I'm so excited by yours and Dave's responses. These are all questions I didn't even know to ask--now I need to contemplate them. I will say that I am a songwriter/musician and want to travel all over--not yet off-road, obscure places...but instead, places with venues-- beach cities, etc. Currently, I live in Atlanta and travel to Helen weekly - but I have family on the west coast and would love to get there too--and my favorite place is the beach - need to get there soon and often.
Budget is low at the moment, but I'm a Realtor too, so that can change in a day.
I will give thoughtful attention to your other questions and post again. I must say I'm excited by everyone's willingness to contribute ideas! Very grateful. Thank you!