I'm moving to SoCA in august. After thinking just a little bit about all the costs with tickets for me and my dog, shipping my car and furniture. I stopped and thought...Why not drive there and enjoy the ride? So now Im on the middle of the planning process. So I would like to heave some suggestions and road tips. I decided to make this trip more like a vacation time then just trying to make it there as fast as I can. So no rushing, I wouldn't mind taking 7/8 days to get there. In order to visit/sight seeing the places Im gonna drive through. And of course not to keep just driving all the time, since Im going by my self (and Mr Magoo of course). My plan is to stop on camping spots that allow dogs or "couch surf" (you should check that out, very interesting way of travelling and metting people). But I dont know where btween here and there I should make my stops. The only one I know is New orleans. After that I had no idea what the west coast and the desert has to offer. I would like some tips on places to stop that allow dog for a sleep over if necessary (hostel, motel, inns).
Im traveling on tight budget so any info on the cheapest way to do it will be appreciated.
What is the avarage cost on gas? My car do 29-31/gallon. Is a station wagon and Ill be taking a Uhaul trailer with me, saving the space on the back of my car if I need to sleep on it. Who knows?
I read here that is a very easy trip. Not too much of worries. But would appreciate some sharing experiences. Hope im not being too crazy with all of that,,but I have a feeling that it can be an extraordinary experience of knowing the US west coast, exchanging culture with local people and sightseeing beautifull and differents places. But where should I make my stops after new orleans???
thks a lot for your attention