No, went with my brother the first time and friend the second time. Definitely something to do with someone. Truly an adventure. Go between semesters. Throw dart at map of USA, wherever dart lands is the place to travel to. Take your time getting there. When you get there, work any job (bartending is the best but construction is always needed in the summer, any tourist type job, convenient stores always need someone, etc). Spend a month or so to make money to eat and get back home for your next semester.