Recently found this webpage and have so far found it to be a fairly good resource in deciding what to do with my trip, but I'd love a few more suggestions!
I'm planning a solo road trip to Texas and back for the beginning of October. I use the word planning loosely, because at this point, I'm not really intending to do a lot of planning. I've chosen a date to leave, and I have a date I need to return by, but the time in between - about 17 days - I'm not really sure about. My final destination is Austin, because I've heard it's a nice place to visit.
What I'm looking for now are any suggestions about what to do in the vast prairie that is the space between. Right now my plan is to take I-29/I-35 straight down, but I'm also toying with the idea of coming back up through Colorado and western South Dakota... is it worth it, considering the added travel time and overall length of my trip? I'm also on a fairly limited budget; I have a few dollars to throw around, but this is more of a motel 6 trip than a Hilton, if you catch my meaning :)
In terms of what I'm looking for... I'd have to say experiences. I just recently finished years and years of education, and am looking to have a little adventure before beginning to work. Landmarks, communities, local events worth seeing, etc.