April 22, 2010
The first thing that I’ve done to help prepare for the trip is buy a lot of books about taking a road trip. The best that I found and the one that I’ll use as my guidebook on this trip is Road Trip USA by Jamie Jensen. He outlines several East – West and North – South routs to take across the US and I’ll be combining several of them to make my loop. So the next step is figuring out the mileage, cost and time for the trip. I’m hoping to take 6 weeks but I’m not sure I’ll be able to take that kind of time so I may need to edit the trip to 4 weeks. I’ll plan for both and see what makes more sense.