Greetings from NJ
I will be relocating to Los Angeles California (Lomita) from Edgewater NJ (North Jersey) and I am planning on driving there my 2012 KIA Sportage. I will be leaving NJ on Thursday August 8th and I hope to get to Los Angeles on Saturday or Sunday.
I must get to LA before or on sunday since my buddy needs to get back to work in NY on Monday. He will be flying back on sunday night to NY so we need to get to LA on or before Sunday August 11.
I wanted to find out what gas stations are the most common in this trip so I can apply for the credit card and I can dump all my gas cost in there. I don't like to carry that much cash with me and I don't want to mixed my other expenses with this trip. Currently I used Exxon for my gas expenses. Not sure if Exxon is popular on this route. I remember when I drove south from NJ to Florida, I couldn't find one Exxon gas station but Amoco was almost in every stop.
I am driving with my college buddy and we both can pull at least 12 hours per day.....We don't want to take to many breaks unless is necessary since we want to arrive to LA the earliest possible to spend time with family there. According to mapquest, there are 3 routes and all three average 47 hours in total driving with no stops. Where would you guys recommend we "must" stop. This is my first time going from east to west. Are there any particular areas we must avoid or be careful not to drive at night. Any tips, in general, are much appreciated.