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January 26, 2007 9:49 PM Subscribe
Help a bankrupt student plan a week-long, post-exam, "let's-get-away-from-this-silly-place" road trip for cheap!!
posted by Phire to travel & transportation (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in Ottawa, ON, and plan on restricting my destination(s) to Eastern Ontario. I'm hoping for ideas on how to spend one week roaming, to just forget about school and stress.
The trip will probably take place late-May, or early-June. It will most likely be by myself. I'm not looking for very heavily tourist-oriented sites. Sightseeing and attractions are nice and all, but I want to relax, and heavy-duty traveling is tiring, in my experience. I'm all for beaches and museums, but places like Toronto are out. Smaller places are nice.
Example. Last year the family spent a week in North Bay. We rented a waterfront cottage, and did absolutely nothing except for the occasional drive to nearby towns to wander around. I'd be interested in something along those lines.
Obviously, as I'm saving up for tuition, this can't cost too much. I have a bit saved up from part time jobs and such, but I don't want to go all out either, for sure. Dad's lending me our old car if I pay for gas, so that's one expense down. I haven't yet decided if I want to stay in one place for a week and drive around to nearby towns, or if I want to pack up and go as I see fit... advice on that would be good, too.
I'm looking for tips on:
1. Destinations. And cheap places to stay in those destinations.
2. How to minimize costs (beyond avoiding eating out)
3. Anecdotes on roadtrips & how to make the most of them.
(Advance planning as I want this to go off smoothly, and 'cause I need something to look forward to, heh.)