Dear fellow road trippers,
my friends and I (there are four of us) are planning to drive from montreal to Los angeles in the summer of 2014. we have done short road trips before (from Montreal to New york) but besides that we are newbies. I am the oldest one them and by the time we start our road trip (beginning of june most likely) i will be 23. we already have a car so we do not have to worry about renting one. two of us have our drivers licence so we can take turns at the wheel. but we have a few questions so here it goes:
-what is a realistic estimate time for this trip? (to drive from montreal to LA including rest stops and fuel and food stops)
-where should we stop to get nights rest?
-where would be the cheapest places to go to stay at night and do we need to book in advance?
-how much would the cost be per person? (including fuel costs, hotel/motel/hostel on our way, food. i should mention that we already have my uncles place to stay at in Los Angeles so we don't have to pay for hotel there.)
-Any cities that we must go to on our way?
-What are some items that we need to take with us on this trip?