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Old 09-07-2012, 12:42 PM
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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As a 20 yr old college kid, I did a solo sojourn every weekend,.

CA was a 30 hr drive (ride) for me on a beater Motorcycle. No cell phones, no problem.

I much prefer to travel alone, sent the spouse off this AM on their 'single person' motorhome.

Of the last 6 months, I have spent 3 traveling alone. (With occassional weekends together). We have lots of fun either way, and enjoy showing each other the great spots we find while alone.

Single guy / girl is very EZ. I would stay at a Hostel($20 / night), if I weren't staying at private guest homes ($10 / night). Hotels are pretty lonely in comparison. I like to LEARN from other (solo) travelers.
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:32 PM
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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Although it's farther south, San Diego is usually less hot than LA. Should be very, very pleasant. Sure you don't want to go there?
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Old 09-07-2012, 05:58 PM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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OP, your traveling there will be a piece of cake. You have very good roads many turnouts, rest areas, safe places to stop and rest. If you have a cell phone for a breakdown you'd get a pretty quick response. On the CA side you'll see quite a few Hwy Patrolmen patrolling the Fwy's.
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Old 09-07-2012, 06:54 PM
Location: City of Angels
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Originally Posted by flyonpa View Post
1st I don't think a 20yo and his cell phone would be to far apart @ anytime.

Cell is incase his car breaks down.
by that margin he should never drive anywhere without a cell phone - even if it's just down the block. hence, it's not something worth bringing up - twice. it's like saying "don't forget to breathe".
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Old 09-07-2012, 07:27 PM
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I traveled solo alot in my 20's

No cell phones back then.

Daytime, no problem, always felt safe.

At night I would stay inside and watch TV.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:42 PM
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You will be perfectly fine. Just don't do anything that you wouldn't do in your home town, like going to iffy neighborhoods late at night or getting drunk with a bunch of strangers.

Traveling solo is great fun. Enjoy
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