I want to plan a cross country road trip this summer. This will be my first on-the-road trip. Approximately 3-4 weeks. From NY. One of the must see is the Grand Canyon. I will be traveling with my 12 year old daughter. A couple of things:
1. I am a little nervous traveling just with myself and my daughter. Any recommendations for a safe route? Also, some safety traveling suggestions.
2. Do I use my own car (in good condition) or rent a vehicle and not put the wear and tear on my vehicle.
3. Besides the GC as a must see - what other sites do you recommend as a 'must see' and interesting sites for a teen-ager?