Hello. I posted about this trip a month or so ago, but we have changed some of our plans and I'd like some help/feedback from all of you experts!
My boyfriend and I will be taking our first road trip in about a week. We will be going from WA state to DC and back...we have 1 month to do this (but we will be staying for a week w/ relatives in DC). We also plan to visit a friend in NYC and visit some family birth places in NJ and Penn. We plan to primarily camp and eat out of cooler (to keep costs down).
For now, our rough plan looks like this:
Seattle south to Salt Lake.
Then I-70 through Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis to DC
Travel up to Edison NJ, NYC.
From there we will follow 80 then 90 basically back to Seattle (visiting the obvious places: Mt Rushmore, Yellowstone, etc).
So...my main question is about route choice. Any alternate suggestions? Any other "must see" routes for first time road trippers???
Also, any good tips on cheap hostels along the way??
Thanks so much!