I'm from Vancouver, BC and am planning to do a solo road trip through the mid-west next September. I am unfamiliar with this part of the states as I've only done the coastal areas.
I would like to start by driving east through washington to Idaho/Montana then south thru Utah to New Mexico, then continue east for a while then back up North. So kind of a U shape route.
Sorry if it's a bit vague but I'm looking for suggestions as to what would be a good itinerary. I am not interested in visiting cities necessarily. I'm looking for great scenery, interesting places with history, and hoping to get to know local people as I go along. It's sort of a personal soul-searching trip. Places I've heard of and sound interesting so far are Yellowstone National Park, Glacier National Park, New Mexico, Red Rock Country, Memphis, Kansas, Mississippi River, Teton National Park...
If anyone can suggest locations, routes, advice on this please let me know.