Just signed up with a new travel company ( first time traveling) They are offering pay not less than 31.00/hr, depending on area. Housing up to 1400.00/month, depending on the area (if I find cheaper housing on my own, the balance can be paid to me in higher wages or in a tax free stipend), 250.00/wk in meals and incidentals. Travel expenses paid 1/2 at start of assignment and 1/2 at end of assignment. Free health insurance, although it sucks (they are getting a new plan) PTO of 3.08 hrs/wk based on a 36 hr week. 100% reimbursement for nsg license. Help paying for rental car if needed(not sure of the terms) This all sounds good to me, but since It is my first travel assignment, I don't know if this is a typical, great, or a poor offer??? I need advice from experienced travelers. Also, as I will receive a 1099 for any tax free income, can I claim this at the end of the year or do I have to do quarterly taxes. I will maintain my permanent house if that matters. Thanks to all, this site has been a life saver for educating myself on this endeavor.