Well I knew about this trip for well over 7 months but now that the time has come I am kicking my self in the head for not planning anything. I had a general idea of stopping and camping in Colorado and Utah as some friends have suggested some very nice places to visit.
I am leaving on Monday morning which is in 3 days. I will be traveling alone from NYC to San Clemente California (1hr north of San Diego). This is a one way trip because I am relocating myself to the beautiful state of California to enjoy the beautiful landscapes, explore the West Coast and get away from the meaningless life surrounded by big buildings, big egos and corporate world that NYC thrives in. :)
Most of my stuff has been shipped out and my new apartment very close to the beach is fully furnished with my girlfriend of 5 years anxiously waiting for me to arrive and start exploring the West Coast together.
My original plan was to start driving South West or West from New York with minimal stops and get as far as I possibly can. When I start feeling sleep deprivation I will pull over at a rest stop and catch a few hours of sleep and continue on my marry way. By the time I start feeling sleepy again I hope to be somewhere in the middle of the US. This time I would like to stop somewhere at a motel and catch some decent sleep.
I am not in a rush to get to California and I would love to do some camping along the way. I am not interested in doing anything on the East Coast because I have already seen almost everything. I am also not interested in doing anything in California, Nevada and Arizona because I will be living on the West Coast and will be visiting all these places in the near future.
I really love beautiful landscapes, wild nature and uninhabited places. I am not from this beautiful country. The road system and places of interest are very foreign to me.
This is where I hope all of you fellow travelers can help me plan my route and also give me some suggestions on places to stay and places to see along my way.
One thing that really worries me is that I am traveling with 3 bicycles on top of my car. I would not want to leave my car out of sight for too long and would love to camp out with my car right next to me. Even though the bikes will be locked to the rack, leaving them out of sight for long period of time is just asking for trouble.
I thank you all very much for reading my long post and contributing to it in any way even if you think I am out of my mind. Please say whatever is on your mind. Any route suggestions, tips or anything you can add is very much appreciated.
Thank you very very much. :)