Hey everybody, just joined about....5 minutes ago. I'm in the midst of planning two trips, one for April-August 2008 and the same one a year later, in 2009.
First off, for some background information, I'm helping with the Tour for the Cure, a cross-country roadtrip visiting 150 major and minor league baseball stadiums over the course of a single season, raising money for cancer research (through the Jimmy Fund). While 2008 belongs to another person, the 2009 Tour is, at the moment, mine to plan and go on.
Now I've got a few questions for you guys, since I assume you're all seasoned roadtrippers. Keep in mind I dont graduate high school for another 2 months and....19 days. I know, I should probably be older before i do this trip, but it's now or never.
As you can imagine, the expenses for a 150-day, 40,000 mile trip, get to be a little...expensive. Funding comes directly out of the Director's pocket, unless we (or in this case I) can secure sponsorships. What are some good ways to cut costs on the road?
Secondly, if you've visited a city or town, theres a good chance they have a baseball team, and an even better chance I'll be going too. Any tips on nearly any town are greatly appreciated.
Finally, I can't stress enough how much an RV would help on this trip (because i dont feel like sleeping in my '94 Honda). Does anybody have tips on how to cheaply acquire an RV. I've been researching it for a while, and it seems a normal rental costs too much, and all the manufacturers aren't too helpful with RV Loans. The one thing I've got going for me is the fact that the Tour is endorsed by The Jimmy Fund, a liscensed non-profit, meaning we enjoy all non-profit tax benefits. So, I'm no expert on tax law (last time i checked it isnt offered in high school), but I know theres something about RV donations/Loans and tax write-offs. Care to help clarify?
Thanks in advance guys (and girls). The past Tour's have all been a little...scrappy, and this year isnt looking any better. I personally want to vastly improve everything for the 2009 Tour, and any advice you have would help more than you can imagine. feel free to email me or hit me up on aim if you use it, i think i added them both to my profile.