I just found this site and I'll introduce myself. I live 1/2 south of Annapolis, Md and will be retiring in a couple of months. I will be old then (age 62) and have worked long enough. :-) We are not rich, but hope that we have enough money to do some traveling.
My wife retired about 1 1/2 yrs ago. We have a 2003 Grand Marque and a 2003 Santa Fe, Hyundai.
We think that we would like to take road trips across the USA. It will be all new to us, we have not traveled much. I am thinking that we head west and are gone for a month, then stay at home for 2-3-4 months. Then head north for a month, then stay home for 2-3-4 months, etc. Until we find out that we like it/don't like it/too expensive/etc.
I am thinking that we might need a bigger vehicle to keep us more comfortable and feeling safe. My lower back tends to get sore, her neck. For example, a tahoe/yukon/expedition. I know the gas mileage won't be good, but you can't have it all.
We are not camper/rv types. I think we would be more comfortable staying in motels/apts
Anyway, I am looking for suggestions/advice/anything from those that have done this type of thing before. Anything at all to help will be appreciated.
Type of vehicle, where to stay, where to eat, what to see, when to drive, etc.
All advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Ron :-)