I know that travelers have consulted this forum already about this trip, but I have a few questions about the voyage that are more specific to my trip, and haven't been covered in other threads.
I'm 21 and four of my friends and I are going to be driving to LA (well Irvine actually) this summer. Of the five of us, three are driving. The goal is to save as much money on accommodations, without camping (since there isn't enough room to pack a tent or other camping supplies). We want to make the trip in four days, or three if possible. Here are the questions!
1. If we drive the classic inter-state route Google Maps suggests, will we be able to find cheap roadside motels? How much can we expect to pay for each night's stay?
2. If each of the three drivers drive three hour shifts, with one driver taking the first and last shift, for a full day of twelve hours, do you think we'll make it in three days? Do you think that driving schedule is insane?
3. How do we work out insurance, when only one of us owns the car?