I am moving from NYC to Phoenix, AZ at the end of the year and plan to make a road trip out of the relocation. My sister is going to fly out to New York to spend Christmas with me, and then the two of us are planning on driving to Phoenix together. As kids growing up, our family went on driving vacations, but I have never actually driven a long trip myself. I am looking for any tips or suggestions for how to plan this road trip. I really don't have much of an idea of where to start as far as routes, budget, lodgings, etc. I have about 7-10 days to spend on the trip, and a very tight budget. Our goal is to have an enjoyable, cheap trip full of memories. Can anyone help me figure out how to get this planned?