Wanted to share this thread from reddit. Some really great general advice for anyone traveling in the USA regarding best way to travel and best hotel.
Looks like this is a subreddit run by bots? lol Edit: the joke went waaaaay over my head
i read almost the whole thread to wife last night and we both laughed until we cried. i don't know why i find those bots so funny. they are earnestly trying to offer travel advice and massively failing.
I'm also a car traveler. If you're worried about being lost, you can rent a truck and drive around the USA. I personally don't like the truck but it's still a lot more convenient.
I'll also recommend a van. You can pick up gas, get a hotel room, drop off your car in the middle of nowhere and drive on.
I have always used a van because it's more convenient. I also like the convenience of being able to stop wherever I choose. I usually just stop in a gas station and grab a beer.
I don't know why I'm still using my backpack. I don't like having to carry it around everywhere. I also don't like carrying it around in the car. The van will be much more convenient for me.
If you're worried about being lost in the van, you can always try hitchhiking.
I know you will be okay if you don't use the van. If you do use it, you'll just have to carry it around in the car.