USA

Everyone lately wants to visit USA… and they’re not wrong! With 50 states, all as unique as each other, you can’t go wrong with a trip to America. They’re a very friendly bunch, always engaging you in conversation because of the “funny accent”. I drove a camper-van from Seattle to L.A. and then an RV from L.A. to El Paso, covering a fair few miles. Remember you need an ESTA to visit USA so will have to apply in advance before your trip.

Now travelling around America can be done via public transport, but you’ll be missing out on some great locations. Hiring a car or camper is, in my opinion, the best thing to do. If you’re looking for a budget camper go to lostcampersusa.com. They provide hollowed out minivans with beds and cooking kits, at a really good price. Gas prices are very cheap here as well so you shouldn’t worry about that eating into your budget.

As you can imagine, you can pickup some pretty cheap accommodation in America. From hostels to motels spanning across the whole country, you’ll have plenty of choice. There are also plenty of state campsites that only cost around $10. Warning, it gets pretty cold in the winter months, even in the desert! Also look into Dispersed Camping, these are free camping areas dotted around America in some great locations!

Eating out in America can be done fairly cheaply, with plenty of restaurants serving some good grub in a generous portion. They have a different tipping system to us though, so you are expected to leave a tip of around 15-20% when having table service. If you’re cooking yourself just head to your nearest Walmart. It has everything from food to ammo, so you can find nearly everything here!

America is a great place to visit all year round. In the summer months it can get very hot in areas, causing some of the parks to close. It might be worth looking into the temperature for when you want to visit. You have to pay around $20-30 for all national parks, depending on your vehicle size. An annual pass costs $80 so might be worth purchasing at your first park to save some money.


Here are some of my favourite places along the trip: 

Green Tortoise Hostel - In Seattle, this is a great place to stay before you leave the city

San Fran Bike Ride - To see San Francisco properly hire a bike and take a ride around the coast from Fishermans Wharf to the Golden Gate Bridge.

Haight-Ashbury Street - In San Fran, this street is home to SF’s hippy community. It’s cool!

The Big Sur - From SF to L.A. you should ride the Route 1 all the way along the coast, joining into the magnificent Big Sur.

Venice Beach Boardwalk - This is a must in L.A. Ride a bike or skateboard along the beach stopping off at many of the attractions along the way. Check out the Sidewalk Cafe.

Flagstaff - This is a small vibey town in Arizona that I loved!

State Parks - Here are my 4 favourite state parks that I have visited: Joshua Tree, Zion, Grand Canyon, Monument Valley.

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