I’ve always said that there is so much to see and do here in the United States that I feel no real need to travel outside the country. This is a bog country and I want to see it all.
Since this is a fantasy vacation I obviously have endless supplies of time and money.
Once I decided on my mode of transportation, a hotel on wheels, which you can learn about here. I then needed to decide who would accompany me and who would drive.
I’m still stuck on the driver having nixed Johnny Depp and Brett Michaels as too distracting. I am now leaning toward some nondescript driver who simply drives’ or perhaps a Morgan Freeman type character from Driving Miss Daisy. Someone who knows when to be quiet and when to give (good) advice.
There are times on my trip when I fly a friend or two in to meet me in different parts of the country. I let them ride along for a few days to a week before hugging them good-bye to return to my solitary travel.
I travel from New York to Chicago, to Oregon and California. I visit Iowa and Texas and finally Florida before returning home to Maryland and Virginia. All of these destinations house people I love and miss and my fantasy vacation would have me spending time with them.
Above and beyond seeing family first my top five destinations inside the USA are:
Mt. Rushmore, South Dakota
San Diego, California
The Red Woods, California
Key West, Florida