America on a Shoestring

There is the perception that the United States is an expensive destination for travellers, and many people leave it off their list of countries when going on a RTW trip. Though travel in the US can be expensive, the rise in popularity of websites such as Couchsurfing and WWOOFing, which allow travellers to stay with locals for free, means that it can also be very cheap. Apart from having the benefit of costing much less, it also encourages a far greater level of integration with the local culture. You are guaranteed to come away with a far greater understanding of the country, enjoy a much richer travel experience, and make many more friends in the process.

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