So, I'll have a few free weeks towards the end of July before I move and I'm thinking about going on a road trip by myself. I just got a BMW M3 convertible and I am absolutely smitten by it, so the idea of being on the road by myself mile after mile sounds like a wonderful time. I'll be starting in northern California, and I want to head north to Portland and Seattle and then east to places like Boulder, CO and Jackson Hole, WY.
I think I want to stay on the west-ish part of the country, but could be convinced to head a little further east, but probably not past Chicago. Then head south-ish and head to Sedona, Az perhaps (I've been there before; hopefully by this time, i'll be a certified sky diver and can see the scenery from a new perspective) there.
I'll likely be staying at places through air BnB or couchsurfing and staying at a hotel if need be. I'd prefer to keep it cheaper, but even more so, meet interesting people along the way.
Given that general route (northwest to the midwest to southwest), does anyone have any particular suggestions? Cities? Must-see places?