Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Travel Tuesday - What Kind of Traveler Are You?

Me?  I prefer a road trip.  I love road trips!  I love traveling at my own speed and stopping when I want....we did a lot of road trips as kids....although they tended to be to the same destinations (Boston and New Hampshire every July), Brooklyn for Thanksgiving....there were others throughout my childhood..........and I've been inaugurating my niece and nephews to great road trips.....about six years ago, Kyle, Allison and I went to Florida.....three summers ago...Allison and I went back to Florida (My Mom lives there) and last summer, my nephew Christian and I drove to Wyoming....this summer I am planning a road trip to Niagara Falls and Toronto with the Hubs...he finally has a passport!

I lost most of the pictures from the first Florida trip (new digital camera)...but here is one....
This is on Fort Sumter in South Carolina.  It's an island off the coast.  It is where The Civil War began...see behind Kyle and Allison, to the left?  That is a cannonball stuck in the wall from a battle at the time...How cool is that!!!!

Allison was scared...she didn't like being on the boat and when we got on the island, she wanted to go back on the boat....she thought the island might tip......;)

Then three summers ago, she and I went on another road trip to Florida....this time we stopped at many more places...
One of the places we stopped, where I have wanted to go for years, was Monticello...it was fascinating....
Another place we visited was
The Smithsonian in DC

And then last summer, Christian and I hit the road to Wyoming....I shared The Bad Lands last week..so where else did we go?
Chicago, home of the original deep dish pizza....
(If you are interested in some of the other places we visited, I blogged about a few of them...)
St Louis - The Arch  - Day 15
On the Road - Day 1

I love deciding to go on a road trip, packing the car, looking at maps, many times I'll just go on one spur of the moment....

On my bucket list is to get to all 50 states, with last year's trip, I have hit 39...and 4 countries....

So what is your favorite way to travel?

Travel Tuesday

6 comments:

Van B. said...

Thank you so much for participating in our prompt! :) I love road trips too though I haven't done enough so far. Really need to go on one soon!

Holly Nelson @ English Girl Canadian Man said...

I love road trips too. One on my bucket list (for when I get my visa) is to drive down to Florida! It is only 12 hours away from us, and I bet the drive from. Ontario to Florida is SPECTACULAR!

Kiki said...

Wow 39 states that is awesome! I have done a lot of road trips and always have a great time. I like having the freedom to stop along the way and see things I might have missed if I flew. Thanks for linking up!

Camila said...

That is amazing! I love road trips too! I love the open roads and I love to be able to stop whenever you want and go visit something on a whim if you want to. I think in North America its almost a must that if you want to travel you need to be okay with driving a lot! 39 states that is amazing wow! I don't think I've ever heard of someone who visited so many! It must be so cool to know your country so well, sometimes I find that's lacking especially in big countries like Canada or the US.

Sammy Dorn said...

39 states is amazing! I love road trips as well. I miss my car so much living in London. Some days I wish I could just jump in a car and DRIVE

Quazar said...

I've lived in NY all my life and still have never been to Niagara Falls. Let me know when you go, maybe I can meet you there.