Hi, me and my girlfriend went on a roadtrip across the east coast of America from New York to Miami last year for two weeks, we stopped at Philadelphia, Washington, Richmond and Orlando. we had a brilliant time and wanted to do something similar but for a longer period of time. My only issue is transport, the previous trip we used the Greyhound, which I regret to say was not a pleasant experience at times particularly between Washington and Richmond where they lost our bags, luckily we got them back the next day so all was not lost.
So after this experience we decided we didn't want to ride the Greyhound again unless at a last resort. So what other options do we have, I have looked at renting a vehicle but both being 21 the prices are a little high (around 1000 a month), this was with the company National, is there cheaper companies for long term hire?
I looked at Amtrack which was very reasonably priced but they don't stop very often, only in major cities. Trekamerica is not an option as these only run in the summer are there other companies that offer the same services in the autumn and winter months?
Also we plan on taking around $15000 between the two of us, this money does include flights, insurance and accommodation, how long do you think this will last for, we do plan to budget and not fussed about eating fancy. I did some research on google and found a site stating you should budget $70 per day per person does this sound right?
The route is still under discussion, we definitely want to end up in Los Angeles and visit New Orleans, on our previous trip we loved Miami to so want to revisit there.
Thanks in advance