Between July and October 1947, Jack Kerouac hitchhiked east from New York to Los Angeles and then back again with his friend Neal Cassidy. This ‘search for God’ as Kerouac described it, formed the basis of his best known book, ’On The Road’.
Although many people have been following in his footsteps since, with the advent of the internet, it’s entirely possible to pay homage to Kerouac and his road trip on a budget – whilst still absorbing and learning about the cultures of different American cities and states.
Before you set out on your own road trip then, in addition to deciding how much you want to follow and how much you want to deviate from Kerouac’s, you might want to do a bit of a planning beforehand to ensure it is as cheap as possible.
Shop for car deals
Contact plenty of car rental firms beforehand as part of your planning; their terms and conditions will vary – some of them, for instance, require you to return the car at source, whereas others merely require a destination end point. Consider how big a car you need, and also look at fuel efficiency; if you’ll be travelling for months, you don’t want something that will be expensive to refill. Many car hire companies also offer car rental discounts if you book ahead, so shop around online to ensure you get the best deal.
Plan for the road
Consider the time of year and pack appropriate clothing – you don’t want to get caught out by extremes of temperature and have to pick up extra gear. Pack plenty of non-perishable food and drink and a cooking stove so that you’re not eating out all the time. Take a tent and join ‘couchsurfing’ websites so that you can pitch up by the road or at a couchsurfer’s home for free – this cuts down on the cost of paying for motels every evening and fits into Kerouac’s Beat Poet ideals!
Now it’s time to make a note of the key places you wish to visit. Kerouac went to Los Angeles from New York taking inChicago, Davenport, Des Moines, San Francisco and Madera amongst others en route. What are you interested in? Food, history, nightlife? Decide what you want to get out of your trip. Always remember to factor in the spontaneous and unknown though, that way you truly will be embracing the spirit of Kerouac!
The chance to meet faces behind those influential and emerging blogs and of course, to meet people behind successful businesses! They will come together in a day of fun!
The Big Day is on November 16!
So, if you’re a blogger you still have a chance to join us!
And if you’re a businessman, we will welcome you too!
Here’s another Labor Day sale brought to us by Romwe!
Beginning August 27, the online store offers up to 84% off on all items! Is it exciting? Grab you favorite pieces now before they gone!
Always stay tuned with us for frequent sale offers.
There are over 30 styles which are best sellers that have gone in a while and are now back in stock!
Don’t miss the opportunity to buy them at a lower price of $19.99!
The sale will last for 48 hours only so don’t miss!
If you still haven’t prepared well for the new season, this is the last chance you can save a lot. Romwe Fashion store provide everything from top to toe.
You will have over 1,000 styles to choose and are on sale up to 70% off!
The sale will last one week long, but they won’t restock once the items sold out. In addition, there are also many new designs with discounts, which are very amazing! More surprises beyond deals! Sure you will like it!
Some of Romwe’s items are really on demand that it went out of stock for some time. However, they have produced more of those hottest pieces and it will be offered to all its customers at very low prices!
Don’t miss their flash sale for 48 hours only!Find your favorite items now!
BIG School Deal begins August 13! With the prices starting from $ 4.79! There are also new items which you can get a 10% discount!
There are so many beautiful and hot items are waiting for you : Oversized Aztec Denim Coat, ROMWE Vertical Stripe Black-White Leggings , Gold-tone Riveted Mint Jumper, etc.
The deals will end on August 18, 2013 only, so better hurry and find your best pieces!
T-shirt and shorts are the most simple but attractive outfits in Summer, I also believe.
You don’t need the gorgeous dresses, as well as exquisite make up. You can still be the queen of street snap. Romwe have so many great pieces to match different looks. Now, a big sale about T-shirt and short begins, with the prices starting from $ 9.99.
So many hot items are waiting for you: Dollar Sign Print T-shirt, Skull Hand Black T-shirt, Simpson Print Denim Shorts, etc.
Exciting to go on shopping?
As the summer season waved goodbye and the autumn is almost here, Romwe is giving its customers some treat by offering sale items up to 70% starting today, July 30 to August 5!
You can seize the tail of summer and show off some beautiful dresses and skirts on the street. You can also take the lead in autumn fashion with long sleeve shirts and changeable leggings.
Sounds great, right? I’m sure you will be surprised at the price.
Unfold your free style with Romwe items, such as sweet, sexy, punk etc.
Great news again for all leggings or jeggings lovers! Another sale from Romwe is here!
Make your print come true! There are more than 300 new print leggings, like tiger, strips and more available! Some that has retail price of more than $50 are now being sold for $17.99! Don’t miss it! Go to find your best fit!
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