Most travel websites are geared for the middle class or upper class, not poor people struggling to get by. Consequently, be careful that what you find is really worthy of your consideration. For example, is buying a membership worth the discounts members receive?
For the purposes of this assignment, you are going to need to know how to cite images. Here is the rule and two models:
Artist’s Last name, First name. Title of work. Date of Creation. Institution and City where the work is physically located. Name of Website. Media type. Date of Access.
Goya, Francisco. The Family of Charles IV. 1800. Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid, Spain. Museo Nacional del Prado. Web. 3 January 2013.
Unknown. Red and Purple Apartment Building. 2009. San Rafael, CA. Flikr.com. Web. 4 February 2013.
Here is a list of two major hotel chains with lower prices, but remember that an unaffiliated, stand-alone motel may be cheaper in a particulalr area.
Also note that lodging costs vary widely by location: staying on the outskirts of a town may be cheaper than in the center. Shop around!
Other Lodging Options
Camping Rules by State
Not all camp grounds are made the same. Some may cost more money than others while different rules (re:campfires, automobiles, animals, etc.) may apply state-by-state. According to the American Camp Association:
Verifying best practices for the extensive range of camps requires a system that is broadly applicable and constantly updated. Currently, states vary significantly in their oversight of camp operations. In many states, camps fall under the jurisdiction of the state health department; in others, licensing and permit fees can vary by county or city. In several states, ACA-accreditation requirements are recognized as the standard of care for camps (http://www.acacamps.org/publicpolicy/regulations, February 13, 2013).
Find out what the camp regulations are in your state here: http://www.acacamps.org/publicpolicy/regulations
Rest stop Regulations
There are plenty or rest areas throughout the United States (click http://www.interstaterestareas.com/ for a state listing), but laws don't allow travelers to sleep at all of them; again, regulations vary state by state. Follow the links below to see what the regulations are for that particular state.
California -- Travelers may stay up to eight hours.
Colorado -- No over-night camping or sleeping allowed.
Idaho -- No over-night camping or sleeping allowed.
Montana -- Unknown.
Nevada -- Unknown
Nebraska -- Camping is prohibitied. Maximum time is ten hours.
Oregon -- Tents are prohibited, but travelers cab stay up to 12 hours.
Utah -- Unknown
Wyoming -- Unknown
Emergency Medical Help
Calculating Food Costs
Alternative Transportation Options
Got stuck? Need a ride? You might want to check out these options for continuing your journey.
Got bad luck? Think about replacing a lost, or stolen or fogotten item by shopping in a thrift store instead of a retail store.