I am planning my first cross country trip. I have never driven out of state before and am looking for any advice or tips anyone could give me. My biggest problem is that my money budget is very low. I lost my job a month ago and this trip has been planned for three years. It is not a vacation, but a necessity and it is not something I can put off. COnsidering my income problems, I am needing to get an exact figure as possible on how muich I will need for expences. The two things I am having trouble figuring out are gas money and food money. My trip will last 6 days, leaving out on the 5th of June and returning on the 10th my traveling will be done in one days time, and the time ion between my arrival and departure dates will be spent at my destination. Can anyone help me? I am unsure what I need to do to calculate my gas and food expences.