Your Most Exciting Trip Ever
One thing you may not know about me, I love to travel. Even if it's a short trip to a destination nearby, it's an adventure for me.
I've been fortunate to have travelled to many places in the USA, along with a few trips to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and The United Kingdom. To the experienced traveller, that probably is just a drop in the bucket compared to where they have gone.
That's fine, because I know a lot of people who never venture far from their home. And there's nothing wrong with that, but I've found seeing the country and beyond and immersing yourself in other cultures is refreshing. If I had to come up with just five of my favorite trips, and it's hard to decide, this is what I would pick out in no particular order.
One of my 'about to be former radio personality' friends was about to change careers to become a teacher in Las Vegas. He jokingly mentioned to be to help move him out to Vegas. I said yes, seriously. And so it went. I got the opportunity to drive almost cross-country, and it was an amazing experience.
Not once, not twice, but three times, I was fortunate enough to visit the United Kingdom. All three trips were an amazing adventure that I will never forget. We drove everywhere and stayed at bed and breakfast homes each trip. I will admit, it took time getting used to be seated on the right side of the car, shifting with my left hand and driving on the left side of the road. And roundabouts were everywhere. Not a fan.
I've been to the Grand Canyon three times. Twice at the South Rim and once in the North Rim. Before my first trip, people would tell me any pictures I've ever seen, don't give the canyon any justice. They were right. This is one place that has to been seen in person to truly experience it's majesty.
It's been a long time, but several times in my life, I've camped in the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia. Driving the Skyline Drive brings you back to nature, and the lookout points are breathtaking. We also did a lot of hiking. Most hikes were pretty easy, although if you are a good, healthy hiker, there are some challenging areas to hike.
On my first trip to Disney, I did not know what to expect. I thought it was just a huge carnival type amusement park. I had no idea what the rides were like until I stepped into the Pirates of the Caribbean adventure. My first words were "Is all of Disney like this?" The answer was "Yes." I was hooked...by a pirate.
That's a few of my 'never forget' adventures. What was your most memorable out of town trip?