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> Brit wants to Travel USA, Hopefully this summer. Cross country
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post May 24 2007, 03:42 PM
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Hi,

I am new to travelling and am looking for like minded individuals from the UK to travel with, I want to travel America, hopefully by car but if that's not viable train, bus or feet! I really want to see the desert state, monument valley, grand canyon etc, as well as cities along the way, either going from west to east or east to west. I am more than happy to compromise on particular sites etc. I am hoping it will be an entire summer thing, but it can easily be a lot longer or shorter depending on circumstances.


My first post in the introduction forum says more:
http://www.travelpod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3438

I am a 23 year old recent graduate who was just made redundant so that is why I have decided to travel now. So I would like a travelling partner or 2 who wants to do the same sort of thing as me

My facebook profile should say enough about me: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500974160

Cheers!

Adam
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post May 25 2007, 11:13 PM
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Adam,

Check out greentortoise.com

it may be just what you are looking for.

I have been on three of their trips. NYC to SFO. Costa Rica and Alaska. The east to west or west to east trips stop at some of our beautiful National Parks as well as Las Vegas, Chicago, New Orleans.

The majority will be under 35, maybe a handful older, and probably at least half European. You must be adaptable and willing to rough it. But most of the group will be into partying.

If you have any questions feel free to e mail me;
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Have fun. Let me know if you go.

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post May 26 2007, 05:38 AM
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Just wanted to second the Green Tortoise recommendation. While I didn't take one of their trips I used their hostel and the whole setup is spot-on. Very professional, and a great way to meet fellow travellers..


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post May 28 2007, 07:14 AM
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Thats a great website, ive looked over it and it has some fantastic ideas! Now all i need is someone willing to come with me and I will be all set!!
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post May 28 2007, 09:43 AM
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I really wouldn''t worry about finding someone to join you. If the GreenTortoise idea sounds good, then fly into BOS or NYC and take one of their westbound cross country trips. You'll meet plenty of copacetic gals and guys around your age. And one or two you may find it hard to stomache. Might even get 'married' for the duration of the trip.

When you get to the West coast if the trip was good you could spend some time on the West coast, Yosemite, Seattle, LA then take a GT eastbound trip different itinerary, back to NY, Bos, UK.

While here don't pass up Canada or Mexico. Both great places and people to visit.

Would enjoy hearing from you when you decide and how it comes out.

Really don't think the buying or renting a car is such a good idea in your situation. Under 25, insurance is a killer. Gas prices though half of Europe's are still very high and distances in North America are vast. Camp grounds are not that cheap and often filled.


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post May 28 2007, 11:24 AM
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Have to say those prices are pretty impressive!


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post May 30 2007, 09:51 PM
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I would love to give you any advice or ideas on places you would like to go. The fact that you want to go to Monument Valley already shopws you are on the right track to having an incredible time. I have done two two-month roadtrips and I am leaving in 5 days for my next one. If you would like to see any of my travelogues (shameless plug) then I hope it will provide some ideas too. Again, allow me to answer any questions if you are interested and I wish you the best of luck in finding a travelmate or two.

Central and southwestern U.S.

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post Jun 1 2007, 06:25 PM
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Hi, Originally from near Newcastle I now live in San Diego and regularly travel in my Vanagon in CA and sometimes further afield (Grand Canyon etc) contact me if interested - easiest way is email at tei at cox dot net. take care David

QUOTE(ctf_gloc @ May 24 2007, 03:42 PM) *

Hi,

I am new to travelling and am looking for like minded individuals from the UK to travel with, I want to travel America, hopefully by car but if that's not viable train, bus or feet! I really want to see the desert state, monument valley, grand canyon etc, as well as cities along the way, either going from west to east or east to west. I am more than happy to compromise on particular sites etc. I am hoping it will be an entire summer thing, but it can easily be a lot longer or shorter depending on circumstances.


My first post in the introduction forum says more:
http://www.travelpod.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3438

I am a 23 year old recent graduate who was just made redundant so that is why I have decided to travel now. So I would like a travelling partner or 2 who wants to do the same sort of thing as me

My facebook profile should say enough about me: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=500974160

Cheers!

Adam
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post Jun 5 2007, 05:15 AM
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Some great responses there! Still it seems noone fro mthe UK wants to do the same thing as me, which means my best bet is flying out to the US and finding a hostel and travelling partners.

Does anyone have any opinions on the best cities to go to for likeminded travellers which hopefully will have an international airport too. Also does anyone have opinions on good airlines to fly with to get to the US, ie cheap as possible and fairly flexible about the return journey, I wouldclick on the airline ads on this site but i would rather have a personal opinion from real people.

I don't ask much do I smile.gif

Thanks loads guys!
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post Jun 17 2007, 11:11 PM
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QUOTE(ctf_gloc @ Jun 5 2007, 06:15 AM) *

Some great responses there! Still it seems noone fro mthe UK wants to do the same thing as me, which means my best bet is flying out to the US and finding a hostel and travelling partners.

Does anyone have any opinions on the best cities to go to for likeminded travellers which hopefully will have an international airport too. Also does anyone have opinions on good airlines to fly with to get to the US, ie cheap as possible and fairly flexible about the return journey, I wouldclick on the airline ads on this site but i would rather have a personal opinion from real people.

I don't ask much do I smile.gif

Thanks loads guys!


Fly into Colorado or Utah; they should have big airports and play around there. Utah has gorgeous national parks like Zion, Bryce and Arches. Montana has Yellowstone!!! Plus you have Vegas (surely you can fly into there). Nearby is Arizona with the Grand Canyon.


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post Jun 18 2007, 05:04 AM
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As you are flying from the UK I'd suggest starting in a big East Coast city, New York and Miami being the obvious locations. They are normal starting points for people travelling from Europe and so will be full of backpackers you could tag along with.


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