how did you guys plan out your trip & stops. did you just look at places to go in each state via lonely planet?
Dawn and I honestly didn’t make the trip official until about a week before we left so we were pretty unprepared. I’m the type that needs to plan out everything so I was freaking out but Dawn is a ~free spirit~ so she calmed me down. We literally were figuring out where we were going to stop as we were driving so it was pretty exciting. We would choose cities we wanted to go to and then find national parks along the way. Our trip revolved a lot around food also. We did get 3 books to sort of guide us in a direction:
1. National Geographic’s Guide to Scenic Highways & Byways
2. Reader’s Digest’s Off the Beaten Path
3. Reader’s Digest’s The Most Scenic Drives in America
We took “Off The Beaten Path” with us on our road trip and it was really helpful to find and choose the national parks we wanted to go to. Hope that helps.