Post # 1
So FI and I were talking about driving around the continental US for our honeymoon instead of going to Cancun. We are both very adventerous, love to travel and haven’t been to a lot of cool places in our own country. Does anyone have any ideas/suggestions for where to go/what to do? Anyone have ideas on costs or how to save money on the trip?
Thanks bees 🙂
Post # 4
@ApocalypseCow: I don’t have anything, but this is our plan as well! Next year! Wanted to remind myself to look…. are you driving, renting an RV, etc?
Post # 5
Rent a RV and go camping in the National Parks? Not sure how much you would save since those things drink a lot of gas, but it could be fun!
Post # 6
Have you considered Amtrak? It might be a more comfortable way to travel and see the country but you can sleep through the hours and hours of desert in the middle, but still cover a lot of ground and see a lot of cities. If you book far in advance, it can be pretty affordable even for the sleeper cars, or if you’re spending a couple of nights in various cities then you can get by with a regular car for the rides in between and not spend for the sleeper car. Also in most cities Amtrak takes you right downtown and you won’t need a car, therefore you won’t need to pay to park it, and if you’re not paying $40 a night or more to park your car, you can afford a better hotel.
I’d try to stick to one region to avoid not spending too much time on the road. Maybe if you’re in Cleveland you could do the center of the country, and cover Chicago, Memphis, New Orleans and maybe Dallas.
Post # 7
@ApocalypseCow: Ha, I was going to say Cleveland has some fun spots and just saw that you lived here, too 🙂
Anyway, we just got back from doing the Bourbon trail down in Kentucky and had a blast – it would be a great day-or-two stop!
Post # 8
@JessSeny Renting an RV sounds like a good idea, FI has a CDL to haul that thing around (I would take everything out as I go)…But as @Hirondelle stated, I am not sure how much we would actually save.
@Horseradish – I just printed out a bunch of stuff from their website so we can look at it tonight. I have been to a lot of places but FI hasn’t so we aren’t sure where to go yet exactly but there is plenty of family all over the country that we can stay with 🙂 Have you done this before? It looks pretty affordable and sounds like fun, just the timetables are messed up a bit.
@BotticelliLove – I love Cleveland!! Bourbon trail sounds like so much fun, my man is a Manhattan drinker 😉
Post # 9
How many days do you have and what do you like to do? Do you prefer to explore cities? Sit on beaches? Hike through mountains? Do you plan to go right after your wedding in September?
To save money, I’d look at signing up for reward points through hotel chains/groups (Starwood, Wyndham, etc). Even if you don’t get lots of points, you can get other member benefits (I’ve recieved discounts for hotels and cars).