I have two characters on a road trip from New York to San Francisco during December 1 1969-Feb. 8 1970. First question is, would $700 be enough to cover their expenses? It works out to about $10 a day. (Food, occasional motel room, pitching in for gas as they thumb their way.) I'm finding what bread and milk cost back then, but nothing along the lines of a motel room, if they wanted to splurge.
Second question: how long did international money transfers take in that time period in a major city? (Namely, Pittsburgh.) The one character has a little nest egg built up in England, which is funding the excursion.