My sister and I are planning our first road trip without our mother. We are no strangers to the cramped car, hours driving and spending the night in a parking lot or two. But I need some tips and advice, especially on how to save money and to stay safe.
I'm helping my sister move from Maine to live with me in California. Packing shouldn't be too horrible because my sister is only bring clothes and a few other things (we've moved in a mini van and sleeping on top of boxes is not fun). My mother is giving us 2000$ along with her mini van and I hope to save an extra 1000$ or at least have a emergency credit card. However there are a few places we want to stop at: Chicago, New Orleans,Missouri, Texas and The Grand canyon. I realize we might have to give up some things ,but I really don't want to. We have about 2 weeks until we need to reach our destination in California, any advice would be greatly appreciated and if we had to give up a destination spot in exchange for a shorter route please let me know which one that can wait for Road Trip the sequel.