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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 27 2007, 12:06 AM
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Hi there!

I'm presently in the desert southwest and first let me say - it's hot. 101 to 105 degrees for the last 2 weeks. You MUST have air conditioning here in the summer.

You can buy a car here from someone for cash and just sell it before you leave. Just don't transfer the title. That would be much cheaper than renting. A motorcycle would be even better if you ride.

I've been traveling around here for the past few years. To stay cool travel the mountains. New Mexico around Sante Fe and Taos is gorgeous, likewise Sedona, Arizona and Southern Utah. Las Vegas slows down in the summer, but it's still fun.

A great way to stretch you dollars is to look for house sitting positions, that way you can stay in one place for a week or two, watching someone's house and feeding the cat. Sometimes they pay you, and often give you the keys to a car. Check out House Carers - right now they have several house sits in the southwest. Another great resource is hospitality exchange.

US hostels can be expensive. But the summer is great for camping and there are lots of places to camp for free.

Your biggest expense should be getting here. . .but DO IT! I've been traveling the US for 10 years and still haven't seen half of what there is....so try to stay as long as you can.
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