My boyfriend and I are travelling from New Zealand to the USA in October 2010. Our plan is to rent a car - prob catch a train from LA to Las Vegas - then drive along the Southern states. Grand Canyon, along the south to Dallas, Memphis etc and finish in New Orleans. We then want to fly to New York to spend at least 5 days there (or better to finish our drive in New York?)
We will be on a budget so buying a tent when we get there and camping with the odd hotel thrown in. Any tips for us? I am working out our budget. We will be booking camping grounds along the way in case we want to go off course or change plans slightly.
Anywhere along that route that we absolutely must see/do? How much should we plan to cover petrol/gas? Total trip plan to do around 4 weeks total.