Master, if you're looking to earn some money for the "kitty" the best places are tourist areas in season. You'll be in places that everybody wants to see. There are always more jobs than people to fill them. You'll get to meet and party with women from all over, and nobody goes on vacation to save money so the tips are great. Your language skills will be a big asset in a tourist area, and your accent will open doors that otherwise may be stuck. Learn a transferable skill, such as bartending or waiting tables, and you'll find plenty of work. I traveled by sailboat working as I went; there is always work to be had if you're willing to do it. EDIT: Oh yeah. If you get to Kansas, I've got a place for you to crash.