My first post here. Just wanna say hello :)
I'm a 26-year-old gal from Hong Kong, looking to quit my job and do a coast to coast road trip along route 50 in May 2010. Everything is just in the initial brainstorming stage but would like to know one most important thing before I buy tickets and get all excited about the plan etc.
I'm new to the road. Literally. I'm on HK probationary driving license, which basically means I haven't got my license for over a year (in fact, just passed my test last week). They can't issue me an International Driving Permit unless I have the proper license. Question is, will I be able to rent a car with my home-based probationary license? In fact, am I even allowed to drive in the US with that?
I will be travelling alone, so asking a companion to drive instead would be quite impossible. If there's no way around this I'll probably have to postpone my trip.
Appreciate your help!