My boyfriend and I live in Portland, OR and would like to take a 6 month North American road trip. We would visit all 50 states (fly to Hawaii of course), Mexico and Canada. We pretty much have our route set in stone (at least for the lower 48 and Alaska). We plan to visit most, if not all, of the national parks, drive about 400 miles or 7-8 hrs per day (not counting when we stay in one location for multiple days), do at least some tent camping, buy most of our food from local markets and groceries, and drive a vehicle that gets 40+ mpg. Not counting airfare (we may be able to use airline miles), does anybody know what we should expect for total costs or even if this is doable with a 6 month time frame? We are still in the early stages of planning, as we won't be starting this trip until March or April of either 2008 or 2009. Has anyone made this trip before? All suggestions are welcome!
A and J in Portland