I'm moving back to LA next week, using a 16' rental truck and towing my SUV. I'll do it alone. I wonder if anyone has suggestions on saving money on such a trip.
I made the move last year from LA to Montreal taking the long way: north to Vancouver and east to Montreal, across Canada. It was beautiful, but also an adventure driving my SUV and towing a U-Haul cube through the Canadian rockies, not to mention the gas cost, specially going up hill.
This time I don't want to spend too much on gas by avoiding hilly roads, and I wonder if I-70 and I-40 are the flattest highways.
Also I'm planning on using Motel 6, as these motels are reliable and simple, with good prices. Has anyone used Motel 6 in similar road trip? What was your experience? Which Motel 6 do you recommend that is along the way?
As for eating I wonder if anyone could indicate good stops to eat along the road, where I don't have to maneuver the truck too much. I plan on stopping for one good meal, and take snacks on the road.
I remember towing the cube and turning around was a huge problem for me. I plan on driving about 500 miles per day, or roughly 8 to 10 hours. I don't want to push it as I did last year. I don't plan on sightseeing because of the load I'm carrying and the difficulty in maneuvering two long vehicles.
Another question, and I know this may seem weird, but since I am pretty aware of the social rifts in the US, what can you tell me about travelling across US being a woman and Latina, or maybe just as minority (meaning, non caucasian/white)? Are there any places/cities I should avoid? And what cities do you recommend as stop over that I may enjoy?
Thanks in advance for making my moving smooth.