Hey guys just found your great site and hopefully you can help me. Myself and three friends just graduated college and wanted to plan a memorable trip to see this great country before we enter the "real world." We would be leaving from NY and want to spend most of our trip out West. Specifically, we want to visit the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and spend the majority of the trip in California. We have about 25 days at our disposal. Would Route 66 be the best road to get out there? Also, can anyone recommend some interesting places to visit in along the way? Just out of college, we'd like some places geared towards our age group, but we also want to appreciate the finer points on the trip. (i.e. the Grand Canyon, Redwoods Forest or any national park) I'll probably use AAA's TripTik to map this out, but I need a few destinations to start with. Any advice about destinations or general road trip wisdom would be greatly appreciated!