My two best friends and I have decided to take a year off of our schooling to see the country. We will all be 20 during the trip. We want to spend 3 or 4 months starting out in Salem, OR. We would love to have some advice on where to go, what route, what to see, and how much everything will cost. You guys seem to have a ton of knowledge!
We are budgeting, at the most, 4 months for this mega trip. We will be taking a 1987 Toyota Dolphin mini RV, or a van pulling a 16 foot travel trailer. Does anyone have any advice on which one would be better to take on a road trip? We won’t have to pay to sleep anywhere, assuming we find Wal-Marts, or parking lots every night. Our Dolphin get roughly 16mpg on the highways, and 12ish in the city. I think the van with trailer will be roughly the same. We have budgeted 2400 dollars for gas (800 each). We will do most of our eating with groceries, but will obviously spend money on famous places to eat along the way sometimes. Does anyone know how much we could expect to pay for attractions? Do you think 300 in food, and 250 in attractions every month would be possible?
We want to see as much as we can! Go anywhere and everywhere! We will be leaving this September, in the middle of the month, and could be back as late as January 20th. Has anyone done such an epic journey that could help me out? Anyone have any good ideas for routes or any advice? Or just a mock trip you would do? I’d greatly appreciate it!