As you may or may not know, I am a person who is not happy to settle with dreams of just one or two travel destinations planned—I must always be thinking of the next. And while I’m super excited to learn more about Projects Abroad adventure opportunities for me at the open house I am attending next month, and while I’m ecstatic about upcoming Cancun, I have something else on my mind today—an epic cross-country journey.
Don’t get me wrong—I’ve loved, loved, loved the international travel I’ve done over the past year or so. But it just gets me thinking every time, there is so much of the U.S. that I haven’t seen. I’ve never done anything mid-West, and really nothing on the West Coast (Vegas is as far as I’ve been, not counting Hawaii). I’d love hit up New Orleans, Texas, Seattle, Cali, Montana, Colorado….there’s just so much great stuff to see here!
So Chris and I have come to a conclusion. When/if we ever get our acts together enough to decide to move from Manhattan (gasp!), we will first plan and go on our own little epic road trip.
This excites me for many reasons (the least of which involves spending massive amounts of time with a loved one in a small, cramped, yet-to-be-puchased car. Any advice on that one?). Besides the aforementioned lack of U.S.-related travel (at least past the East Coast), I envision myself meeting all kinds of people and learning so much more than I currently known about this great place called the United States.
Of course, there are tons of questions that still need to answered (Will we buy a cheap car and dump it in Cali? How much money are we willing to spend? Who do we know who we can stay with along the way? And where, exactly, will we go?!). But for now, dreams of an epic road trip play over and over in my head as I plug away at work and prepare for what is truly coming up—Cancun.
Bis bald, friends!