Hey so me and my bud are heading out on a road trip on the 1st of February. We are both 18 years old. We have bought a VW van and were our going to take a road trip around North America. We are looking at roughly 10,000 miles. We are starting in Vancouver, British Columbia and heading down the coast to san diego. From there we are heading into Mexico to Puerto Vallarta and the over to Valacruz Mexico. From there we head up to new orleans and then to Miami Florida. From there we head up to Quebec. Then to toronto and then down to cleaveland. From there we head to utah/nevada and then back to san fransico and then back up to vancouver. What I just said was the outline on the trip. So yeah we are roughly looking at 10,000 miles @ 12 MPG @ $4.50 a gallon. We have all the financial parts of the trip planned out but honestly we have no idea what were doing. We have a budget of $16,000. ($8,000 each). The van was $5,000 and were looking at spending $4,000 on gas which means we only got $7,000 Left for all our attractions and food which is pretty good. But like I said I have totally over priced everything to make sure we dont run out of money cause the average gas price is $3.50 and Im charging $4.50 and our car gets better gas milage then 12MPG haha.
-What are some essential items that we need to bring?
-What should we look out for?
-Should we have travelers insurance (we are canadian and we will be in the USA most of the time)
This is our first time doing something like this so any help would be great!!!!!