Hi! I'm an 18 year old female who recently graduated from high school. In June, I'm considering a road trip from Southern Missouri to Southern Nebraska that is approximately 700 miles. We have family friends who live in Nebraska so I would be staying there for a few nights. The trip estimate is about 11 hours, and I figure I'm pretty safe with taking $300 because I have a small, fairly fuel-efficient car. My question is, do you personally think 11 hours is too much for a teen to drive in one day? Also, how dangerous do you feel it is for an 18 year old girl to travel alone?
I'm really set on going alone because I really think the trip will give me time to reflect and think, and also feel it'll be a great preparation for college & a more independent lifestyle. My mom is a bit iffy on the idea, but is agreeable as long as I have my car serviced and learn how to change a tire beforehand.