during my research for our roadtrip I came on this great site.
Our road trip seems to get a bit complicated and I would be happy to get some advice etc.
We are a german family of two adults and 6 children from 10 to 18.
We have to go via Casper,Wy. to pick up one of our children and proceed to Vancouver to leave another behind.
We are thinking of starting at the East-Coast, because airfares are cheaper to get there( about 150$ each). As we have friends in Toronto, we thought of starting there.Will mid of June to end of July be enough time for this distance?
If time is too short, we thought of starting near Casper (the nearest,I think, would be Denver ) and going to Vancouver.
Or even thought about a round trip Denver-Casper-Vancouver-Denver.
If you have another suggestion for the roundtrip I would be happy to hear about it.
All of us want to see Yellowstone. As everything will be new and eksiting (sorry, my eks does not work) and there is such a lot to see we will think about the eksact route when the following questions are solved:
Will mid of June to end of July be enough time for this distance?
I´ve read (in other threads)about special family rates in motels. We´ll only need three Queen Size beds, because the kids are used to sleep together. Will there be any problems with the manager? (I´m asking, because we have often come across this:You are eight people, you need eight beds, you pay for eight beds. Even if three to for beds are unused the necst morning)
If our car will be big enough, we´ll be able to take camping gear.
That leads to our biggest question: Transport.
We cannot afford a Motorhome because it has to be quite big (and therefor will be too ekspensive).
That leaves us with buying/renting a car which seats7- 8. Plus luggage. Which won´t be much, but in the end....
Would I (German) be allowed to buy a car ?
What kind of car would you suggest? Sorry, but I really don´t know anything about the kind of cars you have in America.
What about the Insurance? Does it depend on the number of people being transported in the car?
I do hope that my( german) english is understandable and there are not too many mistakes..
I´m looking forward to your ideas and suggestions.
Regards from hilpi