First of all, let me thank you for all the great tips I've found so far on this website!
I'm planning on doing a road trip myself, after I finish my internship here in Ossining, NY (which will be on October 7). In short, I'm planning to drive the following route:
From Ossining via Niagara Falls to Toronto, then continue to Chicago. (On this leg my brother will join me, the remainder will be solo..)
Then from Chicago down Route 66 all the way to Flagstaff, then Grand Canyon, Las Vegas and then via Death Valley and Yosemite to San Francisco, where I have a flight back to The Netherlands on October 30.
I've put a somewhat rough outline here.
Sounds like a fun trip, right? I already got quite some info (including road atlas, route 66 guide and hotel guide). The only issue I have at the moment is the car rent, which is quite expensive due to the one-way drop-off fee, under-age fee and liability insurance. So does anyone have suggestions for an affordable rental company?
I have looked into buying and selling a car, but that's too much hassle (if possible at all). And I'm currently inquiring at 'Adventures on Wheels', which seems cheaper than the more well-known companies.
Any tips would be greatly appreciated! Also for must-sees along my route, or scenic routes (I'm especially looking for one between Toronto and Chicago).
Thanks in advance!