I've just joined the forums and been reading a lot (go easy on me!). I'm going back on the road again and this time it's gonna be USA. I've never been to the US and I'm very excited to be there next year, July to be specific.
So here's the plan (or the lack of it) - to fly in and out of NY. I'm planning to do a road trip from East Coast to West Coast or maybe if that doesn't work out then West Coast to East Coast. Well, I also know that car rentals for a one way trip are very expensive. How many days? Well it's going to be almost a month - 3 and half weeks, perhaps? I plan to see the South while heading to the West Coast. Alternatively will see the Northern states while coming back to NY.
This sounds confusing?
Places I definitely want to see across US: Philly, Austin, LA, San Francisco, Chicago, Route 66 and NY. I would love to go to the Gathering of the Juggaloos convention - only because I've heard a lot about it and nothing else :) But that being said, nothing is set in stone. I would love to stop by small towns, see unexplored places, meet new people and just take in the great Americana feel. I'm currently reading/researching a lot on that topic.
Here's the worst part- I don't know how to drive. Sucks, right? That's why I'm looking for travel partners who I can travel with. We can share fuel costs and great stories. If it's even for a short leg of journey, that's fine. In fact, the more the merrier :) Will split all costs equally. Technically, I know how to drive but I don't want to take any chances with that in a foreign country.
Any advice/comments/feedback will be greatly appreciated!