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> My 1st post - Ideas on Travelling the USA?
post May 21 2007, 09:42 AM
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Hi, as of last week I have been made redundant which was a bit of a bugger and straight out of the blue, but hey why not take the opportunity to travel.

So after some Internet research I ended up here, as forums goes it seems to be very comprehensive and very active!

I am 23 years old I live south of London and was an IT technician until Thursday smile.gif I have saved up just over 2000 pounds which I may as well travel with. I have always wanted to go to the USA, backpack, buy a car etc who knows. I personally like the idea of the desert states but also seeing the cities too.
So I really don't know where to begin so many factors flights insurance, whether to go alone or with someone else or with a group.

Ideally i would love to buy a cheap car out there 2nd hand, and go cross country but the cost of doing that on my own will probably be too high, so i guess the ideal would be me and 1 or 2 travelling partners.

Has anyone had experience of this sort of thing? Ideas on a next step? cost etc? sorry if I am being vague here


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post May 22 2007, 01:21 PM
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Well, you can always check out our "Find a travelmate" forum - post your ideas and itinerary there, and see if anyone bites!

Also, if you've got a car, you can camp to save money. But you might want to stop in some hostels to see if anyone wants to catch a ride with you. In my experience, travellers with cars are always popular because when you have more than one person, it becomes more manageable and you can get to out of the way places.

Keep us up to date on your travel plans - sounds like fun! smile.gif

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