If you are the type of person who travels often then you probably know the excitement of “Where to next…?” Some lucky folks simply watch ticket prices to exotic locals and purchase the ones that are a steal. “A trip to Thailand? Sounds great!” While I wish I was the kind of person who could whip out my credit card and buy myself a plane ticket to Southeast Asia or the Sahara or whoever, my funds are more limited. Most of my travel is within the continental US. Now, that said, this is a HUGE country with just about every biome represented, and each region has it’s own unique flavor and personality. I didn’t really appreciate the vastness and diversity of my own country until I lived a different country.
Now it’s May, I already have had one glorious adventure this year, but I am thinking ahead. Where to next indeed. Sometimes I am attracted to a place because of it’s famed attractions, like the French Quarter in New Orleans, or the mountains in Durango. Other times I want to see the people who live there, like visiting family in Washington or Minnesota. I go to San Francisco as frequently as possible because I’m madly in love with the city (and it helps to have an old friend there).
This summer I’m feeling Tennessee. I have not spent much time in the east or south of this country, so it would be exciting to explore the local culture there. I have a cousin that I would love to spend time with. It seems perfect. So now, time to watch those ticket prices!