Hi there all you road trippers
I am new to the forum and wondered if you could help me.
I am getting married in the UK in September this year and have been considering different possibilities for our honeymoon in late September / October.
So far we have been looking at the Seychelles / Mauritius but yesterday both my partner and I starting talking about searching for a little more adventure. The idea of a road trip in America seemed like an amazing idea. I have never been to America so am very open to any ideas. I guess as it is a honeymoon we would like to take it at a relaxed pace rather than have to travel 15 hours a day to reach the next marker. We like the idea of being able to travel as the mood takes us but also I guess we will need a fixed start and finish point as well as some rough plan of some places to visit.
My first question would be which would be best the West coast or East coast?
Also seeing as we are considering turning down a paradise Island in exchange for a road trip it would be nice to include some beach element to the trip for a little relaxation. Where are the best spots?
Being used to the British Autumn which is usually very wet and fairly cold, what sort of weather can I expect at that time of year? Is the weather much different between the East and West coast? If we were to hire a convertible would we just get constantly soaked! (This would be likely in the UK!!)
At the moment the paradise that is the Seychelles seems very, very tempting, but as both of us could get bored after a couple of days a road trip seems like a fantastic alternative idea. At this point the trip would probably be around 2 to 3 weeks depending on the cost.
On that note and from all your experience do you know how many dollars we would need to allow for per day for this type of trip?
I would welcome any suggestions as the level of knowledge amongst people on the site seems vast. Please excuse my ignorance about the whole subject. This would be my first road trip.
Both myself and my FiancÚ work very long hours and very rarely get a chance to have a holiday (this will be the 3rd in 11 years!!) so I want to make it something very special, romantic and unforgettable as well.