Hi! I'm originally from California, but have been living in Prague, Czech Republic for 12 years. I am flying to New York in July with my family of 4 (Czech husband and 10 yr. old twins). We plan to rent a car either in New York or D.C. (I will be visiting sisters in both cities) and want to drive out to California (with a stop in Reno to visit my brother) along a southern route. We were thinking about camping and/or cheap motels along the way. Would like to drive a stretch of Route 66 starting in New Mexico and definately want to see the Grand Canyon. Do you think we can make it to Reno in 6 or 7 days? Can you recommend some good places to eat/see/take the kids on the way?
I think my husband will have to drive the entire time because my California driver's license was stolen and as far as I know I can't get a replacement until I go into a California DMV (I am still technically a California resident). Do you happen to know if there any way I can get my license replaced in another state? If I don't have a license then my husband will have to be the one renting the car. Do you know if it's hard to rent a car with a foreign driver's license?
We then plan to drive back to New York at the beginning of August on a more northern route (after visiting family in Seattle). Do you have advise for the best/most interesting route we could make back in 7 days or so? We are on a tight budget, so any and all advise we can get would be most appreciated!!
THanks for your time and help. And happy new year!