Hello fellow Roadtrippers of America!
So for about 7 years now my friends and I have been talking about taking a cross country trip. Everyone knows how people can talk and never "Do" however we are getting older and feel that if we dont do it now we probably wont have the opportunity to do it for a while, as we are all getting married and about to start families. So this is when I turn to you seasoned Roadtrippers!
There are 6-8 of us committed to the trip. All are experienced travelers so the adventure part isnt a problem. Many of us have lived in the south so we are familiar with the long drives as we would do when coming home to PA. So drivings not the issue. The issues we have are first and most importantly, does anyone think that 17 days will be enough to see a significant amount? We have some key destinations in mind, many being out west and we are from the Philly area. So we were thinking of leaving PA, going to New orleans, across Texas to Arizona area, up to Vegas, across to LA, then up the entire coast of Cali into Oregon, then across to Montana then ending somewhere are Yellowstone. To Much??? Can it be done and still able to make a ton of memories?? Would it be better just to eliminate New Orleans all together and shoot across the north first through Chicago then into Montana/Wyoming, down into california, then ending in Vegas??
Were going to be renting a RV and only make this a one way type of trip. We plan on flying home from wherever our ending destination will be. Now this is the only part of the whole trip that is going to be completely foreign. Do you need a special license? Also, when in a major city..whats the general mode of transportation...meaning basically where do you park a giant RV?? We really dont plan on hitting any major cities except LA and San Fran but its good to know the general rule of thumb.
Lastly, hitting up both the northern mountainous regions plus the desert is extremly important to us all. Were all outdoorsy and like things off the beaten path...anyone have any suggestions?? Definatly planning on rafting somewhere in Montana or Wyoming...def want to see the grand canyon but in a different light..something different than what all the other tourists do or see?
Im totally excited to be finally able to do this trip. We all want to do this as a fairwell to our youth considering were all about to jump into the corporate world and start having families. Thanks everyone for your future ideas and suggestions!