I am traveling from Oregon to Florida next month via the southern route and then going up the east coast and back home thru the midwest. I will be doing this alone over a 2 month span and staying with friends/couchsurfing/motels along the way. This is my first long road trip and just as a lot of the other posts I have read, I am a bit apprehensive. I have my route planned out and have made most all of the necessary preparations. I am excited to go but a little scared at the same time. I know alot of people have said they felt the same way before going but afterward, felt great that they had done so. I would just like any advice, info, suggestions, experiences, any sort of input would be much appreciated!
PS- Security is a MAJOR concern. I am wondering how safe everyone felt on their journeys. I would carry my handgun as I have a conceal carry license but it is not recognized in many of the states I will be passing thru and I do not want to break the law. Would it really be necessary to carry?
Thank you all in advance!