driving cross country from new york to san francisco
i am getting ready to drive from new york to san francisco via the southern route. heading through new orleans, texas, etc.
i am a guy traveling with a buddy of mine, and we feel safe crashing anywhere - rest stops, camping, etc. we are wanting to figure out other options besides the whole motel 6 thing.
does anyone have any good ideas or places they've stayed along that route? we are open to b&b's, cool hostels, farms where you work a day for room and board, etc. we even heard there's a service where people offer up couches in their homes or something like that.
not necessarily looking for the cheapest option (although i have no problem with cheap!), mostly looking for the most interesting experience while driving cross country.
I always find the Flying J truck stop chain to be very welcoming to park overnight. If you like B&Bs, there are a lot of great historical and voodoo places to stay overnight in New Orleans. If you plan on going through southern Utah or northern Arizona, try the Crazy Jug Motel in Fredonia AZ, it's cheap, the manager is really funny and the rooms are very...ahem western. It's quite an experience:-) You can also find plenty of unofficial campgrounds along the way, check out this website to find some : www.freecampgrounds.com
Have a fun trip!