Hello Roadtrip America, very informative site you have here.
So basically the scoop is myself and two friends are planning out a large summer road trip beginning from Toronto. We want to reach over to the west coast and see Vancouver then go south all along the coast. The main places we want to see along the way are Utah, Nevada, California, Las Vegas and many beautiful sights within those places such as the grand canyon, the desert, various mountains and tourists sights. Then we will be heading all the way East through Texas towards Florida and up North towards New York and finally back home in Toronto.
I would be glad if someone could help us with some travel information and perhaps a possible route or at least some sights which are not to miss along that travel destination. Also this is what we have estimated so far to make this trip possible:
-One of the friends owns a car, gas money could possibly come up to how much? guessing possbily 1.5k?
-We are planning on camping as much as possible along the way, maybe sleeping at a motel once a week just for showering purposes. Is this safe and legal in many areas. For example in the desert if stopping at a baron area and setting up tent are there any dangers or laws to watch out for?
-Food will be a combination of rations and cheap dining areas.
In total how much could such a trip cost to be split between 3 people considering we are avoiding lodging costs and spending money on shopping?