I'm new to the Forums, and just wanted to say that I found the advice and ideas very helpful. I have quite a hefty idea myself, and was wondering what sort of advice you might have.
At my college at Birmingham, Alabama, we are given the month of January to take an alternative class or travel (with a purpose, of course). If we travel, we have to keep an elaborate journal and make a presentation at the end of the journey.
Anyway, for January this year, three friends and I are looking to hit all of the continental United States in the course of approximately 21-24 days. We are going to rent a van, and all chip in equally for gas/lodging. We are members of Sigma Chi fraternity, and will be stopping at Sigma Chi houses as much as possible for a free stay. We also don't mind sleeping the van. We're pretty low-maintenance.
I was wondering where we could find help in plotting this trip, if anyone had any loosely suggested routes, and any other sort of advice you have. Is it even plausible, esp. with it taking place in the winter months? We're hoping it can be a trip we tell the kids about, but want to a have a clear itinerary.
Thanks a bunch, everyone. We're open to anything.