(Closed) Travel the Country

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 4
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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
744 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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
7289 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
244 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@ApocalypseCow:  Ha, I was going to say Cleveland has some fun spots and just saw that you lived here, too ๐Ÿ™‚

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 # 9
2712 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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).

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