Here are the factos:
1)$300 on me at beginning
2)Going back isnt included in idea
3)Am a minor
4)Will not hitchhike
5)Will only have 2 sets of clothes, cellphone, watch, and ipod +charger
6)Stealing is always a possibility.
So what I'm looking for is modes of transportation, things to see on the way through, and places to stay.
Trying to make it there in 2 months. (July, August). Getting back will probly be by plane.
Well, you can always try the ages old practice of train hopping. Wander down to the tracks, find a train thats just about to leave, and hop in a boxcar that happens to be open or unlocked. But, you have to be careful doing that.....people have been killed hopping freights.
Remember these things:
Avoid other freight-hoppers (they are unfriendly)
Avoid any and all Law Enforcement
Try to hop a car near the ends, especially the front (some engineers will allow you to ride in the first boxcar behind the power)
If an engineer comes after you, RUN LIKE HELL! 98% of them have a gun.
As for making your ride tolerable, find a car that has paper in it, you can bed down in paper and cardboard
I think you should ride a scooter( not a gas powered one. A razor, the one that moves with leg power). Hell you'd probably get yourself on news stations because no one has done that before. They might give you food and bed to. If someone has done it then do it on them heely shoes.
Back in the mid 90's I took a bicycle trip, from Houston to St Paul, and then from St Paul to Pittsburgh. It was great. The only thing I ever spent a dime on was fixing a flat tire. I lifted and dumpstered all across the fruited plain. Slept in a tent, or if the night was nice, sans tent. Highly recommended and it is easier than you think. I hope to do it again next year.
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look on craigslist for "ride shares" you pay part of the gas money.
or you could take the greyhound or train.
if you book in advance maybe you can get a deal on a multi-stop ticket.
sleeping on a the bus or train isnt too bad.
i perfer the train to greyhound, greyhound tends to have more freaky ppl riding it.
the train takes a longer time, but the seats are more comfortable, and have more room. plus... luggage is kept near the door. you can grab someone elses stuff as you leave the train, then go pawn/sell it.