Sticking with the travel theme, one of the goals I’ve set for myself is to visit all 50 states. That may sound like a no-brainer, but of course there is a lot of travel involved, some long distances (Alaska, Hawaii) and some states that don’t have a whole lot to see.
I traveled quite a bit as a kid.. family vacations, band trips, church trips, visiting out of state friends. I’ve already racked up some pretty impressive miles up and down the east coast. When I was in college I took several out of state trips to visit friends.
I’ve currently visited North Carolina (where I’ve lived all my life and traveled coast to mountains), South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan, Florida, Tennessee, California and Washington DC. 15 States + DC.
I’ve had a few flybys in some states that don’t really count, I’ve been to the Chicago airport, New York Airport, Denver airport and a job interview in Mass. I’d like to go back and visit these places and make it count.
Some states I can’t wait to visit. My parents went on an Alaska cruise and it looked awesome. I loved New Orleans and can’t wait to take my wife there. Florida I’ve been to a million times and can’t wait to go back. Savannah GA and Charleston SC are mainstays that we visit almost every year.
Some states I wonder why you would go there at all. What is in North Dakota besides snow? Is there anything in Kansas besides corn? I’ve heard not. What about Idaho? Just potatoes or is there more?
Some places I want to visit but the wife doesn’t. She doesn’t care about Las Vegas, and has no desire to go to Hawaii. She’s much rather go to Europe on a 12 hour plane flight then Hawaii. I would like to go to Europe too, but if we make it to 48-49 states visited we better be going to Hawaii! Neither one of us wants to go to New York City, but maybe we can visit somewhere else in New York State. Albany? West Point? I’m not too keen on New Jersey either, but maybe we could spend a day in Atlantic City while we are visiting Philly and knock that one out.
Where is your must visit state or location? I love to travel and I can’t wait to hit them all!