I'm a 22 year old woman and I'm moving out west. I have a few main concerns/questions..
1. NH to Oregon is a long way, especially by oneself. I plan on leaving at midnight, after sleepign all day obviously, and driving straight though that night/morning till I reach about 6pm... or until my legs feel like they're going to fall off.
My question, is if I drive all the way straight through the country, obviosuly taking breaks and sleep, about how many nights of hotels do you think it will be for me??
I plan on stopping once in the middle of the country at a cool site for a few hours, then straight to the northern cali coast to spend a day at the beach, then up the coast of cali to oregon. How many nights should I average for spending at night at a hotel?? I have more than enough money to, but I just want to get an average of how many nights it would be.. since I'll be driving all day long during every day of this trip. I'm an idiot at math, and the calculated hours/days is like Arabic to me when I try to place that to me driving.
2. The types of hotels/motels out there.. I'll be on all main roads, and my gps will obviously give me the closest hotels every night. Are there mostly cheap motels that look like they're out of a murder movie? Or relatively safe.. I just can't help but imagine some 10 room motel 6 that is run by a family who collects skulls. Sorry middle America..
3. Any ladies who have done this alone... any words of wisedom? Is it what I'm feeling/hoping it will be like?? complete and utter freedom on the open road that empowers you??!