So I read about all the amazing trips that people take from Seattle to Argentina, or from Oklahoma to Alaska, even jaunts around western and eastern Europe. My question is what kind of money are people spending in the way of preparation for the trip, costs spent during the trip, etc. I understand that the amount spent can vary from rider to rider. It can depend on how you live while on the journey. What I'm looking for are stories from people who've done some pretty epic trips and what they spent roughly. Also what they spent it on. Your input is greatly appreciated! Money is tight in this economy and I would like to get an idea of what trips cost. As for me, I'm planing on a trip for this summer. Leaving from Portland, OR heading south through the Red Woods, down across the Golden Gate bridge, cutting over through Yosemite National Park, down to Las Vegas. From there to the Grand Canyon up through Salt Lake to Yellowstone, and heading through Montana, Idaho, and Washington on my way back to Portland. Its a small journey compared to my next from Portland down to South America.