Hello, I'm planning a trip out, after finding myself nothing to do and nothing holding me down in Florida anymore. I'm 25, living out of a van down by the river.. haha.. seriously. Im an experienced camper, have a 1973 VW Westfalia, that I know inside and out, like.. rebuilding on the side of the road wise. I have a tent, camp stove, blankets, food, lanterns, the usual to keep alive on the road. I don't have much cash at hand, unfortunately... few hundred dollars, at least the bus gets good gas mileage.
Anyways, I'm going solo route ( unless I find a copilot ). I'm looking for a good, slow route out west for the most part. I wish to go through Arkansas, mainly due to people's talk about crystals out there. I do many hobbies, metaphysical type, as well as wire wrapping, hence crystals... thats what I plan on trying to do for extra income along the road. I'm not afraid to stop in a town for a few days to do some daily labor. I've done almost everything under the Florida sun..
I'm just looking for overall advice for this trip. Also I've heard of gas vouchers from local churches for those in need. If stuff gets too dismayed, I'm already prepared to throw what I have on my back and thumb it. Any suggestions, towns, overall help for this journey?