Get off the interstates

While the Interstates might get you where you're going fast, it's definitely comes at a price. As long as you are on the Interstates, everything looks the same--there's your basic Walmart, Home Depot, Burger King, Pizza Hut, etc., etc. Sure it's convenient, but there's no regional flavor, and after all, that's what you're traveling for.

Some books that might help plot a better route are:

Remember, it's the journey that counts!