About a week ago I decieded i want to go on a solo road trip for many reasons. I feel it would be an important experiance for me, (more of a "quest" than anything else)
The only problem is, I'm a 23 year-old male and I've never been on one before, and I would love some advise from solo veterans.
-My first concern is the lack of planning. I want to be gone for a week and travel as far as i can (comfortably) in that time. I have no overall destination planned, rather just general directions i want to head in. I don't want to accomplish a destination as much as a mini impromptu adventure. Is this completely unreasonable to base a trip off of almost nothing?
I plan to stay away from major cities and highways, I'd love to explore towns and meet people.
-My second concern is pretty big. LODGING. I don't want to, (nor could i afford) to stay at motels every night. I have a small 2-person hiking tent and i plan on packing the camp nessesities. I'm also prepared to sleep in my car (given the right circumstances.) Would it be unreasonable to search for a campground most nights without reservation?
I plan on leaving from western MASS and go south down the east coast then in the direction of chicago, then back home, ready to change course at any time, hopefully making some sort of loop.
I guess what I'm trying to ask is, am I setting myself up for a bad time with this aimless trip? I joined to ask this question and I've been reading the great threads and articles on solo road trips. I'm very excited about doing it but I would like to hear advise and/or stories from solo trippers.