i posted sometime back in 2007 details of me and my friends' trip (we're 25 and 28) to the states in june of this year.
a quick reminder:
fly out june 14th - 3 days in new york city
june 17th up to june 24th - driving hire car (chevy equinox) to miami, FL.
25th up to 27th - amtrak to chicago, IL
28th up to july 4th - driving hire car (chevy trailblazer) chicago to Las vegas.
july 7th up to 12th - from las vegas (still in same car) to Los angeles (flying home on the morning of the 12th so hopefully 2 or 3 days in LA beforehand)
the main cities we're staying at, NY, miami, chicago, vegas, and L.A, we have hotels reserved, all other nights we are hoping to stay at motels. firstly we would like to know how we can find any discount/coupons for motels along the way? prebook, turn up on the day?
now between NY and Miami, i believe the most direct route is the I-95? the only real stop we want to make on this leg is prob wash, DC. so other than this, we'd appreciate any suggestions, road-wise, that may stand out from the rest, either scenery wise, or full of attractions.
and then onto Chicago - las vegas. now we have 7 days to make this journey, and although we appreciate we dont have a big amount of time, we'd like to drive as much of the old route66 (i know a lot of it isnt there now)
but we would love to poss see monument valley and the grand canyon?
we are viewing this trip as a "road trip" so we know we would have to make progress everyday but would just like to know peoples opinions on driving time and how much to do each day?
as its getting closer we're getting both excited and a little nervous. just want to make sure everythings covered really. we really cant wait to come over to the states, ive only been to NY before working at a summer camp for 3 months and never got to travel afterwards. when ive posted before you were excellent in replying so would once again appreciate it.