With buzzing cities, wide-open spaces, endless opportunity for adventure, friendly people and no language barrier to contend with, the USA is a great place for either seasoned or first-time backpackers. You could easily spend months travelling around this enormous country and still not see everything.
As well as offering incredible travelling opportunities, the USA is also a fantastic place for UK gappers to find paid employment, which is usally in the form of working with kids at summer camps.
We can make getting to the USA hassle-free and more than affordable with our great flight offers.
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The most popular kind of work for UK gappers in the USA is spending a summer at a kid's camp, helping to organise activities and the like.
This is a really rewarding experience and will look fantastic on your CV, particularly if you're considering a career working with children. It is also a brilliant way to spend a summer: very few people regret working at camps in America and most return home with great memories and close friends. Indeed, it's not unusual for people to return to complete second and even third summers at camp, which is testament to the great experience they provide.
There are plenty of companies who will help find you a camp placement and provide the necessary sponsorship for you to go and work at a summer camp. In return they some money, while you get a small to spend and an unforgettable summer in the States.
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The USA was made for backpacker tours, and with such a vast array on offer, it can be difficult figuring out which one is the best for you.
We've plucked out a few of our favourites below. They cover some of the most epic highlights of this amazing country, from the Grand Canyon to New York City to Route 66. If you can't quite find exactly what you're looking for, just click the blue button at the bottom for a full selection of our USA tours.
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We have lots of great articles about travelling and working in the USA, and they've all been written from first-hand experience by backpackers who have been there and done it.
Have a browse of our top picks below, and to see all articles about the USA just click the big blue button at the bottom.
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