I'm 33, and about to be between jobs for a month. I'm living (well...) in New Jersey, and my new job's in Seattle. I've gotten kinda hipped on the idea of an old-fashioned road trip, hopefully all the way across without touching a turnpike. Motorcycles seem a bit more than me, but I'd like to buy/rent a convertible and do the backroads.
Are there any groups that have advice on that? What are the best ways to plan a trip for three weeks? How long should I allow for driving per day? What are good ways to meet locals along the way?