Getting to the airport…

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I am going to visit my “American Family” in July 2016 and I am looking forward to it. It will get me all prepared for the travelling I am aiming to do in October 2016. I have been thinking about I am going to get to the Airport. I know that my family; well definitely my Mum will want to see me off. However; I have been wondering if I got there on my own and it would save my family money – as they would have to drive to whichever airport I will leave from. I know that mum will be fine while we are driving down but she has admitted to me that she will probably get lost on the way home. My brother will be working and possibly be unable to take me.

The example journey is from home; the nearest town is Northampton to Heathrow T5 – this will be for more expensive trips. I have also only priced for the single fare; as you don’t know if I will come back or not. I may enjoy life abroad too much.

Firstly, I thought that the train would be a more direct route; however, I would have to change at least twice – depending on the train company I would use – and the price would be around £60/£70.national_express_7102_caetano_levante_fj08_knw_metrocentre_2009_pic_1

panthermegabuswebThen, I thought about using National Express – it would be a long drive and could cost between £12 and £20. I thought of Megabus; and currently that is the cheapest and quickest option. However, I would need to buy an Underground ticket to get from Victoria Station to Euston Station – this would be around £6. The Megabus itself would only be around the £5 mark; if I booked it early enough. At the moment, that is my best option.

Sadly, I would have to leave on the Megabus from Milton Keyne, which I am not a far of getting to. The National Express goes straight to the Terminal of Heathrow; also I can get discount as “I know some people”.

How would you get there?

When I get to America, I will be using the US Megabus from NJ to my friends in New York  state. However; I am volunteering with the Girl Scouts in New Jersey for a week at their International camp. So, I will be working out how to get from the airport – which will be Philadelphia. commuter3

I am nervous about this part; should I? If you have any experience of using any of the modes of transport, please let me know!

Workaway…

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logoHas anyone ever heard of Workaway? I have been working my way through Jackie’s (The Budget Minded Traveller) podcasts and in Episode 5 (from April 2014) she was discussing about Workaway. To be honest, I have never heard of this programme until Jackie mentioned it (You rock Jackie!). It is a volunteering programme; however, there is a joining fee but it is for two years! Which it pretty fab! I would love to do a Workaway. There are so many places where I could volunteer. It is a great relief on the wallet and an amazing idea! I am wondering if it is something I could do when I have finished the internship; in whichever country I apply to!

I have had a good look around the site and for two years as a “Workawayer” will cost me $29.00; which is about £19.30. AMAZING right! I am very tempted to join; anyone interested? I bet Claire and Ant of To Love, To Live have joined up – if not; I recommend that they should!

I know that becoming a “Workawayer” will be an excellent experience to me and will improve me into an even better person!