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11. Posted by samaraengland (Budding Member 5 posts) 5y

Hi, thanks for all your help. I have heard of couchsurfing and i am a member of it, however i didnt need to clarify anything with my credit card- so maybe slightly cautious of that.

12. Posted by kugali (Budding Member 63 posts) 5y

Buses in America (except on the East coast) are miserable - they pick up and drop off in pretty sketchy areas... if it's at all possible for you to rent a car, that's absolutely what I'd do! Plus you definitely need a car to get around in LA, public transit isn't a good option.

Good luck!

13. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 5y

Quoting DaveinMD

Thanks Mike. So you have to pay to be able to offer your home to a stranger? Interesting.

Yes. Apparently that is how they know you are serious. You have a credit card, willing to pay $25 to join and live at the address you declare. One way to get rid of the flakes I guess. If you ever stay one night on someones couch, it is worth it IMO.

14. Posted by w1ndz (Budding Member 2 posts) 5y

First, assuming you'll be driving, be sure you have dependable transportation. Nothing could be worse than breaking down and not knowing where to get help. Second, get yourself a good map. Navigation system is a good idea, but not really necessary. Third, have more money available than you think you'll need. But don't carry a lot with you. A cell phone is a good item to have, though coverage may not be available in many of the rural areas.

Yes, its possible, and being alone will give you a lot of time to think! But don't be too alone, perhaps set up a phone-in system with a relative or good friend -- let someone know where you are and where you're going. It's safe as long a you use common sense. Don't advertise that you're alone. If you're talking about backpacking across America, that may be a different situation. Same rules, but very dependent on changes in weather and such - and much slower

Good luck and enjoy.

Keep informed about things to do in and surrounding areas. Never be left out again! -snip-

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