Hi guys, I have it slightly easy in that my fella is relocating to San Francisco with his job, and I am tagging along for an almost free ride! - Also hoping to get a bit of work, and also travel the states...
Any tips on finding work on a holiday visa would be great, as would any interesting info re San Fran. - where to live, party etc
I grew up in Spain, so any info re this part of the world I can hopefully provide in return!
Cheers, kt x
Temporary Emplyment Agencies are popular in the US and offer varied types of work so you may want to check the listings once you get settled in.
Hi KT and welcome to Travellerspoint!
Sounds like a great thing; relocating with your fella for an almost free trip... I only once spent a few days in SF, although I have to say it is one of my favorite cities in the US. And besides a great city with good atmosphere, the surroundings (like driving down the coast to Big Sur) are fantastic! Plenty to see, you will surely enjoy yourself. I don't know exactly what regulation is on finding work on a holiday visa...I suspect it is illegal if it follows the rest of the world's ideas on this....one of the American members here will no doubt be able to help you a bit more on this one
I did do some travelling in the area (Big Sur, Sekoia, Vegas, Death Valley, Yosemite, etc.) so if you are interested to hear any tips, drop me a message or post something around here when you need any advice.
Thanks guys. Just handed my notice in at work too, so am getting really excited about going...may even be able to leave sooner than planned!!
WOW! How lucky are you!
Been to SF once, 6 six years ago, it was my last stop on my way back RTW. What a fab city, would love to go back and spend a bit longer there. We saw lots of the usual stuff, China Town, Height Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, ate huge crusty cobs, scooped out and filled with delicious clam chowder, sitting by the sea at Fishermans Wharf...ummmmmm!!!
We also stayed in Santa Barbara for a few nights, bit of a strange place, felt like you were on a film set, so clean and perfect. But, there was a gorgeous organic farmers market there, think it is a weekly thing, definatley worth a visit if you like that kind of thing.
Anyway, what a great opportunity. Hope you have a fab time.
San Fran is a great city, you will love it. The people there are wonderful. As for where to live, well, that's dependent on the real estate market, which is one of the worst and most expensive in the US (sorry!) I haven't been to San Fran in a few years, so I don't know really where the "in" spots to hang out are anymore. However, if you decide to explore CA a little, definitely make a journey up the coast. The Northern CA coast is just magnificent- you can make a big trip out of it. Go through Wine Country, then to Mendocino (or thereabouts), from there up the coast all the way to Oregon! It's stunning.
New to this forum and couldn't help seeing this thread. I'm in the SF Bay Area if there are any more questions.....
Welcome (when you do arrive)!!!