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jamesfbecker
post Aug 8 2007, 08:57 AM
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Gday guys,

New here and I'm planning to venture over to the USA next year, probably just backpacking/cheap hotels.
I was wondering if anyone had any idea of the cost of living/travelling around? Or if there's any online guides to it? Also what are the cheap domestic airlines, are they worth using over buses/trains?

Also what sort of work is available short term? Is it worth doing tutoring (i can tutor in science) whilst I'm over there for a bit of extra cash?

I mean, I don't plan on living there, just sort of doing as much as I can, prioritising the places to see. The only thing I definitely want to do are: Grand Canyon, Mt Rushmoore, Washington state (I have a friend that lives there that I said I'd visit), Niagara falls, NYC.

I'm debating whether or not it's worth seeing the luxurious places, as I figure most cities are basically the same, a bunch of shops and a bunch of places to waste money?

Thanks for any help.
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post Jun 5 2008, 06:51 AM
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[I mean, I don't plan on living there, just sort of doing as much as I can, prioritising the places to see. The only thing I definitely want to do are: Grand Canyon, Mt Rushmoore, Washington state (I have a friend that lives there that I said I'd visit), Niagara falls, NYC.


Well, I am sure you'll get a lot of information on the well traveled tourist sights on the coasts. I am an avid "midwest" traveller, and Go through NE and SD often. I suggest you take your time in SD. A lot of history there. You may want to check out the Indian Reservations, or Keystone, maybe Hill City (all near Mt. Rushmore.)

I plan itineraries for NE and SD. MY advise to you if you plan on spending time near Rushmore is to check out places like Chadron NE. I often get 7 nights for the price of 4 or 5 at several places there.

Just one persons opinion, but, I do travel there quite often!



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