Need advice for road trip!?
My friends and I are planning a road trip for the summer after our senior year. As of right now, one of us is 17 and the other 3 are 16, but by time we go, we’ll all be 18. We’re planning to go to:
Start: Kansas City, Missouri
Little Rock, Arkansas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Shiprock, New Mexico
(maybe Las Vegas, Nevada)
Las Angeles, California
San Francisco, California
Carson City, Nevada
(maybe Salt Lake City, Utah)
Grand Jct., Colorado
End: Kansas City, Missouri
Because of all we want to do, we’re looking for the cheapest and still entertaining things we can do. We’re not looking to spend more than $25 on each thing we stop to do but we aren’t sure of what to do. We’re also wanting to make our research into a powerpoint presentation to ask our parents along with a list of phone numbers of the places we’re visiting and possibly staying and having a itenerary so they know where we are. Main questions we have now are:
1. What is there to do in said cities that is under $25 per person?
2. How can we convence our parents to let us go?
3. What is the best travel car that can take four people plus luggage and for good mpg? We’re debating whether to rent a car or take a 2002 Honda Accord or Ford Taurus.
4. Would it be cheaper to rent hotel rooms along the way or pitch a tent in a nearby campground? We just don’t know if our parents would be okay with us staying in hotels but none of us have a camper so we’d be in a tent. We just aren’t sure where to sleep and be safe. We need ideas!
You have a couple of real problems to start with.
#1– You can not rent a car. Period. Zero chance. No one will rent to anyone under 21, and most are reluctant to rent to anyone under 25. Remember that Bill Gates had to take his mom along on business trips early in his career. If one of you has a midsize or full size car (even better a wagon or SUV), that would be your best bet.
#2 — You will have problems checking into hotels. Many will not rent to anyone under 21. Most will not want to rent to a group of four 16-18 year olds. Too many bad experiences in the past. You will also need a major credit card in your own name with a substantial available balance. Same problem with campgrounds.
Things to do that are cheap? Google each city’s name and the word “tourism” for the official website. That’s the best place to find out what there is to see and do.
How to convince your parents? You’ve got a very hard sell. If you were my son or daughter, I would say “no”. That is a long trip and a lot of driving. However, if you want to take me along on the trip, I just might say “yes”.
real or fraud? jiahuiyitrade .?
i asked the owner of jiahuiyitrade (Austin) if his website was a scam or fraud and could he prove it to me that it was real and he replied saying the following;
“We are very serious for our business ,no scam ,no fool ,We will ship out your goods as soon as your payment receipt by us
Attached are our company business license and export license ,pls verify our company before business ,in china ,only legal company have these two documents
If you have any question ,pls be free to contact with me at any time”
With best regard
Here are 2 pictures he sent me:
i think they’re supposed to be licenses
That is a fake website pretending to sell cheap merchandise. Those 2 “documents” are just MSN paint created photoshopped fakes.
Any site that advertises merchandise cheaper than the official manufacture’s website is a fake site shipping gosh awful crappy knock-offs or simply collecting cash and not even bothering to ship fakes.
The pictures on the site look like the real merchandise because those pictures ARE of the official merchandise. Those pictures were stolen from the official manufacture’s website. If you receive anything at all, which is doubtful, it will not resemble those pretty pictures at all.
The payment options say it all, Western Union, moneygram and bank transfer. The credit card icons are just there for show, that site does not accept credit cards, only anonymous cash payments.
Western Union and moneygram do not verify anything on the form the sender fills out, not the name, not the street address, not the country, not even the gender of the receiver, it all means absolutely nothing. The clerk will not bother to check ID and will simply hand off your cash to whomever walks in the door with the MTCN# and question/answer. Neither company will tell the sender who picked up the cash, at what store location or even in what country your money walked out the door. Neither company has any kind of refund policy, money sent is money gone forever.
Your bank can only get your money back if there is money left in the scammer’s bank account. Scammers know this and will immediately withdrawal the money you transferred. No money in the account means absolutely no possibility of you getting your hard-earned cash back.
In all seriousness, when something goes wrong, what will you do? Send an email that is ignored and blocked? Send chat requests until you are ip banned? Call internationally and speak fluent Chinese?
The UPS, TNT and DHL icons are there only to take up space, that site only ships with EMS, the Chinese post office, good luck getting the “tracking number” they give you to work on the EMS website. You will need even more luck trying to contact EMS when your tracking stops and your “package” is lost somewhere.
You could then be really lucky, your “package” is discovered, seized by “customs” and all you need to do is pay even more money via Western Union or moneygram to the “custom’s official” who uses a free email address just like that site has a free email address as its contact information.
Free email addresses are easy to open and close completely anonymously.
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