Me and my girlfriend is planning a USA trip. We live in Denmark, along with our two children, they will be 2 and 3 years old when we go. We are planning to travel for 30 days, with start in April. I don't really know where to start the planning, but it is also important for us to keep things a little improvised during the trip. We have therefore settled on renting a motorhome, and then drive, and hopefully get a broad impression of the US. We will have a budget of approx. 15.000 $ to spend on this. Flight tickets from Europe, approx. 2500 $ Rental of motorhome is approx 3000 $ Gasoline for approx. 4500 miles, approx. 1500 $? Nightly rental on camping lots etc., approx 1500 $ + various I guess it can be kept in the budget, though I know these vacations are always much more expensive than planned. So we will try to keep a buffer in the budget. The big question is really our route! Currently our idea is something like this: http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=boston&daddr=new+york+to:washington+dc+to:atlanta+to:houston+to:albuqueque+to:grand+canyon+to:las+vegas+to:los+angeles+to:san+francisco&hl=en&ll=42.163403,-103.710937&spn=31.188358,40.253906&sll=35.88905,-94.833984&sspn=33.928226,82.353516&geocode=FZ9WhgIdw7bD-ykbMT0NLWXjiTGg6GIBJL98eA%3BFXFAbQIdK8KW-yk7CD_TpU_CiTFi_nfhBo8LyA%3BFQh-UQIdsoRo-ylb5PZa3sa3iTEqXYjUIkVSwg%3BFQP4AgIdclf4-imNCZNpXQT1iDELYwuZL97-Zg%3BFcEaxgEdUsdQ-ikBhY1ItLhAhjE7BWXz3gINyg%3BFctYFwId_6Gk-Sl7gwnT3QoihzH99tm4zvjTwA%3BFSfaKAIdAUlD-SnbSPnujb7MgDHSyFlZHMB8sg%3BFdYQJwIdMJoi-SnRffWkgre-gDGjebPV5tXMOg%3BFYqYBwIdm77z-CkT2ifcXcfCgDH0CEYlb98v4g%3BFVJmQAIdKAe0-CkhAGkAbZqFgDH_rXbwZxNQSg&mra=ls&t=m&z=4 Here I can get the thought, that this is a little ambitious amount of driving every day, but there is so much to see.. I am though also afraid that the stretch between Houston and Alberqueque will be a pain, with not much to see? Well, what do I really know? Since this will probably be a once-in-lifetime trip, I would not want to miss seeing both the east and west coast. Flying between these areas and rent two different motorhomes, will though probably be too expensive.. Any comments on our plans? Us residents are so welcome to provide input to us. And please bear over with me, if my English is not perfect..