I am not a member to AAA but do appreciate the "plan your trip" section of thier site. I recently used it to plan a road trip from Denver, CO to Virginia. Good times! The site provided great suggestions of places of interest, which I added many of them to my trip, and gave me ideas of other things to reserch and add.
Definetly a good tool to add to the tool belt of road trip planning.
I experience in detail:
When I started reaserching "things to do," it was a short list because I am not firmiliar with the Mid-West to the East Coast. Being a Vegas/Hawaii born and raised doesnt allow room for that area of the contenient. SO, I put in my starting location and ending location hoping for some assistance. And BOOM! Things I have always wanted to see and do came up, along with things I never thought of doing but was interested.
Ended up going to St. Louis and riding the rollar coaster elevators to the top of the Arch. A stop to tour Graceland had to be deleted due to extra time being spent in St. Louis -good times. Then onto Nashville where live blues was seeping through the brick buildings and roads. Then onto the Great Smoky Mountains! Beautiful!
That was the end of the "site seeing" part of the road trip and it was onto the destination at hand, Virginia. My new home.