My vacations have always been to fly or drive to one place and stay there. Never driven over ten hours from home. That said in the middle of this October I am flying to Reno to drive back to Connecticut with my son.
He drives cross country as quick as he can but I told him we were going to see as much as possible and take our time!
I want to head south on rt. 395, then head east on 40. Parks like the Grand Canyon, Death Valley and the Petrified Forest interest me. I want to see the "highlights"along the way with no hurry. Thinking about two weeks.
Is there a rule of thumb about how far to veer of course to see something?
Can we book hotels at the end of the day without a problem?
How detailed an itinerary do you make or is it day by day?
Have iPad, smart phone, TA and AAA for info. Can you think of any other source of material to learn about things along the way?
I quess I'm looking to hear how people have done it. Thanks