I'm new to the forums and just wanted some opinions on a road trip I am planning in late August first week of September.
As of now, I have 11 days, and I plan to start in Houston and do a massive loop going through New Orleans, then to Key West, back through the east coast of Florida, then through Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, then back to Houston! I have a friend in Lakeland, FL, so that is really the only designated spot I am wanting to go.
I already have it mapped out on Google where I would like to go, which routes, and where I plan to lay my head. Take a look :)
Just curious on everybody's thoughts, if i'm missing anything, or if there is a better route to go. It is my first time in the Southern States, I will be travelling alone, and I'm a 25 year old male. I'll also be renting a car in Houston, I'm leaning towards paying the extra money for a convertible, is that a bad idea, not only from a safety perspective, but just generally bad in this part of the world during the late summer?
I also have two travel points in which i'm not 100% confident on.
Houston to New Orleans. I am finished my work obligations in Houston at 2pm Thursday, should I drive a few hours that afternoon, and if so, where should I stay that would be halfway between Houston and New Orleans?
Secondly, I am in Memphis on Saturday night and my flight is out of Houston Monday evening. I have no particular reason to go to Dallas; where would you recommend I lay my head Sunday night before travelling back to Houston?
Thanks for taking the time, and let me know your thoughts as I'm excitedly planning this trip already.