I just found this website and have been spending the last 2 hours on it. I find it very interesting and helpful since I am actually starting to plan a 2 week road trip with my best friend.
Our plans are still really preliminary, but if I could get some advice from experienced people on this forum well it might help direct our research.
I'm 21, and so is my friend. I'm graduating in May from business school; prom is on the 10th of May and we would be leaving right after that. (can't wait)
We could spend somewhere around 1500$US each during that road trip, and that is, including the rental car, so let's make it a maximum of 3000$US total.
Here are some questions I have :
- Would it be worth it renting a minivan in which we could sleep most nights?
- Should we instead try to find the cheapest/fuel efficient car and just bring a tent?
- As for our destination, we would like to get as far as we can. We would probably leave Montreal, drop by Detroit and Chicago, and then ... ? At first we were talking about the West Coast, but maybe this is too optimistic for a 2 week span. Then my friend told me about Wyoming. As for myself, I am very curious about Route 66 - would it be worth it just to follow Route 66 as far as we can and then come back?
- Is it something possible on a 2 week timeframe to head down Route 66 to AZ or New Mexico, then head up north to Wyoming and come back home to Montreal?
This road trip is something I have been dreaming of for a long time. If I could I would extend it to a 3rd week (my dilemma is that I'll be done with school and I will need to find a full time job starting this summer, so I don't want to miss out on opportunities).
Basically, I want to see nice landscapes, beautiful places. Not necessarly big cities. Historically important places, ghost towns, national parks, etc. I want to see classic stuff. I want to come back with sick pictures, and great memories. I'm not looking for anything fancy, just to spend 2 weeks away from home, on the road, and forget about school, work, etc.
I know it is still vague, but if this thread can grow and end up helping my friend and I, I'll be pleased.
Thanks in advance :)