I'm currently tripping in the USA as i type. Planning as i go. I'm 27, English and have my driving licence and a IDP too. I'm also solo.
When i'm finished in Vancouver i'd like to rent a car further south in say Sacramento?
This is the route i plan i doing. It's mainly national parks as i've been on the East, South & West already,
The route will start on 28th September and finish 22nd October. Then i will fly/ Amtrak to Chicago to go home on 26th.
The insurance is the confusing bit. I'm not sure where to get it from, will it be included on the website options further on? (enterprise, avis, etc)
Shall i buy a GPS from Best Buy as $10 a day for a GPS from a company is going to be expensive?
Any better location than Sacramento?
is sleeping on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere okay? Legal/ safe.
Motel prices on average? They generally ok to show up and get a single room?
Where can i get my clothes washed on route? Will these motels likely have facilities. Hand washing is fine, just drying can be difficult.
Are there Wifi spots/motels likely on these route?
Any other pointers?