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1. Posted by james tink (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Hi everyone im planning a trip with my girlfreind hoping to travel up the west coast of america .Wev'e never travelled before and this is are first trip. We want to take just what we can carry and worry about were we will be sleeping that night ( we want to stay in hostels and cheap motels ). I need to research this so much more but any advice given would be greatley apriciated im not entireley sure what i'll need regarding visa's and all that kind of thing. Im hoping to take around £4000 which with the current exchange rate is somwere around $8000 Any sujestions regarding things to do things i'll need places to stay would be grateley apreciated
thanks alot

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 23, 2008, at 2:45 PM by james tink ]

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3. Posted by Urban08 (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i too am going to the west coast on america. I am going for 9 weeks in september. Having not gone yet i cant give u too much advice but i can help you with visas.

I dont know you or your personal life but i notice you live in the UK. Well british citizens can qualify for the visa waiver program providing they meet the criteria. I wont list it all because if you type visa waiver program into google youll find plenty of info and you can always ring the embassy as i did but basically if your a british citizen going for under 90 days and dont have a criminal record you shouldnt need a visa. As stated there are soem other criteria but youll get that for yourself

have fun

4. Posted by Cool Paul (Travel Guru 611 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

$8000 is pretty decent. if you don't go out for food and drinks too much that will last awhile. how long is your trip? when are you going?

stick to hostels and you'll have a good time. you'll meet plenty of cool people out there.

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 10, 2008, at 9:29 AM by Cool Paul ]