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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 Aug 1 2008, 08:41 AM
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PS the stupid gas prices are insane, sorry to burst your bubble, so you should stick to one coast or another. it takes more than 4 days of continuous driving, no stops, to reach coast to coast in most places, the cheapie domestic flights arent so cheapy anymore either, my family is always belly aching about how nothing is the same. When I go back to visit my mom in CT it ends up costing us an insane amount of money.

So if money is no object, travel on travler! If it is you sould be aware of the cost of living in the US right now... Its not so pretty for at least transportation.
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