I have 6 weeks off and looking for a good place to tour from mid-Jan to end of Feb. Last year I toured SE Asia. I have narrowed down a few areas. My main goal is to go some place not to cold and stay in lodging everynight.
My thinking is:
Fly (have free ticket) to Houston and tour thru the Southeast. Down to New Orleans, Charleston and on to Jacksonville, FL.
Bike the Baja of Calif. Close to home-downside is hotel stays-plus narrow roads.
Start in Rome and bike around the southern part of Italy and up to Venice.
Any insight into weather, hotels and road conditions plus any other information would be helpful.