We are hopefully going to be doing a road trip with US friends in April or May next year. We'll be starting in Georgia and heading up to Cherokee then across to the coast and north. We'd prefer to dodge the big cities unless there's something we particularly want to see, but have realised we're sadly ignorant of what the area has to offer.
We enjoy museums, history, nature and wildlife and things that might be a bit out of the way or out of the ordinary. The men also enjoy fishing but that's not essential as they will be doing some trout fishing early in the trip.
We are probably going to argue about accommodation because we like B&Bs or pubs/inns because they're always different (though not always good) but our friends prefer chain hotels because they know what they get, which I totally understand. Any ideas on something that would be a compromise? I haven't done a lot of research yet on the B&Bs so not sure about prices. The ones I've looked at seem a bit more expensive than the British equivalent. Any other ideas on accommodation? What about hostels that offer 2 bed en-suite rooms?
What is hapening in the area at that time of year? Special festivals or celebrations?
Any suggestions gratefully considered.