ok. i feel like i have so many questions i dont know what to ask lol. im 21 and this is gonna be my first roadtrip, and im gonna be by myself since no one else seems to want to go, but ive heard youre not really traveling unless your by yourself anyway, so i figured id go for it. but i dont have too much money to spend, ill maybe have about $1500 or so when i leave in late june/ early july.
ill have till mid august so like a month and a half to 2 months. i live in jersey, and im lookin to get to illinois to briefly stay with a friend who lives there, then from tehre take rt 66 down into california, go up maybe stopping at vegas (possibly.. i dunno if i wanna blindly venture into vegas by myself lol) along the way, then heading up to oregon to stay with my aunt, go down through colorado, id love to go down into mexico for awhile (rural areas, "corona" beaches mexico city, and the yucatan to see those far-out mayan/aztec ruins.. but im also worried about drinking the water, obviously i prob cant), and after that, if i have enough money still, go down to southern florida and stay with relatives down there for a little while before driving back up the east coast and going back home.
is this unrealstic? im thinking maybe it is. but ive heard about this sleeping in your car a lot, but where can i do that safely im a little nervous lol. ill have a sleeping bag and some basic camping equipment too. my biggest worry really is gas costs and unexpected "car injuries" needing repairs in the middle of the arizona desert. i dont know jack about cars, but i have AAA.
as far as interests, im more interested in rural areas than going to the city and partying everyday (plus its probably cheaper), but a little city stuff is good for variation. any advice on anything? anything and everything to know at all would be great the more the better cause i have a guidebook but still feel lost.
oh also since ill be by myself, ill take any advice on meeting as many cool and interesting people as possible without getting raped/killed. also willing to get random part-time jobs possibly across the country but i dunno how realistic this is either without an address to write down on the application or anything.. unless i pick cotton and live in a tent or something like jack kerouac did lol. appreciate it all. thanks.