So my boyfriend and I went to Montreal together last summer.
It was a great 4day vacation of night life and that rush of excitement of being young and 20 traveling to a place miles away from home and we have made some of the best memories of our lives.
Now we want to go for a Part 2!
Want to visit either the Grand Canyons or the desert!
I'm sure some of you have seen those hipster videos with the friends taking a road trip in the desert, visiting isolated gas stations at 3am, backpacking to random towns and running with the wind in a desert field or rocky area taking poloroid photos.
Yeah, yeah, I know totally hipster, but its what we enjoy and what we'd like to do!
Only problem is we're from NYC.
And my boyfriend car is a really junk 1990 Honda. We don't think it can take a travel further than PA. So what are our other options? Train? Flight? Greyhound bus?
We're not really sure how to go about this.
Obviously I'm doing research on my part, but I'm only finding very vague information. And to be honest I don't really know the best areas to visit and where would be more "budgetly" fitting to travel to and from NYC.
Can some of you other travelers offer your opinion and experience? Grand canyons, deserts, or other areas similar to that kind of atmosphere that are more central/southern (or eastern if possible but i don't think so).
Where are some specific locations?
What are some things I should know about before traveling to a desert?
I'd like to keep the trip under 2k. We are not looking for anything glamorous just a fun backpacking adventure and a comfortable place to sleep.
Thank you for your time! Can't wait to hear your thoughts
Care rental isn't exactly an option for us either bc my boyfriend won't be 21 till August 3rd.
We'd like to start this trip late June- early July.
[ Edit: Sorry, no video links please ]