A different way to travel the USA, this site sets you up with people who need to get their cars across the country. You take the car and can drive it across the country for them. I didn’t see anything about getting paid a fee, but if you wanted to go coast to coast and not use your own ride, this is the way to do it.
To me you don’t need anymore reasons, but if you need some more…
Last week I talked about the fact that you could go to North Korea or some other countries that could be considered off-limits. Of course if you visit North Korea, you can’t go out at night, there is no Internet and you’ll probably have armed guards tailing you at all times. As for the Americans, well they think we are the cause of all their problems.
Hey, I said you could go there, but I didn’t say you would enjoy it…
Take off ALL the jewelry before you get the metal detector. That includes ring toes, ankle bracelets and tongue studs. Yes, a tongue stud can set off a metal detector, I have seen it.
Whenever you make a transaction abroad, always check for foreign transactions. Another way for credit card companies to fleece us.
I’ve talked about some of these concepts before – call the bank before you leave and let them know before they shut down your card, avoid the Discover Card and AMEX, use cash when you can and like the article above this says, look for the foreign transaction fees.
Megawatts, supernovas and cicadas among other things. If you were in Chess Club or the highlight of your year was the Science Competition, these spots may be for you.
The guy who won 6 months in Australia blogging about his experience is apparently “working” so hard that he does not have time to fulfill his obligation to keep up the blog. So they are going to hire a few more assistants. Don’t know if they get the same pay, but do you really care for some ‘free’ time in Australia?
Get uncomfortable. That is how you grow.
Keep your eyes and ears open, because quite frankly, the fact that you were able to get on a plane and visit a foreign country does mean that you have more than the average person who lives there, especially in the developing world.
Ideas for one year, six months, three months and two months travel.
Giraffe Manor in Kenya sounds crazy. Imagine waking up and seeing a girafee’s head inside your window, licking you as to say, “Hey!”.
Use the guidebook, but don’t take it with you. They are heavy!
Another list, but always bears repeating.