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Old 02-22-2017, 11:56 AM
 
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I am a young adult and I just want to start gaining more freedom. I want to know how much I can expect, at the least, to travel to a different state in the US for 3 days or a week. I will be traveling with somebody else (but I'll be involved in planning also). The only thing in my way that keeps me from going forward now is the question, where should I go? I am not planning on being very active, I am not going for attractions necessarily, I want to relax a little.
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Old 02-22-2017, 02:57 PM
 
Location: ATL -> HOU -> DAL
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Depends on where you're from and where you're headed. Calculate lodging at the destination (or for overnight stops). Figure out mileage if driving so you can figure out how much gas you might use (assuming you already have a car). Look up tolls along the way if any. If you're flying or taking a train/bus/whatever, you can look that up pretty easily.

If you want to save money look at places out of peak season. I got a great deal on a beachfront hotel room in Maine cause I was there in October. It wasn't actually a beach trip but I needed a place to stay for the night and it was cheaper than inland places (though not as nice on the inside).
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Old 02-22-2017, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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When I was 18, I went to Toronto. By myself. Had a blast.

When I was 19, I drove from Southern California to Seattle (and back). Another blast.

If flying, plan your hotels in advance. If driving with little in the way of specific destinations and times in mind, I found it easier to roll with it (that's what I did on the Seattle trip) and plop down in a random place once I got tired. Gives you time to explore random cities/towns along the way.
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