Hi I'm a Norwegian planning a roadtrip with my wife from August 16th to September 12th, landing at Hartsfield-Jackson (booked our plane tickets 10 minutes ago). We have tickets from San Francisco to Boston 12th of Sep, and finally heading back to Norway on 14th of Sep. Grammatical errors should be blamed on my English teacher ore my parents for not making me do my homework, but I appreciate it if you correct obvious and basic errors :)
We visited USA in early 2009 and went to Washington D.C. (saw the inaguration of Pres. Obama) and New York, driving the distance. Now we are going back, wanting to experience USA and its people, but we need advice!
So far the only thing we have done is booking the plane tickets, but we have some places that we want to visit. Theese are:
1. Atlanta (Georgia aquarium is a must)
2. New Orleans
3. Houston (My wife is crazy about Houston S.P.C.A that is aired on Discovery Channel :) )
4. Grand Canyon
5. Las Vegas
6. Los Angeles
7. San Francisco
The route is set by theese stops, but I am very open to ideas about where to stop in between and what to see and experience. So we have a total of 27 days of travel, and want to make the most of it. We have no problem driving 12 hour stretches in a day, so it can be quite far between stops.
I am 25, my wife is 24 at the time of our trip. I will be the main driver, but both of us will drive. Will the fee for under 25 driver be the same for an additional driver as it would have been for me as the main driver?
Also the plan/hope is to rent a convertible (preferably Ford Mustang), but I cant seem to get an offer for it through the large rental firms like Avis, Hertz and Budget. Anyone know of any good way to get such a rental deal, and how much more it will cost than renting a normal standard size car?
As far as accomodation is concerned I am planning on prebook hotels Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Francisco to get a good price. Will I save alot on prebooking the rest, ore will I be just as well off booking as we go? I prefer to not prebook everything as we want some freedom in where and when to go.
I love everything related to science, cars, planes, space, (everything with an engine), and my wife loves animals as well as the things mentioned above (I also like animals, but her passion is in another league :) ), as well as beautiful nature and great historical sites and museums, so we have a quite broad field of interests.
As you can see I have a lot of questions and would love your feedback and input on where to go and what to see. Really looking forward to this roadtrip, and hope you can help me make it great!