I am Richie, and I am from dear old England.
I am delighted to have found this website, its fantastic!
I love America and I love driving, so I aways knew I had to do a roadtrip, and the only place to do that is in the USA.
To date I have only completed one road trip- a solo effort- from Chicago to LA in 2004. I took with me, Lonely Planet: route 66, and RoadTrip USA both of which are excellent.
Being single, and unable to sell the prospect of a RT to friends, I went solo.
As with every holiday, it had good points and bad points.
I would enjoy everyday from an early rise (5:30 am), all thru the day, and right up until early evening. Its then that a bit of company and a friendly face was what I needed, someone to go to dinner with, and recount the experiences of the day.
That said, I did meet loads of wonderful people, and would do the solo thing again, although I would also like to travel with a friend.
Well, actually, I did do one mini-RT last year. I was xmas-ing with friends in lake City FL, when I drove down to Key West and back, just so I could say I had driven across the seven mile bridge, among others.
Its a fantasy of mine to win a bucket load of cash, buy a $300000.00 RV, and spend the rest of my life travelling the US and Canada.
While I am waiting for that to happen, I may just have to save up for another two-weeker!
On my first RT, I rented a car, and stayed in motels along the way. But I also fancy renting an RV, so i can dispense with having to find motels, and visit some of the camping sites out there.
So, my questions are, can anybody reccommend:
a) a good RV rental company
b) The best RV to rent (for a solo trip- thats the plan for now)
b) A scenic route, for the summer/fall or spring/summer.
Thers is a lot of info out there, but I value the opinion of the experts- you guys!
cheers for now