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1. Posted by Maria32 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y


So, I'm the type of person who can't sit still for longer than five minuets, and its the same with my job.

I am looking into a couple of options.

1) travel down Route 66, hire a car, stay in cheap motels and sight see the attractions on the way.

2) go to Australia, get a place to stay, get a job that will get me by, such as a bar job, then explore Australia.

This will be this summer, so if you are interested in either of these options, give us a message.


2. Posted by Haylee0132 (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y


Your option 2 is my plan for september. Although option 1 looks pretty epic.

im travelling alone too. pretty nervous but so excited.


3. Posted by Maria32 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y

Oh wow, what's your plan, like have you got anything arranged yet?


4. Posted by Haylee0132 (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

Well I haven't booked anything yet. Applying for my visa & booking flights at the end of the month (when I get paid :)) but my plan is to fly from London to Sydney. Stay there & work until jan. then travel round.

I'm looking for some company at the minute. I get bored on my own.

What about you??? You decided anything yet?

Haylee x

5. Posted by Maria32 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y

Sounds like a good plan. So will you just sort out accommodate when you get there?

Nah I haven't fully decided yet, I've been looking around these different programmes where they help you find jobs and that, but I'm thinking to just do it myself, as its like £700 to go on the programme, that only covers your first week accommodation and then they help you find a job, but like I said, just thinking of doing that my self.

Maria :)

6. Posted by Haylee0132 (Budding Member 38 posts) 3y

i might book my first week in a hostel in sydney. then maye look for an apartment to rent or something.

yeah i was looking at ultimateOz, its good that they sort everything out for ya, like bank acounts etc but its like £800. its probably cheaper doing it yourself. Although its a good way to meet other travellers.

my plans are still really up in the air. :)


7. Posted by lindsey85 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 3y

I am planning on the classic "road trip"

I am looking to go mid June or July. I want to travel anyway around the USA. By car staying in motels and such. Also a trip out to Hawaii as in love with the place.

It's daunting but like you i get itchy feet and can't just sit around and hate the 9-5.

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9. Posted by Maria32 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y


That would be my plan also, in that first week just stay in a hostel, try find an appartment and job.

I havnt started looking at appartment prices yet, do you know a rough idea on how much they will be, or are you waiting till you get out there?

Maria :)

10. Posted by Maria32 (Budding Member 26 posts) 3y


If I did chose this option, I would be going July time also.

I have been doing some research, and people say that 3-4 weeks is a good timescale for this. How long are you putting aside to do this?

The car companies are pretty cheap to hire a car, the biggest cost would come out of the petrol, as like you said motels along the route is the best option.