melanie I'm doing something fairly similar check out my trip:) Also, I am from California so you could stay at my house and I could show you all around Los Angeles and California! And you do the same for me in Germany! Let me know
melanie This sounds like an amazing trip! I wasn't planning on traveling to europe just to keep the price down (I'll also be there in May-June of this year so I don't see the purpose of going twice) but check out the trip I created! Maybe we could meet somewhere along the way.
melanie You're trip sounds amazing! I also plan on traveling around the same time frame and have a pretty similar mindset as yours. Check out my trip and let me know if you'd want to travel together :)