloha, and Seattle. We are staying with friends in most places and then hotels in Napa, and Big Sur. Any tips that anyone has for this trip would be really really appreciated.