Driving To Disney


So I did drive to Orlando from Calgary. I explain the pricing in my expenses page; however, I also made a video as well!

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  1. Hi, I love your blog and videos. I am hoping to be going there for 2017. I am from Banff and I am hoping to drive down down there. How long of a road trip did you take after? Did you have any trouble in the border? Did you mention to the border agency that you will take a longer time to get back?
    Thank you,
    Joyce Chan

    1. Hey Joyce! Thank you so much! I hope you apply, it was honestly the best year of my life and I think everyone should do the CRP program.

      Yes it did take me longer to drive home, almost a month! I went all down the south and up the west coast, into Vancouver and over to Calgary! So you can imagine how long that took :P
      When you get your visa, it's actually for 13 months. Disney gives you an extra month to travel the U.S. They know people from overseas don't get the opportunity to visit the States as easily as us, but time off to travel is really hard... So they let us travel afterwards.

      At the border the guard we had was really lazy and hardly asked any questions. I also had my boyfriend who is German with me, and she mainly just asked him questions. I assumed they were going to search my car, but she asked maybe 7 questions and that was it. It was harder to cross (obviously), into the states.

      If you have any other questions let me know xx

    2. Thanks Heather, I am still waiting for the application to open but I know I will apply. How much did you save before you went down there? How much do you think people should save to live comfortably and still have fun?

    3. I won't lie to you, I went down with a lot of money. I took a student loan out and it didn't have to be repaid until halfway through my program, so I kept it in my savings for "a rainy day." So in total I went down with $13,000. However probably $8000 was the loan. I can't remember. Since I drove down, I wanted security of a lot of money in case my crudy car broke now. I think $5000 is the perfect amount to go down with. Especially for people who won't be working F&B. You don't make a lot of money, but you shouldn't have to worry about living pay check to pay check.

      In F&B if you become a server you make amazing money so you won't have to worry about money. But until you become or server / if you don't / if you're not in F&B, money should not be your concern. The more money you have saved the better in my opinion .

      HOWEVER, my friend went down with $500 to cover her in her first grocery trip, and apartment supplies, and she was fine! So at the end of the day it's a personal preference.

      Hope that helps :) xx

    4. It sure does. I've only been in f&b so that's where I am hoping to get in.



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