First off I would like to say thank you for helping me plan my trip to the Maine coast last summer. Several of you gave me pointers on return routes through New Hampshire and Vermont. We took this advise and were very pleased.
Thats why I'm coming to you again with a bigger favor to ask. My friend and I (both 23, male) are planning a two month road trip of the United States this coming late summer/fall. I have read an aweful lot on this site and others, and have learned so much. I'm basically asking you to help in the planning stages of this trip, any way possible. Tips on travel, destinations, budget, food, ect. would be very much appriciated along with any constructive critisism you may wish to give.
The very rough route plan:
We plan to sweep west from central PA, pretty much focusing on getting out west. We do plan on stopping in St Louis, Mt Rushmore, ect. on the way out and Dallas, and New Orleans on the return trip. The main focus of this trip is the West. As far north as Oregon, as far south as New Mexico. All the big national parks, CA route 101, Vegas, ect.
2 months, give or take.
National parks, natural wonders.
Museums, small town festivals
Basically see how the rest of the US lives.
10,000 approx. miles.
Very rough budget: 3,000.00 each. (two people)
Jeep Grand Cherokee (V6) for the trip.
Camping 4 or 5 nights of the week with 2 or 3 in an inexpensive motel.
Eating via cooler and coleman stove most meals. Occasional eating out.
Play the trip somewhat by ear, if we like a place alot, stay there a week.
Any information, hints, ect. would be very appriciated!!