Hello all! We (three teenage girls) are currently planning a very ambitious roadtrip for the summer of 2015. We figure that if we plan now, it is more likely that this whole scheme will workout. Our plan, though a little crazy, is achievable, we believe. We would like to visit every contiguous state of the US in one summer. Some of these states we plan to just snap a picture at the "Welcome" sign, or hit the nearest Starbucks for a little boost, while at others we would spend a few days. At the time of the trip, we'd be 19, 18, and 17-soon-to-be-18. We plan to pack as lightly as possible, taking only the necessities. We'd like to save as much money as possible, although we are working to get a good sum raised in the next two years leading up to the trip. We plan on calculating the expenses ourselves once we figure out exactly what we need. Any estimates for an approximate price? Is this scheme even remotely possible? Also, what sort of vehicle would you suggest? Money shouldn't really be an issue, but cheaper is better! In our idealistic, shining, sparkly dreams we see a beautiful VW bus and a summer of a lifetime. Could a dated, vintage VW bus even make this journey? (Many of these questions are probably unanswerable, but sill worth asking...) Our parents are most worried about our safety on this trip. Any suggestions regarding safety during this journey? Any route suggestions, or favorite places you suggest seeing? We plan on hitting both national parks and big cities. We will also be starting our trip in South Florida. Thank you in advance and peace out!
*NOTE: We are very responsible, mature, and intelligent young women. We believe we can do this and understand that there will be many obstacles in our way. No matter what, we still want to do this. (And we already filled out the compatibility quiz! :) )