My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to the US in summer/autumn 2010 (I know a long way off! but i want to be fully prepared and need to save!!)...
We want to start off in New York and finish at Los Angeles. We want to see Washington, the Jack Daniels distillery, Roswell and the Hoover Dam on the way to name a few, and we plan to get married in Las Vegas. We'll have up to 3 weeks to do the trip, but are thinking we'll try and do it in 2 weeks.
Ideally, we'd like to hire a convertible car - something american, does anyone have any suggestions as to a good hire company that would offer value for money but at the same time have some interesting cars on offer??
I've started to plan the trip using Google maps - is this a good one to use?
It looks as though it will be a 3,500 mile journey, as i said earlier we are thinking of going to tennesse, new mexico and nevada - is this a good route, and if so does anyone suggest any other cool places to visit?? My knowledge of american tourist attractions is limited, i'd love to see some places most people/tourists miss.
we were thinking we'd get motels in most places and are going to budget $60 a night for this, but then i was reading another thread on this forum and noticed that people suggest camping a lot. Now call me a lame british tourist, but i was personally terrified by films such as Wrong Turn, The Hills Have Eyes, dead end and Deliverence... etc!! is it really safe to camp out in random countryside..? IF anyone knows any safe campsites to suggest I would greatly appreciate it.
I'm sure 'll think of a million other questions in the next 18 months.. but if anyone can shed any light on my initial thoughts, or offer any suggestions that might make our trip better i'd be eternally greatful!