USA is the last leg of my RTW journey East overland. I have a sister on the East coast I’m hoping to get to by November. I’ll be arriving on the West coast in mid-August.
This doesn’t give me much time to plan a route and try to buy my own transportation.
1. How easy is it for a non-resident to buy a car or motorbike? If some documentation is required, I can put the vehicle in my sister’s name as she is a US citizen already with her own transport.
2. As my sister has her own vehicle, she has her own insurance policy and during my visit will put me on her policy. Is this the best way to go to get insured? On top of that, I have my own travel insurance to cover me medically and legally.
3. I’ll be carrying my UK licence and the international driver’s licence from the Post Office. Will that suffice?
4. As a UK citizen, I have 90 days on an ESTA so 80 of those days are likely to be spent on the road getting to her. I have no plan whatsoever and time is already running out. I have a few inspirations for my trip. Americana culture, history, nature, the great outdoors. Route 66? A must or a cliche? I want to see some of the vast American landscape but at the same time visit some of the centre of the country to get absorb that real American feel. And …. Diners. Traditional American diners are going to be my biggest cuisine interest as I believe they’re a dying breed.
I’d appreciate any recommendations of must-sees and places to visit related to the interests above.