As I begin planning for this journey the first question I ask myself is, where to? I know I want to see a variety of places that would educate me on the great outdoors, the country’s history, as well as the variety of people in it. The first thing I’ve decided is my starting point. I will begin this journey from the place that I call home, South Florida. From there I plan to travel the country (predominately the outskirts) in a counter clockwise direction. I have an extensive list of the places I’m considering to visit but I have a few definite stops I thought I’d share with you.
Is it truly an American adventure without a stop at the nations capital? No, it most certainly is not! I’ve yet to visit, so I thought this would be the perfect place to go as one of the first stops on my journey. I plan to visit as many museums and monuments as I possibly can. I can only speak for myself when I say this, but high school history class wasn’t exactly riveting. Therefore, I’ll be making up for the lost time that was spent passing notes rather than taking any. Oops!
This one’s pretty simple. It’s beautiful and majestic, making it one of the places I knew I’d have to visit on this journey. I’ve never been to Niagara falls but I imagine it to be nothing short of breathtaking. Now whether or not I plan on getting up close and personal to it in one of those little ferry boats is another story…
I haven’t spent too much time up north but I’ve been told by many people that Chicago is a must visit. I have a few friends that call the city home so I hope to get some navigational tips from them!
Oh Oregon, you stunner you. From the mountains (window) to the ocean (wall) to the lush greenery, Oregon has been calling my name for some time now. A large portion of this trip will be spent hiking and I think I’m most excited to hike through Oregon. From what I’ve been told, it’s some of the most beautiful scenery there is in this country, and I’m excited to decide that for myself!
The Grand Canyon is somewhere I’ve always dreamt of visiting. The sprawling landscape of stone and rock has such an alluring quality. I’m not sure if it’s the grandness (see what I did there?) of it all or perhaps the contrast of shadows that any photography buff would drool over, but it’s one of the places I’m most excited to visit.
If there are any must-sees in the above mentioned places, please share! I’m open to any and all suggestions in an effort to make this trip as amazing as possible.
Are there any places that weren’t mentioned that I need to visit? Or any hikes that I should look into? Let me know!