I am planning a road trip in a few weeks from LA to NY. My boyfriend and I are driving together, and so we will share the driving shifts. We're taking the Northern Route (I've driven cross-country before, in the fall, and took the Southern Route, so trying something different this time), and we have to do this in 4 (max 5 days). That said, I am a girl, so I will need some bathroom stops, and also want to spend some quality time in Boulder and Chicago.
Mapping it out on Mapquest, it doesn't seem very time-efficient to choose Boulder as an overnight stop cuz that means either a very long (impossible?) first day (15.5 hours from LA to Boulder), or else a short day. But I really want to see it (I even have a friend who lives there)...
I could use any and all advice you all have for doing this trip with as much enjoyment as possible, while still making good time. How have you done this trip yourself? Where would you recommend stopping for the scenery and spending the night? Thanks!