People dream of dropping everything, buying a backpack and traveling throughout the U.S. Maybe you have been planning for this moment for a long time, but you don’t know where to start. The United States is a big country and not to mention quite expensive.
In that case, a road trip across America can be costly, and you could end up spending more than you initially planned.
Therefore, we are going to share with you the best backpacks’ destinations, as well as some tips and tricks, which can help you save money.
The best time to visit
Before you get on with planning, you need to figure out when is the best time to travel. However, here is some good news, considering the U.S. is enormous and has different time zones and climate, so you don’t have to think about a particular time.
But, here are a couple of things you should think about when it comes to picking the right time:
From May to October are the most popular month for tourist in the USA
American usually take a vacation in July and August; therefore, the accommodation and airfare might be more expensive during that time
The northern part of the country gets quite cold during winter, so you may want to avoid these part from November to February
Hostels are backpacker’s first stop when it comes to traveling. However, not all cities in the U.S. have hostels, and some of those that do have, are not in the excellent condition and don’t fulfill appropriate requirements.
Mainly you will find the best hostels in Chicago, where you get a free meal and refreshment.
On the other hand, if you can’t afford HIHostel, then you can use websites such as Hostelbookers or Hostelworld to track down the alternative. The majority of them charge between $20 and $40 for a standard dorm-sized room.On the other hand, you can book a place in a motel as well. They are a great accommodation alternative, but you would have to pay up to $70 per night. Rooms come included with coffee making facilities, swimming pool, and breakfast.
Since you are backpacking, your goal should be to save money as much as you can. In that case, supermarkets are your best friend. The majority of hostels have kitchens and fridges so that you could prepare some food.
However, you can visit fast food outlets, which are also an affordable option. For instance, facilities such as Taco Bell, Burger King, McDonald’s, and so on can be found in most of the cities and offer plenty of different meals.
If you want to visit some theme parks, national parks, museums, movies and others, you’ll have to pay between $15 and $100. But, keep in mind that there are a lot of free things you can do in the U.S. as well. You can check out the hostel notice boards and information centers in a motel because they can offer you plenty of information. Also, check online popular free spots, or focus on revi