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  1. Default quitting my job...CA to NC

    So I'm tired of the 8-5grind in Southern California and I want to leave.

    I'm thinking I'm going to do a massive road trip to the South....visit friends in Birmingham, Nashville, etc., then up to Boston. I don't know where I'll end up or how long it will take me. I would love to see the Grand Canyon and other beautiful scenic routes a long the way.

    1. Is that crazy? How much money should I save?

    2. I'm a 24yr old female... Do you guys think its safe for me to drive across the country? I'm fairly adventuresome and independent.

    Help! I'd love your advice!

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    Mar 2005
    Western/Central Massachusetts

    Default Welcome!

    Welcome to the RoadTrip America Forum!

    Quote Originally Posted by allisonb View Post
    I'm a 24yr old female... Do you guys think its safe for me to drive across the country? I'm fairly adventuresome and independent.

    Here is a thread about that subject (solo roadtripping) - for the record, it is typically very safe to drive across the country.

    Budget planning can be tricky, especially for an open-ended trip such as this one. You have to be able to answer a few questions:

    Where will you be staying?
    What will you be eating?
    Do you have any family and/or friends along the way?
    Will you be solo for the length of the trip?

    These are just a few to get you started.

    We have some good tips on our planning page - dig around there, as well as a search of the forum, will net you many valuable tips.
    Last edited by Mark Sedenquist; 05-23-2007 at 05:31 PM. Reason: commentary

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    Wow thanks for the quick response!

    I will stay with friends, friends' friends, and friends' family as much as possible, and camp everywhere else. I'm planning on bringing a cooler and not eating out. I'll probably be solo until Nashville when hopefully a friend will meet with me.

    What are the best prices you have gotten on renting a car? My other option is to fly to the South and rent a car there. I'm not sure if that would be the financially wiser decision.

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    when are you planning on leaving? looks like we're sorta headed in the same direction from the west.

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    hey wrecklessgirl,
    I'm planning on leaving sometime mid-July. I just need to save up a couple grand in order to leave with enough money to still pay my bills and GAS during the trip. Where are you planning on starting/going?


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