My two friends and I are planning a road trip from Central Jersey to Sacramento, CA from May 4-12, 2013. We will be renting a car for the trip. On the first day one of my friends and I will be driving to Champaign, IL to pick up the third member of the trip. This should be about 12 hours of drive and we will spending the night there. On Sunday 5th May we will be leaving from Champaign, IL. We are open to any routes for getting from Point A to Point B. We are guys ages between 20-30 and have very little in terms of restrictions. I would appreciate guidance in terms of places to visit and any tips from past experiences. This is the first and probably the last road trip for us as a group and I would like to make it memorable. THANK YOU for any of you who take the time out to reply to my post.