read some similar threads but didnt find what i wanted to know
basically i want to drive from east to west or west to east..doesnt bother me either way. the info im looking for is what route, destinations etc
i dont want to go to typical tourists spots ie disneyland, manhatten..anything that has tourist written on it. i want to spend about 4 to 6 weeks driving across country seeing the real sights.
basically when i think about it i think either LA through arizona, new mexico, texas, louisiana, up through tennesee, kentucky etc back to new york
new york, up to the north east acorss the top all the way to montana and washinton down the coast back to LA
my brother spent 18 months but was mostly in canada as he preferred it to the US but i wont be going to canada and spending much less time. unlike him i have bills and animals that i am leaving behind.
put yourself in my shoes, an aussie who has never been to the US, im 34 male... probably the stuff you would think twice about is the whole reason im going ie smaller towns, cheap highway diners...basically the normal everyday US. only using LA and NY to fly in and out of, will be there just the one day each.
accommodation will be as cheap as possible as will food. hotels but cheap ones, do enough camping here not interested over there.
i guess the other thing i have to think about there more than here is seasons. no snow here apart from a small pocket of ski fields, otherwise sunny all year. there, if i go the northern route winter will be out. dont particularly want to go there in peak summer season so autumn will probably be best im guessing.
one last thing, have to decide whether to buy a cheap car there or rent one. pros and cons of each. renting, if anything goes wrong i can get it replaced but its dearer. if i buy one it will be cheaper than renting the whole time however it might be a lemon and die along the way.
thanks for your time
Aaron the Aussie