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Traveling from New York City to New Orleans

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1. Posted by itrebilco (Budding Member, 7 posts) 1 Oct '12 17:29

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend and I are nearing our almost year long trip through Canada and for the last monthish we are poping down to the USA. We have about 4 weeks to get to New Orleans from New York City.

Our Budget is pretty tight so cheap is defiantly the way to go. We plan to couchsurf or camp along the way to save money and we will either travel by hitchhiking or greyhound or maybe some sort of rideshare thing

Any suggestions on cool places to go on the way down?

We like non-touresty things and love to walk around citys and hike. So if you know of any hidden gems that would be great.

Thanks in advance,
Isaac and Christie

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru, 1940 posts) 1 Oct '12 19:06

You will wait all month if you try hitching in the States, or be picked up by someone who will do you harm.

3. Posted by Dodger (Respected Member, 860 posts) 1 Oct '12 23:28

Quoting Daawgon

You will wait all month if you try hitching in the States, or be picked up by someone who will do you harm.

As usual you are talking absolute rubbish about something you know nothing about. Hitch hiking is becoming more and more popular again with the increases in travel expenses. There are lots of ride share websites out there like Craiglist and Gumtree. Anyway he wasnt asking about advice on travel, but on where to go!

To the OP, it depends on what you are interested in, as there are a number of different routes south you can take. Do you like history, do you want beaches, or mountains? You can make a route that takes in civil war sites, or music sites, or just odd places like Intercourse Pennsylvania. Tell us a little more about what you might be interested in and we can give you some ideas.

4. Posted by itrebilco (Budding Member, 7 posts) 2 Oct '12 06:11

Thanks Dodger,

We are very interesting in music hence why we want to go through the southern states like Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.

One major point of interest is Hatch Show Print in Nashville, I am a graphic designer so am interested in all aspects of art, design, architecture anything like that.

Odd places and things to do are what we love. To give an example we did a 'sour toe cocktail' in Dawson City, so we are interested in doing anything that is weird and wonderful and maybe even a little gross. Intercourse Pennsylvania sounds pretty funny.

We also dig a bit of history.

Hope that gives a little bit more insight into what we like to do.