Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Alexa & Judith's Epic Summer Read-along || An Epic Road Trip (x 2)


In Amy & Roger's Epic Detour, the entire plot centers around a road trip riddled with unexpected stops and amazing experiences. In today's post, I'll be sharing two epic road trips in the US that I planned for Judith (and wouldn't mind going on myself). When you're done checking out my posts, don't forget to visit Paperiot to see Judith's road trip!

Originally, the plan was to create one road trip with five different stops. However, the longer I studied a map of the US and plotted out a road trip, the more possible places to visit I picked out! This is why you're getting two trips from me - one on the East Coast and one on the West Coast.

  • Boston - I've never been to Boston, but it seems like a great place to visit. The vibe is relaxed, the scenery pretty and, of course, there are sites to see! Visiting Harvard would top the list, as it would be interesting to be on campus at such a prestigious university. There's also Fenway Park, and perhaps the Freedom Trail experience. 
  • New York - This was an easy choice, as Judith wants to visit New York! There are obviously so many sites to see, from the Empire State Building to Times Square to Central Park to the memorial at the Twin Towers to the Brooklyn Bridge. Plus, there are the Broadway shows, the bookstores, the shops! There's so much to do that it has to be on the trip.
  • Washington DC - I put in this stop because (a) it's got so many historical sites to visit, and (b) I was born here! Really, there are lots of things to do, such as pop into the museums and visit the memorials. Plus, there's a pretty great food scene too! And it can't hurt to go and take a photo at the White House too.
  • Atlanta - I only stayed in Atlanta for 2 days with my sister, but it was fun! It was easy to navigate, and there was plenty to occupy our time including the downtown area and the aquarium. My favorite thing, however, is the World of Coca-Cola, where you learn all about Coke and then get to try all the drinks they produce for countries around the world!
  • Orlando - How could I not include Orlando? It was a family vacation spot for me growing up, and it continues to be a magical place. After all, how can you go wrong with Walt Disney World and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter all in one place? Plus, there are beaches and outlets to visit as well.

  • Austin - I wanted to start the road trip in Texas (because it's a place I've always wanted to go to myself)! Austin seems like a cool little place, and based on photos from friends, there are definitely good food places to hit up. Plus, I've heard their music scene and book events are pretty darn great!
  • Phoenix - This city popped up onto my list because one of my cousins lives there, and she makes life look sweet. The scenic spots she has photos of takes my breath away! Plus, the weather is just the kind of hot I like. (And if you wanted to go to the Grand Canyon, you could always drive up there!)
  • Las Vegas - The first words that pop to mind when I think of Vegas - entertainment! lights! gambling! parties! It just seems like so much fun to go and visit this city, where there are so many things happening all at once. The hotels look beautiful, and the various things you can do there (not just gambling and drinking) are really fun too.
  • San Francisco - I debated between Los Angeles and San Francisco for a California stop (since there just had to be one). SF won me over because I've barely been. There are sites to see (the Golden Gate Bridge), and the weather is breezy and cool for the most part. Plus, there's the food scene to be considered too!
  • Seattle - How could I not include Seattle when there are so many things about it that happen to be appealing? It's cooler in temperature, which is nice when you're being touristy. Plus, there's the Space Needle (!) and Pike Place Market, which I really want to visit. AND, of course, we can't forget the coffee either!

There you have it, the two road trips I came up with for Judith, should she ever be able to road trip in the good ol' US of A. I can't wait to hop on over to her blog and see what sort of road trip she's got in store for me.

Have you ever been to any of my road trip stops or do you live at one of them? Tell me where your ideal road trip stops in the USA would be in the comments below!

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