Hello everyone this is my first post as I have just found this site, By the way this site is a great resource of information for someone like me!
Anyway im a 19 year old second year college student and have had the desire to hit the road with no giant planned out route for all my years in high school and college and got my first little baby taste last weekend when i drove out of state for the first time to visit a friend in Baltimore, (im from New York). I took all back roads down there and stopped a few times to just check things out. I know this is a giant dream Ive been dying to hit the road for a nondescript amount of time.
With this said Ive been considering taking next semester off to just hit the road. I currently work two jobs and I know one of them will be here waiting when i get back due to my ability to take "school leave" The other will not. Ive been looking at pricing issues on this site as addressed in other posts and I know I couldn't fully pull it off but this passion within me is just burning to the point where I'm not sure I can wait much longer. I already know this is a foolish romanticized notion of life which is far from practical but if anybody has any helpful input I would really appreciate it.
I would be traveling alone and have no problem sleeping in my car which unfortunately has very high mileage. I can probably have anywhere from 1,000-2500 practically by the end of December saved up and if I wait a little bit past that and work as much as I can figure in the ball park of 3,000-4,500. I want to do as much exploring on foot as possible so im not looking to spend all my time burning gas. I will set off with general cities to hit all across the country with no time limit on when I get there. :) So my main questions are is there anyway to make a little cash on the road? Is it safe to do this? And any overall advice is appreciated :)