So I have done plenty of looking on here and other sites, and I am tired of reading about people who attempt to do coast-to-coast USA trips in 3 or 4 weeks.
I am planning to do it right- quit my job (in Australia) and take 6 months driving around the country, taking in everything it has to offer. I am in the early planning stages, and have a few questions.
1. I am planning on going from March to August. I want to finish in New York. So where should I start? At the moment I am thinking I should start in Florida, and take advantage of the deep south when it is a bit cooler, before swinging North (via California) for the summer months.
2. What should I budget per day? Is $100 enough? I am planning on doing a fair bit of camping, even sleeping in my car. I want to do touristy things, obviously, but with 6 months I don't need to cram my day full of action.
3. I am set on buying a car, and am tempted to go with a pickup (just because it would be unique and really cool). Is their fuel consumption terrible? Because I am worried about my costs skyrocketing because of fuel and running costs. Maybe a smaller car would be a better option.
I know these questions have been answered in some form or another in a few different threads, but felt the need to ask for myself. And yes I know that I can only get a 90-day visa, but am planning on applying for a longer stay (which is possible).
I thank you for any advice you may offer me. And obviously feel free to abuse me if you think I have it all wrong...