Need help on how much $$$ to bring...
Currently I am a sophmore and I am currently planning to go on a road trip with about 6 of my friends across america. We want to travel from SW Virginia (outside of Roanoke) to LA/Baja Mex. and back in Two Months Via
Roanoke,Charlotte,Wilmington,Charleston,Atlanta,Pa nama City,New Orleans,Baton Rouge,Dallas,Pheonix,Baja,LasVegas,Salt Lake/Denver, and back (need cities between Denver and Nashville and of course anything we see that would be cool along the way that would be interesting. Should we be planning
this much ahead and how much money do you think we should bring if we are going to sleep in the cars.
HOW MUCH TO TRAVEL
1. IF YOU EAT OUT EVERY MEAL EVERY DAY IT WILL BANKRUPT YOU 2. PRIVATE CAMPGROUNDS IN THE NORTHEAST AND AROUND TOURIST AREAS ARE MOST EXPENSIVE. 3. DO NOT LOOK FOR FREE PLACES TO SLEEP AROUND AREAS THAT HAVE TOURISM AS THIER ECONOMY YOU WILL BE HASSLED. 4. SIX PEOPLE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE TO GET AN AGREEMENT WITH ON WHERE TO GO AND WHERE TO STAY GOOD LUCK
So do you think that it would be a good idea to cut how many people are going, and should we be planning 3 years ahead?
So do you think that it would be a good idea to cut how many people are going, and should we be planning 3 years
planning ahead is good!
My friends and I have already started planning our road trip and we're not going until (hopefully) 2007.
Of course, we're still deciding on some things, and open to any changes, because we know that things aren't going to be exactly the same then...
Planning ahead is a good thing! It saves last minute stress and we'll have plenty of time to save money and get information to help us with every last little detail of the trip.
Also, by planning this far ahead, by the time we're ready to go, we can just GO! We won't have to worry about anything!
And we'll be packed with energy for the trip instead of wearing ourselves out planning it. So I think planning 3 years ahead is good!
I agree, my friends and i are planning our roadtrip at the moment for summer 2005 or 2006. Its a good idea to plan ahead because then you have a better idea of what you want to do and how much money you need. Of course it will all probably change once you get started, but it still makes you feel better if you have a plan. And also if you have something to look forward to it makes the saving better!
thanx for the info. We need to get a perminate route though
Map on the wall
One more view,
Prior to hitting the road in 1994, we stuck a large map of the USA up on a wall and stuck colored pins into all of the places we had always heard about but never seen. By the time we hit the road, there were several hundred pin holes on the map. We figured out a route that would allow us to get to most of those places -- put the map in the vehicle.... And never looked at it again.
The "route" was in our head -- there is no need for determing a permanent route -- OK to create some goals for your roadtrip adventure -- but the best plan -- start each day with a clean slate -- choose a direction and go. That is what makes roadtrippin' an adventure and not a Disneyland amusement ride.
I was thinking that 8 people is alot. We could get into fights. How could this be an enjoyable experience?