Hello, how is everyone today? :) Hopefully good and well, staying warm in this summer heat.
Brief summary, my brother and I will be leaving in two days for a cross country road trip, from NJ to CA.
We both recently graduated from college and we wanted to do something adventurous and challenging. My brother will be gone for 4 years in another country studying and living, so we figured this would be a nice way to say our good byes with a cross country road trip.
We will be using our own car (Toyota Venza) to travel. (I know it's not the best car to use, but it saves the hassle of renting a one-way car)
We will be first going to New Orleans where we will stay for two nights. New Orleans was a city we've always wanted to explore and see. Then heading west, where we will hit cities such as Dallas, Phoenix, then eventually hit San Diego. And we will hit, L.A and then eventually camp out at Yosemite national park for one night. We are planning on traveling on the road for about 2-3 weeks.
We're very new to this, I have a couple of questions:
- Roughly how much money of gas will be needed ? Are there apps for this (?)
- Should we sleep in hotel/motels every night or to save some money some days, sleep in the car(?)
- Since we are traveling through the South, what are the best scenic route in the South I can take that would be enjoyable.
- Best way to save money (Food, stays, gas)
These are many questions, but if anyone has the time and are willing to answer a few of these questions. It would be awesome and a help to our quest !
Thank you in advance, looking forward to hear your experienced responses