My wife and I are going on our 1st road trip in June of 2008. It is going to be two weeks long and we are on a strict budget. We have some friends and relatives to stay with on some of the trip and want to camp some too. I think that I have found a few "cheaper" hotels but I am not sure how to find ones that are nicer yet still "cheap". How would I go about that? I know that there is the star rating system but I don't always agree with the ratings :)
Also, I am not sure if I want to put a ton of miles on either of our cars. Does anyone have any suggestions on a specific rental car company that is reasonable with unlimitied miles?