Hi I have been lurking around this site for the past year or so and have finally decided to make a post. I am finally graduating college in May and have the time and ability to travel around the country until I start in the real world in August. 2 other friends of mine will join me.
-All 3 of us are 22
-2 of us will start in Connecticut and pickup the 3rd in Bloomington, IN
- Our only mode of travel is in a car to Bloomington, we can't use that car past that point
- We will travel for 3-4 weeks starting in mid-June
- We want our budget to be no more than $6000 total
First and the most pressing question is our mode of transportation. We will probably rent a car. If we do this we might do it in NYC as they don't charge more if you are under 25 yrs of age. If we do this should we get a mid-size? SUV (less gas mileage I know and more expensive to rent)? We will be camping mostly and will have a considerable amount of gear with us and we also want to have a portable BBQ.
Is it unrealistic or stupid to try and rent an RV for this period?
We will really be starting the trip once we get to Bloomington. SO far we have decided on two places we will definitly goto. Austin, Tx to visit family and New Orleans (cause it's the most amazing city in the country besides NYC). Besides those two city desitinations, we mostly want to do a more natural roadtrip. We really want to white-water raft, fish, and camp as much as possible. We were thinking Colorado was a good area, and possibly Wyoming and maybe Yosemite in California. I am unsure if it is unrealistic to go that far or even further in the 3-4 weeks we have.
If anyone had suggestions for our problems with transportation or suggestions for places we should look into traveling to, it would be greatly appreciated.