Hello RTA Forums!
My friends and I were planning a roadtrip around the United States for this summer, hitting the states in this order:
Start. Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticutt, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland / D.C., Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, end.
The bold states are the states we're planning to stick around and check out some sites in, non-bold are the states we're just driving through to get around.
The problem is that none of us have ever really done a roadtrip of this magnitude before, so I was wondering if I could get some advice on the following matters...
The first glaring problem that we have is that we only have about thirty days to accomplish all this, so I want to know if it's possible for us to spend time in the bold states and still finish within our timetable.
The second thing is that all of my friends and I are teenagers (three of us are 17, and one will be 18), so I want to know if it's going to be safe traveling like this and what precautions we should take for safety. We plan to do most of our driving during the day.
Being young, we don't have very much money, so if there is anything in the way of economy you can offer me I will be very thankful. For example, how can we save money on meals, and what kind of car should we drive for maximum mileage while still getting good interior room?
We're going to be bringing some technology (laptops, camera, and a camcorder) with us, so are there any precautions we should take for the safety of that stuff?
I would appreciate it very much if you could answer those questions! Thank you.