Hey everybody, My name is Lucas, i'm 27 and i'm start to plan a really big roadtrip over the USA with my fyance. I've been a couple times in USA driving from Miami to Orlando only.
I'm not sure if we are gooing to make a 6 months travel or 1 year yet, first because i don't know if we will have enough money for a whole year and second, as far as i know, the USA doesn't give brazilian tourist visas for more than 180 days.
My plans so far are to buy a car in Florida, meet a lot of places in florida, visit everything on the way to New york, stay a bit more in NY than the other places , go to Massachussets, see everything from there to Seattle, Then From Seattle to Los Angeles, and end the trip somewhere in texas or lousiana and sell the car when travel is over.
Or maybe do the anticlockwise, Florida, see everything from there to CA, then all the way up to Seattle, check everything i can from Seattle to massachusetts, and end the trip in NY.
No luxury in this trip, the lower the better, afterall, it's 1 year without any income, so i have to make everything as cheap as possible, staying in hostels, campgrounds, also, instead a regular sedan, i might buy a minivan and spend some nights in the car if this can save me some money.
I know it's not much planned yet, but well, it's a start and i will be planning the trip this whole year to start in the road in the next year.
As for the car, i'm probably buying it arround Fort Lauderdale, FL, because i know some people over there that would allow me to use their address for the license and insurance.
I appreciate all tips and information you guys can give me, about which routes to take, states and cities that are MANDATORY to visit, ways to lower the expenses, should i start my trip in january / february or like june (i ask this because weather).
Also if anyone can post estimated daily expenses and something about how much i will spend in the car would be nice.
Thank you, and sorry if something is messy/confusing, i don't have the best english.