Hi, I'm from Germany,
two friends and me are planning a 2 month roadtrip through the USA, after we finished school (probably April 2009).
Now I want to ask if my plan is realistic.
We want to fly to the US, buy a cheap car (or maybe borrow one from a friend, it's not possible to rent one, because we are all under 21, but over 18 though),
then we want to travel about 10000mi in about 2 months, for example a route like this.
We want to visit most national parks and see as much as possible, our starting point will be San Antonio, because i know somebody who lives there.
As we have not much money, we want to minimize the costs, so try to find a bigger car (a van or something), we can sleep in, eat stuff form the supermarket and so on.
We would split up the total cost.
I thought (per person):
300 Food (for 2 months) ~$420 (1=$1,4)
700 Flight ~$980
500 gas ~$700
500 for a used car, so 1500 ~$2100 is it possible to find a reliable car we can sleep in with 3 persons for this price?
and on top
another 500 if something goes wrong, e.g the car has to be repaired or something
So overall 2500/per person (~$3500)
So, what do you think, is that possible, or are we just crazy ?