Hi there! I'm a college student taking a gap year 2009-2010. I love travel, perhaps more than any other worldly thing, though music is a major competitor. I've hitch-hiked 600 miles of the west coast and biked solo another 400. That was during a trip meant to raise money to alleviate poverty world-wide - for more info and to further that goal please visit my site-in-progress called tourofpoverty09.org. Even more so since that experience, I am a huge fan of budget travel, where you get to meet, trust and learn so much from tons of incredible people instead of just "going it alone." Next on my itinerary, I would really like to travel through Central and/or South America. That is part of my reason for signing up, aside from simply wanting to share my experiences and enjoy those of others! As a side note, I do not have a lot of money but I have a really great 4wd Toyota Corolla station wagon. I'm debating on keeping it or not - it is so wonderful and freeing (not to mention cheaper) to travel car-less, yet the car gives some extra security and, most importantly, a way to haul all my music stuff (guitar, etc) and stuff that I can't go long without. So if someone has some money but not a great travel car, and wants to do some travel ANYWHERE in the Americas with someone who has the car but not the money, send me a message!!
Oregon, Northern Michigan, Tempe AZ