Looking to plan the 6 month to one year trip around the nation. Hoping to start the trip one year from now, April 2008. Understanding this trip will be expensive and take quite a bit of planning, I am getting started now. I plan to go on an agressive saving plan for the next 6 to 12 months in order to accumulate more than enough funds to make this trip a go.
I will be travelling with a friend of mine and right now we are looking at a number of options. Living in New York City, I do not own a car and while my friend does own a vehicle, we are looking at the possibility of renting a vehicle for the trip. Another thought was to buy alternate between rented cars, Greyhound buses and Amtrak to see the nation.
Adain, we are at the very onset of the planning process and would like any suggestions for steps to take along the planning spectrum.