Next summer my best friend and I will be graduated from high school..very exciting. I will be 18 but she will not be. We have been planning this road trip for a very long time but now it is getting a little more serious as we are starting to think about what we will need to do to get ready...
We live in Portland Oregon and we are wanting to drive to Sandusky, OH to go to a theme park we've always wanted to go too. We also wanted to go to New York city for a night or too to experience the city of lights. We were thinking to give this trip a 2 week period, do you think that is enough? Do you think two young girls could do this trip? We would definitely switch off on driving..but we want to get there as fast as we can. Would it be absolutely necessary to stay at motels/hotels every night? Or could we be able to switch off on driving and have the other just sleep?
When we drive on the freeways, would we be able to just keep driving until we get tired and find a cheap hotel? Or should we have reservations? How much gas do you think we would go through? How many days do you think it would take us to get there if we wanted to make a few pit stops? I think the plan is to take our time getting there/visit places we've wanted to go/and just enjoy the trip..and then on the way back rush and try to sleep in the car through the night instead of going to hotel rooms.
Do you think we would be safe? Our biggest concern is out safety as we will be young/blonde/small 18 year old's traveling across the country.
We are so excited to experience and I would just love your advice!
We also wanted to get your guys's estimate on how much this trip would cost if we stayed at the cheapest hotels possible..with gas, and food, and hotels in New York as well...
We have been saving for a while but as this next year continues we will need to start saving a lot more.