I have been reading this forum for a few month and I have to tell you that I think you are really making an amazing job! I have learned important things and I got lot of informations for my own road trip. But to make the following steps I need some advice.
After 4 month lifeguarding in the US me and my boyfriend are planning a one week round trip from LA early in October. We would like to rent a car and see as much as we can from the West Coast. (Especially Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, Historic Route 66, San Francisco,...) Our total budget is 2000 $.
We are from Hungary and this would be our first road trip, so we are not quite sure how much money should we calculate with. I counted with estimated values: 400 $ for the car (one week with underage charge, because we are 21 and 22), 100 $/ day for housing and 300 $ for the gas.
I would like to ask you do you think is it possible to make such a roadtrip in one week? Or could we make more than a week with the money we have?
And what do you think about renting a minivan and sleeping in it, or at campgrounds to cut our costs?
Your soonest reply would be appreciated.