#1
So I decided today that I want to visit the U.S.A. In a year and a halfs time I will be 21 and would have completed my landscape gardening apprenticeship. After that I'm off. I want to hire a car and visit every state. I'm also going to try and bang a chick in every state. (Idea stolen from Family Guy).
The thing is money. I have no idea how much it would cost to do all this. I need to take into consideration accommodation, car rental price, food, gas. So I was wondering if some intelligent person could give me a rough estimation as to how much it would cost. (I'm going to start saving).
Also should I book my accommodation before the trip, or would I just be easier to find places to stay when I arrive?
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
#2
Damn, you're gonna get really bored really fast.

But to answer your question: I'd expect to spend 10 grand or so to do that comfortably and able to do stuff in each state.
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#3
Gas and rental car are your only concerns.

Food: Buy a bunch of $0.20 ramen and heat it up at 7/11's or some ****

Sleep: Be sure you rent something like an expedition or an explorer, get a futon or something, set it up in the back, get some blankets, a pillow and you're set.
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ehhhh well ur chances of getting a STD are high 1/4 ppl are said to have them and if you go to every state idk be careful plz lol....
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gas is going to be the killer for you. I'm planning a road trip from Omaha, Nebraska to Sacramento, California to New Mexico, and back to Omaha. It's going to be a lot especially with all the stops and side trips.
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I'd imagine 50 prostitutes would be pretty expensive. Unless you don't mind the fatties.

Also, tell me how driving to Hawaii works.
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Gas is expensive, and most of America looks the same. Visit a couple of states, but not all of them, it would just get too boring (and too expensive). And most importantly, banging a chick from every state is a bad idea, you have no clue what they could have. Seriously.
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things that happen in cartoons, mostly family guy and simpson dont happen in real life....and dude if you actually do that, let me know when you hit new york cause i'll shake your hand
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Sleep: Be sure you rent something like an expedition or an explorer, get a futon or something, set it up in the back, get some blankets, a pillow and you're set.

Good Idea
Visit a couple of states, but not all of them, it would just get too boring (and to expensive

Another good idea.
Although I'm starting to learn the pit isn't the best place to ask for advice, I would still like to hear what states you guys would recomend visting.

I'd imagine 50 prostitutes would be pretty expensive.

Good point, I'll just visit your mother 50 times.
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Definitely come to Chicago and go to Buddy Guy's Legends and B.L.U.E.S.
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I would still like to hear what states you guys would recommend visiting.


Don't go to Florida. I don't want you defiling our women.
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#14
hrm... NY for sure. maybe Mississippi for the swamps? gotta love swamps. i like VA but theres not much to do. Nashville is a must see too.
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Quite a bit.

Take car of the Wanna-bango, on your Cross-****ry trip.

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Best states to visit: Florida, California, Texas (?), New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey

Sound good?
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Good point, I'll just visit your mother 50 times.



That'd actually cost even more. PM me for the figures.
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First off, you're gonna want some money for fast food. I'd say...100 dollars should be good for that...maybe even 150 for food. Gas is gonna be the killer. I'd say 200 dollars for gas, depending on what you get. Rent yourself a minivan. You get okay gas mileage, and some good room. Sleep in the car to save money. The rental will probably cost a lot, I'll say 800, because I've never rented a car before. Keep 200 for misc expenses (including condoms)

So...your grand total is... $1350
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Also, tell me how driving to Hawaii works.


It's secluded, but its still on the lower corner of the map, just take the interstate.
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Best states to visit: Florida, California, Texas (?), New York, Michigan, Nevada, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey

Sound good?



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First off, you're gonna want some money for fast food. I'd say...100 dollars should be good for that...maybe even 150 for food. Gas is gonna be the killer. I'd say 200 dollars for gas, depending on what you get. Rent yourself a minivan. You get okay gas mileage, and some good room. Sleep in the car to save money. The rental will probably cost a lot, I'll say 800, because I've never rented a car before. Keep 200 for misc expenses (including condoms)

So...your grand total is... $1350

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Best states to visit: Florida, California, Texas (?), New York, Michigan, Massachusetts, Louisiana, Illinois, and New Jersey

Sound good?


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First off, you're gonna want some money for fast food. I'd say...100 dollars should be good for that...maybe even 150 for food. Gas is gonna be the killer. I'd say 200 dollars for gas, depending on what you get. Rent yourself a minivan. You get okay gas mileage, and some good room. Sleep in the car to save money. The rental will probably cost a lot, I'll say 800, because I've never rented a car before. Keep 200 for misc expenses (including condoms)

So...your grand total is... $1350


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Definitely come to Chicago and go to Buddy Guy's Legends and B.L.U.E.S.

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No seriously though, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin, and Nashville are all great spots for a traveling musician. I recommend starting in NY, going to the Chi, then Nashville, then Miami (if you want), then Austin, then LA and San Diego to cap off your trip.

Of course you can add and subtract stops as you choose.

The sleeping in the car thing is a good idea, but if for some reason you can't, try to stay in hotels and call ahead.

EDIT: Almost forgot, hit Las Vegas between Austin and California.
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#27
Basic plan at the moment. Start in California then go to Vegas. After that I'm not sure but want to go to Chicago. I'm not sure how I'm going to return the car after that. Either travel a different route back to the rental place. Or rent the car using fake ID, burn the car then quickly leave the country.
Oh and speaking of Buddy Guy, I saw him live 2 weeks ago. He's still got it.
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you should stay at a UGer's house every night. that would really be interesting..............................................ew, i really don't want to think about that anymore, so i'll change the subject.


the gas is no doubt the biggest factor as already stated. you'll want a car efficient in miles per gallon, but also large enough to somewhat comfortably sleep in. i don't suggest sleeping in your car every night, that could get old as hell, but sleeping there most of the nights is probably a must and will save a ton of cash. definitely treat yourself to a hotel in every big city though. i don't know about going to every state, hell, i'd say 99% of americans don't go to every state, i personally haven't and don't have a particular desire to. i think i've been to 11 or so . anyways, keep us posted, maybe a nation map with your desired route? we can help more that way. good luck.


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#30
Well if your location doesn't lie and you live in Melbourne, the plane ticket would probably cost more than the trip. I'm unsure of any flights from Melbourne to whatever - USA, but I know Sydney to Las Vegas is a very common flight. I really can't be bothered looking up flights for you because i'm sick of doing that as I plan to go to Ohio soon, so i've spent enough of my life on those god forsaken sights. However, I will tell you save a few hundred more than you think, you always end up spending more money on vacation, especially when you're in another country.
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#31
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you cant rent a car in the USA untill youre 25.

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have a good trip!
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#32
you cant rent a car in the USA untill youre 25.

Wow, you just completly ruinied my plans. Although I suppose I should thank you, there would be nothing worse then getting there and realising I can't hire a car. Maybe I just spend a month or so in Vegas. That's the place I was most looking foward too. And I'll see how many drunk chicks I can bang in that time.
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If you plan on banging a chick in Alabama
it would be a good idea to double wrap your willy
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Wow, you just completly ruinied my plans. Although I suppose I should thank you, there would be nothing worse then getting there and realising I can't hire a car. Maybe I just spend a month or so in Vegas. That's the place I was most looking foward too. And I'll see how many drunk chicks I can bang in that time.
yea sorry man, but you can still get around some without a car if you can swing plane tickets/buses. with the gas prices nowadays it might be the same anyway. try and check out new york, its our best city. also, then youre in new england, close to boston and washington if you want to see more diverse cities.

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