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Travelling the USA for 6 months

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1. Posted by Reesy1989 (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 20 Mar '13 07:56

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Hi,

My partner and I are very busy people and have been working solidly these last couple of years. We have decided to take a career break and would like to travel across America for 3 - 6 months.

We are going to save money so that we don't have to work the whole time we are out there but we would like the experience of working, even if it is casual work (Bar work, call centre, restaurant, retail etc).

We are looking to mainly stay around the west coast and have particular city we would like to stay in but I was just wondering if there is anyone here that have already done this type of holiday and has any advice or experience they could share with getting a job or accomodation and stuff like that?

-New York
-Boston
-Chicago
-Phillidelphia
-New Jersey
-Washington

I've written a list of the main stuff I need to know before making a decision, if you have any answers I'd be very appreciative.

-Ease of finding a Job
-Ease of finding cheap accomodation
-Price of living
-If successful with a job do they normally pay cash in hand or would I require an American bank account?
-How much would you advise to save before embarking on this adventure.

I would really like to have an awsome experience and want to make sure that I have calculated the finances correctly so that we wont have to fly home early.

Thank you in advance :)

Craig

2. Posted by Davo_NT (Budding Member, 5 posts) 24 Mar '13 13:00

Craig,
what country you from? you may have trouble getting a working visa, also the job market in this country is pretty bad right now as i understand.

i recommend the Visa Waiver program, although this will restrict your stay within the US to 90 days.

i come from Australia & so far im finding the cost of living to be pretty low. food & drink is especially cheap compared to home, particularly if you buy your own food rather than eat out all the time. if you dont mind hostels then cheap accom is easy enough to come by.