Hi. We are three friend from Iceland. We are planning a trip across America next summer. The plan is to take about 5-6 weeks to cross the States. We plan to start in LA. Then head up to San Francisco. The next stop is Las Vegas and the Grand canyon. We don't really have a clue where to stop from there on our way to Oklahoma. From Oklahoma we plan on going to New Orleans. From there we will go to Memphis, St. Louis, Chicago. New York will be our final stop.
We have reserved hotel rooms in the 3 first stops. The plan is to have some freedom as to where we go. How difficult is it to find room without reservations in June-July?
Can you recommend a place to find car rental comparisons. We would need a car that could hold our photography equipment.
Can someone recommend places on the way that are great for Photographers.
Since we come from a small town we have been warned about safety issues. The people have been warning us about the dangers of traveling across America. How seriously do we have to take that advice? Do we need to buy pepper spray or something like that. Is it legal to carry pepper spray on you across state lines?
How much should we expect to spend on a daily basis on food, gas and lodging? How much should we expect to spend on a rental car for 5 weeks. Our budget should be around 12000 each.
I would welcome any advice and help that you can offer.
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I hope my grammar isn't to bad. I apologize if it is.