Imagine sipping champagne as the sails flap in the warm breeze and dolphins cavort putting on a show that seems planned just for you.
You are not in the Caribbean, you are in Key West Florida.
We often think that romance and adventure lies in lands where the language is not our own. While exploring those wonderful far away places should be on everyone’s bucket list, the USA has so much to offer. Many of us never go more than 20 miles from home and 25 miles from your house could be a wonder you never knew existed.
The United States of America is a melting pot of culture, food, entertainment and deep in history like no where else in the world.
Take a trip to Plymouth MA, yes you can see Plymouth rock, but you can also experience the life of the pilgrims at Plimouth Plantation or head north and get the real story of the Salem Witch Trials, maybe even do some whale watching. Don’t forget to stop in Boston for some chowder and stop by Paul Revere’s house.
You can ski in Vermont and visit Mystic Seaport in Connecticut.
Are you a foodie? Try a stop at the CIA in New York, one of the training grounds of today’s great chefs. It’s only a few hours from there to city that never sleeps, New York. Whether you want an over the top dining experience like Thomas Keller’s Per Se or an affordable but still gourmet meal at Bark Hot Dogs you will find something to make your mouth water. Don’t forget to find the museum of your choice and take in a broadway show or just hang out in Times Square.
The romance of the old west still lives, consider a trip to Dodge City Kansas, or ride in a covered wagon in Wyoming and get the feel of the brave pioneers of yesterday. Keep your hankering for the west alive with a trip to Colorado from rodeos to silver mines to some of the best skiing you can imagine.
You can visit wineries all over this great country but visit Napa Valley in the spring and spend a day tasting some of the best.
There are many resources to figure out where to go and what to do. Books like Fodor’s and Frommer’s are great for planning. There are a lot of fun off the beaten path stops that will make you laugh or fill you with wonder.
Planning it yourself builds excitement, but can take time and often seem overwhelming. Travel agents can make the planning easier or even set you up with the perfect tour.
Spontaneous trips can be lots of fun or trouble. Plan ahead if you can, if you just want to get in the car and go, keep in mind a few things, weather, major holidays, events and where you will sleep.
We can all be pioneers exploring places we’ve never been, it may be just across the county line or across country, but it will enrich and enhance you in ways most of us never imagine.
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