we're already planning for a 2 week trip next summer :)
We (husband, wife and 22 yr. old son) enjoy nature, wildlife, a little off the beaten track areas, enjoy culture and handmade things, and we're on a fairly tight budget.
We've never been to the Southwest, but have camped once at Divide, Colorado in a State Park for a week.
Re-thought it and now are thinking about flying to Denver, renting a car and doing a round trip from there. Probabaly not camping this time.
We can get very reasonable airfare from Indiana to Denver.
We're interested at this point in areas like Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon, Sante Fe, Taos, maybe visiting a Native American area that is interesting.
I've browsed through the forums and wondered if I could get some itinerary ideas to start off with?
I always feel so overwhelmed at the very beginning stages of a new trip. Too much to see and do and so little time and money :) But, we always get it whittled down and have a great time when we finally get it all worked out!