I am organising a road trip across America between LA & NYC for me and two friends this summer (probably middle of July) and have a couple of questions I would like answered if anyone can!?
First of all the rental car. We are three under 24's and therefore it seems like we are going to be paying a fortune in excess charges!! Can anyone recommend a rental company that has the cheapest of these excess fees? Also the smallest fee for picking up and dropping off in different locations?
Secondly the route. We want to see Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Mount Rushmore, Chicago and maybe some of the south too. Is there a particular route that you might recommend? Also how long should we allow to travel that route?
Finally cost. Obviously in the major cities we can make use of hostels/hotels. What would you recommend on the road? We are happy to take a couple of tents and camp generally; is this something that is easy to find whilst driving? If so what is the general cost? And how about motels; what is the average cost of those?
Anyways I hope someone can answer some of my questions at this early stage in planning our trip!