Hi, this is my first post! (but I've been lurking for a while)
At the end of march I'm going with a friend, and with my rat terrier too, from oergon to Philly and then back, making the trip in about a month.
This will be my fifth cross-country road trip, driving, in my life. I love the open road. The last time I did a big road trip, though, was six years ago, in my own car...so I have some concerns that things may have changed!
I'm pretty sure we'll be renting a car. I found a decent price through hertz (I think) but I was wondering if there are any rental companies that do monthly rental cheaper? The reservation says unlimited mileage, but from reading the forums here I am also a bit worried that this may not mean anywhere unlimited...does anyone know how I can find this out?
Also, since I'm bringing my dog and he is tiny, I am a little worried about ... I guess wildlife? rattlesnakes and such- we'll be taking 40 back from the east coast (I have some people to visit and stay with down in austin) and I am worrying now about his safety in that region of the country.
Our itinerary is: march 26-april 4, driving to philly.
april 7-14, seeing some PA/NY sights (we'll be staying with friends)
april 14-21, I have a business meeting to attend.
april 21-may 1, driving back, with a short stop here and there with friends
we don't have a lot of money, I am also concerned about gas prices along the way. I'm renting a compact/economy car, does anyone have any braod guesses about gas cost for a trip like this?
thanks for reading, and for any help or advice, I love these forums!