Planning a Summer Camp road trip is a massive part of having an awesome summer in the States! Where’re you heading after camp?
Your J-1 visa gives you 30 days to travel after your camp contract ends. It’s a great opportunity to take in as much of the US as you can handle.
In today’s blog post, we talk through the key things you’ll need to remember when you’re planning a Summer Camp road trip.
From the famous skylines you’ve dreamed of to the all-American ball game, there’s a whole country out there.
Cramming an entire country into 30 days is probably a bit ambitious, so planning is key.
Before you set out, draw up a list of everywhere you’d like to visit. Using something like RoadTrippers will help you plan the route.
Road trips are (obviously) all about being on the road, so finding a way to get from place to place is pretty essential.
Hiring a car can be pricey, and long trips on the bus or train can be more than a bit boring.
If you’re in a group, then everyone chipping in to pay for car hire would be a good way to bring the cost down for everyone.
If you don’t fancy long stints driving, then a group tour might be a good way to go. One of our partners, Trek America, offers some pretty awesome groups tours.
Budget hotels, hostels, and motels will be your best friend when you’re out on the road. If you’re looking for a treat, grab an Airbnb.
If you go for a Trek America trip, they offer a few different types of accommodation depending on your budget.
From nights under the canvas to great hotels, there’ll be a style to suit you.
It’s easy to get wrapped up in the excitement of the big picture and forget some of the essentials that’ll keep you out on the road.
From an old-fashioned map, a great playlist, pillows, and chargers and cables, you’ll need to check and double check your bags before you set out.
If you want a helpful guide to the essential items for a road trip, we’ve got you covered.
Summer Camp road trips aren’t fun if they end in disaster. Not planning the money side of a trip is a shortcut to disaster!
Putting together a budget isn’t the most exciting part of planning a Summer Camp road trip, but it’s really important.
From food and drink to keep you going, souvenirs and treats, entry and activity fees, as well as an emergency fund, you need to plan out what you’ll need.