I am based in the UK (London) but would love to spend more time in the USA after spending three weeks there on my honeymoon last year. I am even vaguely thinking about trying to visit all 50 states (say over the next five years). However, there's no way we could afford to repeat what we did for our honeymoon, which was essentially to have a travel agent draw up and book a three week itinerary for us.
So I am looking for any advice on how my wife and I might get over to the States more affordably - and as I'd like to see as much of the country as possible, anywhere would do. Getting there seems to be the biggest problem, as flights seem to start from at least £500 per person, but I would also welcome advice on minimizing the costs of accommodation, internal travel etc.
Also, are there parts of the country that would be cheaper to visit from the UK than others?