I've been dreaming about going to the United States since I was, if I remember correctly, 10 years old. At 14, I finally got the chance to go on a trip, for ten days, and see LA, Las Vegas, Miami, Key West and Orlando. But as soon as I was home, I knew I wanted to go back.
It's not that easy, planning a trip from Europe to the United States. First, you need a few years' worth of pocket money and working your butt off. Then finding the flight. The cheapest one, the one everyone is telling you about, that costs 300€ round-trip, of course, doesn't exist. Neither does the one for 500€! At the time when you want to go, the cheapest ticket will probably cost 1500€ and the trip will start somewhere 10 hours away from your home. You also need to get a ticket and the hotel reservation six months before the departure, so it's ''cheaper''. When you don't even know if you'll make it through all the exams at school.
You also need that +1 and they are not easy to find. One has no money, one has a boyfriend, another doesn't have time when you do. To go alone? Well, that's just boring. And I'm not the kind of person to just start talking to people on the street.
And there is no way, that after all this preparation and money, you will experience the true US the way that people that live there do.
That's why I just moved to the United States.