I am looking for some initial advice in planning my 2015 US roadtrip!
A little about us... I will be travelling with my boyfriend, we are in our mid-twenties and have both been to the US once before. His style of travel is very much impromptu and he doesn't at all mind roughing it if it saves him a buck, whereas I prefer to stay in clean places and eat out etc whilst I travel and love to have everything organised months in advance haha.
This trip we hope to combine both our travelling styles somehow - it will also be our first overseas trip together!
We are hoping this trip can be somewhere between 2-3 months long (depends on how long we can get out of work). My first initial questions to help my planning are:
1. Is accommodation, car hire, attractions etc more expensive during summer? Would our budget take more of a hit if we were to travel in these months?
2. How realistic is it to not book lodging in advance? In the US is lodging generally more expensive if you turn up on the day looking for a room versus booking it in advance?
3. Our main areas of travel will be the South/Southwest/California - what time of year would you suggest is the best for these areas? We were thinking anytime between April-October?