A friend and I are hoping (please let it happen...) to fly to LA in a couple of weeks, obtain some kind of vehicle, and drive the above route. We have about a month, so can take it slow and steady and weave around a little. And I am on the beg for any ideas or advice you can give! I stumbled across this forum while researching and it looks like a really helpful and useful place.
My main questions at the mo are:
1. Do one of those "drive our car to the other coast" holiday deal things, or just try to buy a cheap car/van? Any ideas?
2. It's going to be between 10,000 and 15,000 miles, depending on how much we weave around. Anyone got any idea what that might cost us in fuel? I know it will depend on the vehicle, but any ball-park figure would be really appreciated. I haven't a clue.
3. Safety. We're two young (ish!) women, happy to sleep in the car/van, or pitch a tent, but wondered if anyone had any ideas about areas to be particularly careful, or any other advice.
We'll be doing this on a very tight budget, so any advice on that would be really useful too. Any cheap places to stay, that kind of thing.
Thanks for reading, and kindest,