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What would you recommend as a budget for route 66, just motels, food and extras
April 3, 2012
7:03 pm
issue101
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Going in septmber 2012, just not sure what amount to take with me, there's 2 of us travelling we have hire car all sorted and hotel in Chicago, Vegas and san fransicio, just not sur how much to take, we're guessing around £1500 each.

Managed to order ez66 book as rcommended. Plus also route 66 Adventure handbook on my iPad. All comments welcome guys and girls

Tia

Glen

Sorry should have said I'm oing for 14 days cheers

April 5, 2012
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Tia, Glen:  Those two books will serve you well. 

As for money, I'd recommend taking very little and relying instead on a MasterCard or Visa.  They are almost universally accepted along the way--even for car rentals, motels, gasoline (petrol) and food.  The Travel section of my website https://www.rt66pix.com recommends having $100 or so in $20 bills for incidental expenses at small stores that don't take plastic.  If you need more, the MasterCard or Visa can be used to get cash from ATMs, automatic teller machines, widely available en route.  (There are some additional factoids about cards on there for Europeans.) 

Carrying a lot of cash is not necessary--or a good idea.  If the card is lost or stolen your liability is limited.

If you're asking about budgeting the trip: fuel now is close to $4. a gallon nationwide.  The website https://www.gasbuddy.com has figures for various cities. 

Two weeks would let you see Route 66 ALONE.  You're going to be rushing--and missing things--by hitting both Las Vegas and San Francisco.   

April 5, 2012
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Cheers for he advice frank, no idea why I put San Francisco lol I meant Los angeles, will get a pre paid visa card to take along which no doubt wil be easy to use.

What would you recommend on miles travelling in a day? Based on h 14 days we have?

Thanks again

April 8, 2012
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The daily mileage will vary widely.  I've got a suggested trip outline in the Travel section of the website above.  The longest daily stretch is 230 miles (370 km).  But one day is only 60 miles (95 km) letting you enjoy the unique architecture of Santa Fe NM for several hours, and then scoot down to Albuquerque to bask in a neon glow that night. 

You could easily speed up the trip in places to fit in Vegas.  You'll have a better handle on this when you start reading the EZ66 Guide.

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