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  1. Default Where do we begin?

    Hi all! This is my first post and I'm writing here because my sweetheart and I are taking the first part of next year and heading out on the road. Our goal is to save money until then and leave from the central New York area, head down the east coast and then over to the west by way of the south. Before I get into specifics, I'm curious where to begin to know how to plan for money/budgeting, packing, things to look out for/be careful of, etc...

    Just do we begin the planning process? By the way, I should mention that our intention is to settle out there once we make it to the west coast. This is a "moving our lives" and scary all at once!


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    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    To start planning, visit our planning pages.

    Lately I've been using a rough estimate of $125/day while on the road, figuring in everything from lodging and food to other expenses.

    For me, some of the first things I consider when planning a trip are:
    How long is the trip going to be?
    What kind of lodging am I looking for?
    What kinds of things do I expect to do once I'm out there?
    Will I be moving along the road every day or not?

    As far as making this trip into a moving trip - that's a bold move to be sure. I don't know that I'd be up to moving away without something set up beforehand (housing, employment, etc).

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