Friday, August 12, 2011
I've wanted to go to the USA since I can remember. Time and money don't always play along in my grand ideas about traveling the world and most of the time day to day life overshadows my dreams of seeing far of places. But really, I'd just like to travel more and I need to make a plan to do it :)
So, with that in mind I've been doing some research into the possibility of Rudi and I going to America next year. It really is just a dream at this stage, but if I do enough homework I can at least find out what it would cost and then work towards saving for it, even if it's not next year.
Obviously America is huge, and to see it all in one go would be, if not impossible, very very expensive. So we've narrowed down the places we'd like to see quite radically. Firstly, we have to see New York. This is an absolute must. I think I've watch too many tv series (sex & the city, gossip girl, etc) not to want to set foot there are least once in my life. I don't imagine that we could only stay a few days, but that would be enough. Just to walk down 5th avenue once would be amazing.
Most of our trip would then be dedicated to seeing the natural wonders of California. We'd love to go to San Diago first, to Comic Con. Our little geek hearts would burst from all the sci-fi goodness. Then we'd make our way up the coast along the Pacific Coast Highway, which National Geographic rates as one of the top 500 trips in the world to do. They it would be off to Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe and we'd end it all off with a few days in San Francisco.
Mmm... I have it all planned out in my head. Now just to make it a reality.
*those beautiful photos at the top can are from here