Two friends and myself are going on a 25 day road trip along the east coast of the US. We are planning on going to D.C. for the fourth of July. I am trying to figure the budget. We are trying to go to Pensacola Fl, Atlanta, D.C., NY, Toronto, Chicago, St. Louis, Nashville, and Baton Rouge. We are from the houston area. How can we make it cheaper. What do we do about food. Hopefully we will have a mini-van. We have a vegetarian onbaord, how do we decide where we will eat along the way? Also, would a GPS be a go investment. This will be the first long distance roadtrip for all of us. Also, we will be 18, would this create problems or advantages? Thanks for all your help!