I have a desperate urge to do a lap of the USA. If I was to do this, how long should I budget for the trip?
Can anyone suggest a better way of me getting to see as much of America in as short a time as possible?
I'm not big on touristy things, especially crowded ones, so Disneyland and stuff like that are not on my agenda. However, I would like to fit in the Grand Canyon; Chicago, Texan and Mississippi blues bars, Route 66 and possibly Roswell (sad, I know!) No great urge to see NY or LA, but I'll have to visit friends in Seattle -- not negotiable!
My time frame is not immediate, it's more of a 3-to-5-year-plan kind of thing, but I need to start working out how much money I'll need, leave planning and all that sort of stuff.
Also, what is the best time of year to do this?
Thanks in advance!