Road Trips, Reminiscing & Romance: Ideas For Your Summer Travels
Leah Walker March 19, 2018

As the summer finally approaches (not long now…), many of us will be starting to plan what to do with our precious vacation time. Some of us will be blessed with the nomadic lifestyle, while others may have to condense our plans. No matter what sort of time you have available, a road trip through the USA can be tailored accordingly to your individual needs and can connect – or reconnect – you to this beautiful country.

You Can Let Your Hair Down

Whether your idea of letting loose is a week partying it up or a week at Disney, the mainland in the US provides opportunities to simply let go for a little while. There are plenty of awesome opportunities for party people and obviously Vegas springs to mind when thinking of this scene. Pool parties by day and casinos by night – or you could even do this in reverse. Here, anything goes.

The dating scene is also different all around the States, and bar culture is a great opportunity to meet new people. If drinking isn’t really your scene and you plan to stick around somewhere for a while, Badoo is full of different people to meet up with in every state. Who knows, if the dates go well, you may even find yourself a new partner for the road!

See The Stunning Sights & Learn History

For those who find international travel out of the question right now, there’s a whole lot to keep you here in America. Some of the most breathtaking places in the world are situated in the USA, which is probably why so many people travel from all over the place just to see it. If you’re a native, the sad but true fact is that you’ve probably overlooked a lot of the most awesome places – but that’s okay, it’s never too late!
An obvious hot spot is the Grand Canyon, and if you’re feeling flush, you can even fly over it.

Plus, there are lesser-known places that will take your breath away, such as the Antelope Canyon or even Detroit’s street art installation, the Heidelberg Project. There’s also a heck of a lot of A-M-A-Z-I-N-G food hot spots, from the deep dish of Chicago to the BBQ of Austin and essentially everything in New York. And in these times where knowledge is power, basically anywhere you can learn about our political past, the civil war or the Native American people will help keep us enlightened.

Reminisce

Road trips are a great way of connecting us to things from our childhood or old memories. There are plenty of ways to get nostalgic on one – perhaps you could head back to your old hometown, or a place where your grandparents used to take you camping when you were a kid.

However, you could also attend an old favorite location or event. If Universal Studios was your first ever theme park, it’s been waiting for you to pick up where you left off! And if you grew up reading Harry Potter, there’s even more ways now to rekindle your inner child, as there’s a whole section dedicated to it in the park.

Festivals are also a big part of many people’s summer; and if the Warped Tour was a big part of your teens, 2018 is the year to say goodbye. It runs cross-country, so no matter where you are, you can make a date.

America is huge, and it would take a while to visit all 50 states. But with each being wonderfully diverse when compared to the next, why not add that goal to your bucket list?

Leah Walker

Leah's a luxury travel and food writer who has as many stories as she does shoes. She documents her experiences whether that's in the lap of luxury or riding through a swamp in an airboat. Leah freelances and has contributor/editor roles with The Daily Meal, USA Today 10 Best, Bonjour Paris, France Today, Luxe Beat Magazine, Four Seasons Magazine, Forbes Travel Guide, and is a travel and wine ambassador for Atout France USA. Leah's lived in Paris for three years, and was recently awarded another four with a Passeport Talent visa renewal. Though, her talent for speaking French is abysmal.

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