Two months ago my friend and I flew to Ireland. I came to see another country and just have a great time, but now I'm ready to return to the States, but not to my home in California. I got the great idea that I could fly into one of the main cities on the east coast, New York or Washington DC, buy a really cheap car and spend about a month traveling the US, making my way back to California. So, I've never done anything like this so I'm not sure how to plan for my trip. I don't have much money so I figured I could sleep in my car and if necessary, find a temporary job if and when I run out of money. What kind of things should a 22-year-old female consider when traveling cross country on her own? Thank you for any advice anyone can offer.