Hi all. I am going to be traveling about 1400 miles in just a couple of days at the first of November. I'm going to be traveling from Alabama to Vermont for school. I'm 21 and was a former physics/education/English major and am going to culinary school and need to do the trip as inexpensively and quickly as possible. I have possible stops I could make outside of DC and in Boston, so I am considering making this either a 2 or 3 day trip. I'll be driving a 1995 Mazda 5-speed truck. Below is a list of questions for those of you who are wiser than I am:
1. Should I split up the trip or do it all in one whack? (Note: I'm not sightseeing anywhere except maybe Boston)
2. What is the best way to secure my belongings in the truck bed so things don't get stolen? I don't plan on having too much crap with me. A footlocker, maybe a couple sea bags. I'll put my more valuable things in the cab with me and have a tarp over the truck bed.
3. Has anyone ever driven a route similar to this before? If you have, do you have any tips?
I appreciate all you guys's help on this.