My boyfriend and I are looking to move to the west coast, but decided we cannot blindly do so and are now trying to take a road trip out there and back first. We would go in the spring time, I think. our goal is to over estimate everything, be as simple as possible during the actual trip, and hopefully not use most of the money we set aside. We decided on the time frame of a month, since once we get out to the west coast we will need time to explore and get a feel for where we may want to settle down. Food, we completely over estimated at 30 a day (15 each) but plan to bring a grill and eat sandwiches and soup and cheap grocery store food 90% of the time. Ends up being 900 for a month of that. Sleep, we plan 100 a day worst case, but will bring things to camp with and hopefully will not even spend half of that, we love camping and will whenever we get a chance. That comes to 3000. fuel cost calculators told me a little over a thousand for there and back, we are driving an acura 3.0cl. we also planned to set aside like an extra thousand emergency money. I am looking for any advice at all. We are 19 and have never attempted a road trip, so I may be completely off and not even know it, I need help please! All appreciated! anything that could help, things we have planned completely wrong, maybe something I didn't even think of. With a month and like six thousand, could we have a good trip there and back with time to explore the west coast a little?