On the Road

In early April, a friend and I are driving cross-country from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. We’re planning to take the northern route, as I’ve already traveled through Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, but we’re somewhat flexible as to the precise highways we’ll take, and intent on defraying the cost of the trip by reporting some stories along the way (she’ll do radio pieces, I’ll do magazine stuff).

Any suggestions about lesser known cities or towns where we should definitely stop? Or story tips? Or ideas for interesting “death of newspaper” case studies? Restaurant suggestions? Tips on cheap lodging? Interest in meeting up for a drink along the way? Leave a comment or e-mail me at first name dot last name at gmail dot com. I’ll surely post travel dispatches to The American Scene along the way.

Also, I am speaking at AFF panels Wednesday evening in Los Angeles and Thursday in Denver.