I'm about to go on my first solo trip from Washington, D.C. to Sioux Falls, S.D. for an internship there. I I'm 20 .. and a girl.. and the longest drive I've taken alone is 2 hours. I'm not just looking at this trip as just get-from-point-a-to-point-b. I want to learn about myself and my country, but, I'm not sure what to expect. My mom is extremely nervous about it and I can't help but be a little nervous, too. I'm pretty confident that I'll be okay and it will be a great experience.
From my understanding, I'll drive through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinos, Indiana, Minnesota and South Dakota. Does anyone think it's possible for me to actually stop and see attractions? What precautions should I take? What should I always have with me? I'm really unsure of how this will go!