Just like I love traveling internationally, I also love traveling around the US. My primary travel partner is my mom, but recently I’ve been traveling with school, work, friends, my boyfriend, or just myself.
I’m from Boston, and obviously that’s my favorite US city. Sorry I’m bias. I love Bill Belichick, Dunkin Iced Coffee in 20 degree weather, and Mike’s Pastry.
Since starting work full time and through COVID, I really haven’t had many opportunities to travel- but I’ve tried to make the best of it. I totally have a USA bucket list for after all of the craziness subsides, and I can’t wait to start checking off some boxes! Here are some of my top places I’m dying to explore:
- New Orleans, LA- I took a history class focused solely on Louisiana and I can’t wait to actually go there and see everything I’ve learned with my own eyes (and go on so many historical tours)!
- Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks- Wyoming
- Joshua Tree National Park
- Antelope Canyon, AZ
- Road Trip through New Mexico & Route 66
My COVID Vacation- August 2020
Throughout 2020, I had planned sooooooo many trips- both international and in the US that all ended up getting cancelled. In March, we thought we’d be okay to travel in May. Then in May, we thought it would all be over by July. As of August 30th, 2020 COVID is still going full force and traveling, especially from MA is a struggle.
My boyfriend and I originally planned to go to Tampa at the end of August, but FL proved to be the new COVID hot spot, so we switched our plans to WY. Right after we re-planned our entire trip, Charlie Baker (gov. of MA) came out with travel restrictions that basically said if you travel to any state other than a few in New England, you have to either quarantine or get tested. After that announcement- we just cancelled everything all together. However, we were able to have a 3 day vacation in the White Mountains at the end of August and it was amazing.
We stayed in North Conway, NH and did plenty of exploring and outdoor activities such as kayaking and mountain biking. Here are a few pictures!
A week across Utah & the National Parks in 2019!
Check out my blog to find some articles about this trip and how to plan your very own road trip!
Overall, here are my top 5 cities in the USA (Aside from Boston):
- Charleston, South Carolina
- Savannah, Georgia
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Anywhere in Utah
- Newport, Rhode Island
What draws me to these places?
I am someone who absolutely loves and appreciates landscapes, urban or rural. I love looking up and seeing buildings, mountains, or beaches. It doesn’t really matter to me because I find beauty in all of them.