I'm from the UK and a friend of mine and I are planning a three month(ish) road trip in the States. We dont want to plan it too rigidly yet as we dont know what kind of funds we'll have at our disposal when we get to the States so its a case of getting an open-ended ticket and flying back when the money runs out!
Anyway, our main priority is to hear from Seattle down through California and possibly Death Valley and Las Vegas. However, we still want to see other areas such as New York, Chicago etc and we thought to cut flying time it would be best to fly from the UK to New York or possibly Toronto and then head to California from there. We're planning to head out in October time. Basically any advice people could give and any answers to the numerous questions i have would be much appreciated!
Recommended rental agencies for international visitors?
Is it difficult to come across the border from Canada into the US?
Any particular areas or safety issues we should be aware of?
We were talking bout having a week maybe seeing areas separately to avoid 'cabin fever'-is this a good idea or is it simply better to have days apart in the same city or town?
Advice on motels etc and booking ahead or risking it and stopping at the nearest one possible? Im afraid ive got too many questions to ask but i'll probably be back on here in the months leading up to October for lots of advice and help!