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Old 08-14-2017, 06:36 AM
 
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Thanks for contributing helpful advice that will help her fulfill her desire to travel.
Not everyone believes that she should be traveling at this point in her life.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:10 AM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Not everyone believes that she should be traveling at this point in her life.
Everyone should travel and at every point in their life.
The questions are in the nature of that travel: distance, duration, comforts, costs.

What's suitable for a 50ish parent of a college student vs their college student kids will vary...
as will how they each can manage to pay their own way to enjoy the traveling they'll be doing.

As to the OP in THIS thread...
any suggestions that aren't geared toward a low income college student doesn't help.
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Old 08-14-2017, 07:29 AM
 
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Everyone should travel and at every point in their life.
I disagree. Not if they are mentally unhealthy or have other financial priorities.
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Old 08-14-2017, 08:24 AM
 
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I disagree. Not if they are mentally unhealthy or have other financial priorities.
I try to compare the situation to when I was a college student going to school full time and working part time earning the minimum wage. Fortunately, I lived with 75 miles of a fantastic mountainous area full of hiking and camping that we called the "High Uintas".

I usually tried to spend a four to five day camping trip in those mountains during the summer. It was dirt cheap. I borrowed the camping equipment from my family. It cost me one tank of gas and five days worth of groceries at the store.

That's the only kind of trip someone in that person's situation should be considering.
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Old 08-15-2017, 07:12 AM
 
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The OP did not write where in the US he lives. But I agree that his best bet would be a camping trip somewhere in late spring/summer/early fall. Preferably with friends so that they can share expenses... From the North East, they can drive to Either Vermont, Maine or New Hampshire and see lots of parks, mountain ranges, farms and a bit of culture. There are tons of camp sites in Canada. They could even visit Montreal & Quebec City for a few nights and stay in hostels. In Southern states, they can go to Mexico national parks and also stay on camp sites.


But overall, OP's focus should really be on finishing his studies and getting a good job. I worked through college and only traveled to Canada once on a cheap bus trip. The trip was paid by my parents...
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