Hello, I am looking to leave on a lifetime dream trip from NY next month.
I am in NY and have always wanted to see New Mexico and the national parks. I plan to drive solo, looking to make the trip in 3 weeks. I have never been to NM and I am looking to check that off the list, but if it is going to put me days out of the midwest sights and attractions I would like to see I can leave it for another time, maybe I would do Oregon and loop north instead .After that I would like to wander the Grand Canyon, Wyoming, Yellowstone, Utah, etc and eventually make my way back to NY. I want to drive the desert highways, the road less traveled and remote areas.
I am a photographer so I will be looking for photo opportunities along the way. My main goal is to visit small western towns, eat in the local diners, restaurants, have drinks in the local bars, and really get a flavor of the America you begin to miss living in NY. My question is about suggested routes, attractions, experiences etc...
ANY advice would be much much appreciated, I am going to run a time-lapse camera the entire time and post the video along with images on my blog from the road. Keep posted as I look to leave at the end of April, and I want to thank anyone who replies with advice. I enjoy this website and it is time I contribute.