Chicago -> Memphis -> Dallas -> Austin. Looking for good CHEAP food and lodgings along the way.
December 31, 2009 10:16 AM Subscribe
Broke young couple driving Chicago -> Austin. Looking for best route and good cheap
food and lodgings along the way. Recommendations?
posted by nebulawindphone to travel & transportation (16 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Our current plan is to take 57 and 55 down to Memphis, then cut across to Dallas and down on 35 to Austin. We might consider a detour for big cheap awesome, especially if it makes a scenic drive (we're considering taking a more westerly route so as to pass through the Ozarks, for instance), but anything that adds a day to the trip is going to do a number on our budget. The real goal is just to keep ourselves sane, happy, warm and fed on the way down for as little dough as possible.