Okay, here has it. Im 21 years old and am hoping to take my first roadtrip this summer with my girlfriend (19), her bestfriend (21, female), and my bestfriend (20, male).
My girlfriend can only afford two weeks away, which leads to my first question. If we plan on stopping by numerous sites on the way to or on the way home (ie, grand canyon, alamo, any other various stops), will this be adequate time assuming we stay 2 days in florida?
Second, I drive a Honda Element (SUV), and get an average of 24 MPG when I drive my usually 100 mile trek every weekend. With the cost of gas now at $3+/gallon, how much in gas alone am I looking at for gas?
Third, What are the "must-sees" in the lower United States? Keep in mind we are a younger conservative bunch.
We are planning on avoiding hotels for 75% of the trip (stay in hotel once every four days, 3-4 times total), food with be bought while on the road. What is a estimated budget needed for such a trip?