THAT is a great idea. I'm thinking of doing the same thing, except couchsurfing, sleeping in my own car, or occasionally staying in a motel. Gotta live life before I die.
JCougar wrote:My plan was to circumnavigate the country in a rental car, starting in Florida and then going through New Orleans, Austin, Marfa, Santa Fe, Vegas, LA, San Fransisco, Portland, Seattle and then back through Denver, St. Louis, Bloomington IN, Philly, DC, Chapel Hill, Charleston, Savannah and then back to Florida. You can get monthly rentals from Hertz for about $650 if you get a tiny car with unlimited mileage. I'd be paying that much for rent anyways, but this way I can move out a month early (I have a month-to-month lease). I plan on bringing an Aero Bed and staying with friends along the way. I've got someone I can stay with in over half those cities, thus cutting down on hotel costs.
The only thing that would cost a ton outside of that would be gas and food, but I could just eat sandwiches from a cooler most of the time.
Oh, and alcohol.
It depends where I get in, though. If I get into all my target schools, I'll have to treat myself. Also depends on how much I can save up. My goal is to save enough so that I can live off of savings during 1L. I almost have enough already, so between now and July, I need to save up about another $2K for the trip. Also, I am a bit worried that all that driving would be tiresome after about a week or to. I love to drive, though, and a freind or two might join me for part of the way.