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1. Posted by Sophie7787 (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

Hello All,

I am currently saving to go and travel America...i am extremely new to this but very excitied. I am looking for experienced travellers to give me any heads up information they have...and help me out abit.

Places to go and see in America? Best and cheapest way to travel around the country? how to extend the visa ( its only for 6 months i think) how much money id roughly need to do everything? any hostel website apart from the one i already know (www.hostelworld.com)

Anything really....

Many thanks

Sophie
from England

:):):)

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Hi Sophie...what do you mean by "America" The US, or the other countries too?

What do you like doing, Sophie? Do you like a pint? Are you Artsy? Do you only eat veggies? Are you outgoing? Is culture or geography your favourite thing? Do you like crowds?

To do "everything" in America, you'd need a lot of dough, I'm afraid.

Where are you starting in America?

Yep, it's true, no answers, only questions.

D

3. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting Sophie7787

any hostel website apart from the one i already know (www.hostelworld.com)

Have you checked the accommodation section on this website? Youth hostels in the USA located here. Hostelling International USA (same network as the YHA in England & Wales) can be found here.

4. Posted by Sophie7787 (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

im not a pint kinda girl, i love to sight see and walk, cover as much as i can would be my ambition, im also open to working whilst out there, by america i mean the usa, id start in NY then travel down the east cost i think....i no id need a lot of dough, thats why im still stuck in england earning pennies to fund my adventures lol

Sophie

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6. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting Piecar

Hi Sophie...what do you mean by "America" The US, or the other countries too?

I still find it odd to hear people from Ireland and the UK refer to the US as "America." It confused me for the longest time. Makes it sound like a Shangri-La! ;)

7. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting tway

I still find it odd to hear people from Ireland and the UK refer to the US as "America." It confused me for the longest time. Makes it sound like a Shangri-La! ;)

Well, it is the United States of...America.

There are other places that get a similar treatment too. For example:

United Kingdom - often referred to as Great Britain, Britain or just England (none of these are correct if referring to the UK, though Great Britain could be correct if you're not including Northern Ireland!)

Netherlands - often referred to, incorrectly, as Holland. There are 2 provinces in the Netherlands, North (Noord) Holland and South (Zuid) Holland but there are 12 provinces altogether making up the Netherlands! (And then the Netherlands is part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands).

USSR - an old one here of course, the full name in English was Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which was often referred to just as the Soviet Union.

8. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 7y

Quoting mojorob

Quoting tway

I still find it odd to hear people from Ireland and the UK refer to the US as "America." It confused me for the longest time. Makes it sound like a Shangri-La! ;)

Well, it is the United States of...America.

Even my other half, who's from Belfast, calls it "America" when talking to people from home. I roll my eyes every time... I guess we're so used to referring to it as "the U.S." that anything else sounds odd...

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Sorry kids but I think we should bring this thread back on topic.... Thanks!!

10. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 7y

Right.....So from NYC...You'll take your biggest financial hit there.

You have to, in my opinion, divide New York up in your mind as a bunch of interesting towns all together. Manhattan is a monster. I like the Battery area...and there is some good music to be had around there at night.

So does Brooklyn....Actually, NYC is a music town.

The last time I was in D.C. it was a horrible crime ridden city....But I've heard it regentrified.

Maryland is a nice state.....I spent some time in Ocean City. They used to have these sandcrabs, though. That would constantly nip at your toes if you were lying on the sand.

I like the Carolinas. Especially North Carolina, home of a lot of movies these days.

Go see the NASA set up!

GLOT