Help us plan our trans-American odyssey!
August 12, 2013 10:05 PM Subscribe
A friend and I are planning a month-long roadtrip down the West coast of the United States - starting in Oregon, and possibly going so far as to cross Texas and finish up in Louisiana somewhere - to take place sometime in the new year, and we'd appreciate some advice in re: must-sees and logistics.
posted by nicolas léonard sadi carnot to Travel & Transportation (28 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
First up, the big questions - is a month a reasonable timeframe for this kind of trek? We're both Australian, and so somewhat used to absurd distances, but regardless it'll be the longest overland journey we've either of us been on. And in terms of budget, excluding airfare, what would be a ballpark figure to save towards individually? 150USD/day? I anticipate the big expenses as accommodation, food, and petrol - anything I'm overlooking? And as to getting a car for the journey, would we be best off buying something at the beginning of our journey and selling it at journey's end, or going with some kind of a rental?
Logistics aside, we've got friends in Portland and SF, so will definitely be stopping there - but everything else is pretty much up in the air. We're both interested in "weird America" stuff, as a guideline, as well as music and eating heartily. Is a detour into Mexico worth it? Any other miscellaneous advice for the journey? Thanks so much!