I have just found this site and after reading though a few posts it looks to be fantastic!
I will start with an introduction, my name is Jamie, my wife Hannah and I are from New Zealand, we are currently in France at the end of a 6 month, 25,000km trip through 16 countries in europe and UK in a tiny camper bought in London and fitted out on the cheap.
We leave for New York on the 7th of october to start the America part of our trip.
We would like to buy a Ford e-series conversion or similar vehicle for a roadtrip through california and some of its surrounding states, then on to mexico over approximatley a 6 month period leaving around the beginning of december.
Hannah is an American citizen although she has never lived there and she has family in California.
Any advice or opinions on the following would be really appreciated
We are assuming it will be easier and cheaper for hannah to buy and Insure the van in her name as she is a citizen?
will it be benificial for her to sit her American Drivers Licence?
(we both have aa international driving permits, full NZ and Australian licences)
Taking into account we have family and a base and an address in California is this the best, cheapest place to buy and insure a van?
Any advice or links on Buying, licencing and insuring vehicles would be greatly appreciated