My husband and I are planning a 2-4week motorcycle trip in july of 2012. We really are in the infancy stages of trip planning, and are very open to suggestions. We prefer not to use interstates, smaller paved highways tend to be more picturesque. An average day for us that maintains our comfort is 6hrs per day on the road. We enjoy camping but alternate with inexpensive hotels. We prefer "scruffy charm" to modern conveniences.
Our goal is to cross into the USA at a border crossing in bc or Alberta, head south south-east along the Rockies, slowly redirecting to east in the texas/new mexico region and take in the southern states. End destination is the florida keys. For varietys' sake, the return trip will hopefully allow us to see ( heading north from Florida now) the Appalachian mountains eventually re-entering Canada at the Manitoba border.
Any tips? Which highways might we enjoy some scenery while still maintaining our general destination? Have any recommended sights? Lodgings? Good campsites?