So I am moving out of Texas to the West Coast. Going to pack my necessary belongings into my convertible, and just drive, dropping by at various cities, some of them visiting friends, and having no real time limit, taking my time. This is my first time taking such a road trip, and need help, suggestions, on where to go, what to do, etc. My very very tentative itinerary is:
El Paso / Mexico
I will end up probably in LA or SF temporarily, and need to fly out to meet some family in China in mid Sept., so I guess there is some kind of a deadline. I am thinking of departing Houston July 27th, giving me about two months for this trip. Do you think that is sufficient time, or should I leave earlier? I will have friends' places to crash in: Austin, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Jose, and San Francisco. I am on a tight budget, so I am kind of worried about the Grand Canyon stop, and how it might really hurt my wallet, especially since it's the summer... I will try and input more information as people discuss more in this thread. I do know that my LA to SF segment has to be on the coast, Highway 1, don't know much other than that.
Also, for any photographers out there, do you feel that road tripping and visiting cities are better with a wide angle zoom or a standard zoom lens? I have a canon rebel xti (1.6x crop factor), and am deciding between the 10-20 and 17-50 zoom ranges. i have a 50mm prime arleady...