I am going to graduate school at UIUC and I was thinking of making a road trip out of this as I do not know if I will get to explore and sightsee new areas any time soon when school starts. I was born and raised in San Jose and never really traveled much but this will be my first road trip that I am really considering.
I wanted some opinions on the best enjoyable route for a complete novice like me. To be honest, I was thinking of doing this on the fly (ex. Not booking my stays weeks in advance) and was wondering what you experienced folks think I should do? The one thing I am always worried about is the gaps between services and wondering if that is ever problem? Like there will services every several or seceral dozen miles or are there cases where I will not see services for 100's of miles? I am planning to go by myself and driving a 2014 Honda Civic.
I apologize but I started to buckle down and look at my options of travel so I do not have much info on the roadtrip.