Have a safe and fun trip!
Do you have an itinerary all planned out?
Throw it away, and enjoy each day for what it turns out to be.
Relax, put down the "To-do" list, and let the wind carry you with it.
One more thing: take pictures for the rest of us!
Stay off the interstate unless you like billboards and exit signs. The real America is on secondary trucking roads. You will be amazed at what you see.
Use the 2-2-2 method. An oldtimer gave me this routine - drive 200 miles a day, only drive 2 days in a row then spend at least 2 days parked somewhere, pull in each site by 2PM for daylight set-up and early happy hour.
Trip Advisor is awesome. Every morning we look at where we are, where we are going and what’s in between. Instead of driving extra hours we go off the path and explore. There are places we would have never experienced going from point A to point B.
Stop at a local family run supermarket - no name brands - go in the deli and see what local cuisine they have and buy some.
Shop Mom and Pop stores. It is amazing what you will find. Go into local antique stores and try to figure out what the heck this gadget is.