SklarI like to go about 150-200 miles at a time before stopping.
More than 14 hours in a day sucks ass.
that's like 3 hours max.
The good thing about the interstates are plenty of places to stop and take a nap if you get tired.
Could bring a tent and camp, but that might require paying a bit more attention to your route. If you're going to get a hotel room for the night, it's best to do so before 1am imo so you actually are getting your money's worth,
Watch your caffeine intake at first. If you're trying to drive long distance, you want to pace yourself. If you start shotgunning rebulls in the first hour you're not going to do so well.
Try to get through areas that might have shit traffic at night. Cinci or whatever city that is in Ohio on 90 can be kind of meh. Other than that you probably won't have too many problems for traffic areas other than the random whatever.
Idk, driving across the country is fun. It gets old but it's still fun. I did 55k miles in the last year between my 2 suby's.
Watch your speed. Nothing to ruin your day like a speeding ticket. Pay attention, there are lots of ignorant fucks out on the roads not paying attention. Don't be one, and definitely watch out for them. If you feel yourself getting to tired to drive, pull over and catch some zzz's, even if it's just in the car because there aren't any hotels nearby.
A 24 pack of water and a couple 12 packs of mtn dew never hurt. Also some snacks if you like to much on stuff. I usually keep a bunch of gum as well.
The last time I drove out west I went from northeast NY to Denver straight in 25-26 hours. Honestly I'm generally just trying to make decent time. I'll stop for this and that sometimes, do a hike etc, but I'm driving around too much to drag out the miles too far.
That said if this is a more special deal I'd drag it out a bit. Find some cool places to swim, maybe there are some backroads that are nice, some mtns to hike etc.