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  1. Default First time, 6 weeks,6 places

    Hi there,
    Me and three friends are from the UK and have know previous road-tripping or US knowledge. But the plan as it stands is to travel from Seattle to Las Vegas then Los Angeles then take the route 66 or what's left of it up to Chicago then drive to New York and finally finish in Washington. We all have International driving liscences but will still have to purchase and insure a veichle in Seattle...any ideas??? We also want to see as much as we can on the trip and take the most senic routes possible but are American geography and knowledge is very limited and as we are students we want to try and keep it as cheep as possible! Any help will be much appreciated. Thanks.

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    Join Date
    May 2003
    Green County, Wisconsin

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    Welcome to the RTA forum!

    Buying a car as a foreign resident is not an easy process. There is a fair amount of red tape you'll have to deal with, and by the time you factor in taxes, license, insurance, and the resale costs, its not exactly a cheap, quick, or easy process.

    Actually, and international drivers license really won't be helpful or needed in your case. All the IDL does is provide a translation of your Drivers License, and since that should already be in English, you really don't need it.

    Otherwise, I would start the rest of your planning by trying to learn some of the geography so you can get a good idea of what sorts of things you want to see. You are talking about the entire country, so there is no shortage of possibilities. I would suggest simply browsing around this site and others, and even just pulling out a map of the USA and getting a better feal for your options.

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