I'm a swiss student and 22 years old. I'm planning to travel to america to improve my english skills, to have fun with americans, to see the country and to feel the american way of life!
I'm planning to travel this summer from Miami to Boston at the coast in approx. 30 days. I have experience with traveling in Europe but i have never traveled alone in the states.
How to travel: How should I travel? Renting a car? Buying a car? By bus? By train? I know that renting a car if you are under 25 is quite expensive. But what about buying a car down south? Is it possible to get a ride for $ 1000 and sell it in the north? Another big issue is the car insurance. Do you know a company which is focused for short-time insurance? My uncle lives in NH so i have an us-address. Do you have an idea how much the insurance would cost?
How to stay overnight: I wanna stay the night as cheap as possible. I thought i could coutchsurf. It is cheap, interesting and you get in contact with locals. Do you have experience with coutchsurfing in the US? Also possible would be camping, youth hostels or sleeping in my car (if i have one!)
length of time: I think 30 days should be enough to travel without having a rush? Or am I totally wrong with this assumption?
Thanks a lot in advance for your answers. I hope i will be able to create a realistic budget for this trip with your help.