Here’s something I’ve learned in the last few days. America loves its brewery tours. Of all the places I’ve asked for advice on where to go on our trip — here, Ask MetaFilter, Chowhound, others — the most frequent suggestion is to tour one or another brewery. This is fine, I like brewery tours, but let’s not forget, people: this is a driving trip. Adventures that necessitate an high-volume amount of drinking will likely not make the cut.
Not that I should complain. The amount of response I’ve gotten from relative strangers has been awesome. Thanks to all the good advice we’ve gotten, we’ve tweaked some routes, moved others, and gotten a slew of restaurant, park, hotel and museum ideas. The hive mind is seriously incredible, in a fearful-for-the-Singularity kind of way.
Now that our route is feeling solid, it’s time to go back to the well. Here’s my next question:
In addition to blogging while on the road, I’d like to track simple bits of data and trivia. Here’s what I’ve thought of so far…
But I’d love to integrate more. Ideas? Are there other road trip sites out there that I should be inspired by?