May 11, 2012

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Travelling by car in the US

Travelling by car in the US

The summer season is one of the best times of the year for families to take a vacation and visit many different parts of the country. Many people schedule their vacations during the summer time because their children are out of school and travel agencies typically offer some of the best deals during this time of the year. This isn’t the only reason why people take a vacation during the summer it’s also one of the best times of the year to take a road trip.

Road trips can be a fun way for a family to get out of the road and explore areas outside of their city or town and there are many different types of family cars that you can hire. You could even buy a car over there if you are staying a while as there are many great car deals to be had. The weather in the summer time is usually nice enough for a road trip though it will probably be a little on the hot side. Taking a road trip during the summer is also recommended because a lot of amusement and water parks, pools and other places for recreation and entertainment are open and available to the public. This means that families will have more options for entertainment and fun in many of the areas that they visit.

A family should plan their road trip out in advance before they decide to jump into a car and head down the highway. Planning a road trip in advance will help to save on money and time and it will create fewer problems for families once they get out on the road.

Depending on where a family decides to go during their road trip they should save up enough money to cover the cost of travel, food and lodging. If travellers are fortunate enough to have relatives or friends that live in a nearby city or town along their route then they can save a few dollars by spending a night or two with them. This will help to save money on hotel or motel costs. The minimum amount of money that a family will need to cover the cost of a road trip should be about £1000.
This amount of money will be able to provide them with enough cash to stay out on the road for at least 2 weeks.

Gas, lodging and food for a family of up to five should be able to cover the cost for a family with five members. An extra £150 should be factored in for every other person above five. The £1000 minimum should also be enough to cover minor emergencies. It’s probably in the best interest of a family to have updated insurance, an emergency debit or credit card and an emergency towing service membership before they start to travel.

There are many popular routes that a family can take to travel across country and see many wonderful sights along the way. Highway 10 is one such route and it stretches from Jacksonville, Florida to Los Angeles, California. Cities such as Mobile, Baton Rouge, Houston, and Phoenix can all be visited along this route. This particular route runs through the southern and western parts of the U.S. and people can see a lot of southern and western American culture while they make this trip.

A family can start their trip by visiting the sunny beaches that are located in Jacksonville and travel to New Orleans for some real southern hospitality. They then can continue west past Houston and visit the Alamo in San, Antonio, Texas. The next part of their journey will take them past the small towns and desert like conditions in Texas until they near the Mexican border near El Paso. After moving past El Paso they will traverse New Mexico until they finally reach Phoenix, Arizona. Then it’s onward to the city of Los Angeles. Once they reach LA and visit some sites of interest they can turn around and head back east. This type of road trip will take about 2 weeks to complete. There are many different highway routes all throughout the U.S. that have many interesting cities with lots of exciting and new places to visit.

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