Hello everyone! My friend and I are moving from MI to CA in Dec. (Yes, I know its a ways away, but I like to plan and be prepared), but I wanted to come here to get some words of wisdom from all you experienced roadtrippers!!!
This is a bit long...
I am from MI, just moved to NY so I will have to drive from NYC back to MI, pick up my friend/roommate and then move to LA. Obviously this is a lot of driving, and I don't really want to do it all at once, but if there is ANY advice anyone has, I would really appreciate it!!!
I am sure some of you have taken this trip before and I was wondering what the best route would be? I have never driven that far and will have about $500 for gas (I used the fuel calculator and it says the 2300 miles (mi to ca)would cost about $300).
I am also wondering how we would find the best places to stop and rest along the way? Camping is out because neither one of us even own any type of camping gear (we will be traveling in 1999 cougar with a trailor attached so there wouldn't be any room to store any gear anyways.). I would rather book a hotel in advance, but is that the smartest thing to do?
I really am looking for the cheapest way to get there, not necessarily the fastest way...we will have about $4000 to spend, including gas, lodging, and apartment costs.
My friend and I like to drive fast and don't sleep much (I have driven 12 hrs straight before) but I really would like to see the scenic routes of the west...and I definitely want to take route 66 at least SOME of the way.