I’d like to plan a comprehensive 48 (49?) state nationwide cross country tour (Maybe BC too). I did a search or three and have bought a book or two, but only found tours that covered parts or pieces of our country. I haven’t come across a tour that would be relatively efficient for seeing our entire country and meeting all of us.
I would have thought this wheel would have already been invented. Does anyone know where I could find a navigation aid like this? Not just a list of places to visit and things to see.
My details for those who care are: Time will not be a factor. I would expect to be in the southern states during the colder months and the northern states during the warmer months. I’d like to meet and engage with the ‘locals’ as much as meet fellow travelers and see the sights.
I’d be looking for a ‘Loop’ tour but as I’d be leaving from the Adirondacks of NYS, I expect a short ‘spur’ up into New England.
I currently plan to use a small engine, 2WD, long bed ‘compact’ pick-up with a cap. I’ll have cobbled a PVC frame/mattress/cot/sleeping bag/storage space arrangement with some other odds and ends in the back. Cost effective nights most often, but not always, especially if I find a place I’d like to stay for a short while.
So, where could I find a description of a generic ‘American Grand Tour’ that I could tweak as I need. Hasn’t somebody already figured out a route to see the whole country without having to go back and forth too many times? Can anyone here enlighten me?