Hi,I've taken an interest in travel nursing so like everyone else i've sent out my application/skills check list to several travel agencies. I noticed there were several openings in the state of SC where I am living in, and wanted to try those. It seems like every agency I speak with tries to divert my actual desire in location to locations in the middle of nowhere in different states. I have never traveled before and wanted to take an assignment in a familiar area prior to me going across country. I have two years critical care experience and worked in large teaching facility. I guess I am just wondering if travelers have to take an assignment in a smaller facility and then move your way up to bigger towns/facility? I just feel like I am getting the run around from several different agencies. One agency actually submitted my application to a hospital of my choice and I never heard anything from the facility, my recruiter assured me that he was trying to contact the hospital, but then tried to get me to send my application to other states and wanted me to apply for different state licenses, which is not what I wanted at all. Should I try a different agency for the same hospital I want to travel too? I am not sure if that would even make a difference. I realize the needs in SC aren't great so I applied for a FL license and was hoping to travel to Miami/Ft. Lauderdale area but am just skeptical of being able to travel to a larger city for one of my first assignments. Any thoughts?