A majority of the traveling adventures I’ve taken have been road trips. We’re not ones for visiting the same vacation spot every year or for staying in one spot. Like vacationing nomads? Gypsies? Eh, take your pick. After months of planning, read blogs and reviews, and seeking advice from friends, we pack up the car and go on our way!
Here is a list of road trips we’ve taken and the 34 states we’ve been to:
New Jersey – Born and raised in Jersey, so I’d say I’ve been here
New York – Being not far from the state border, I’ve visited numerous times. I’ll just put this one here on the list…
Massachusetts (2001) – Salem in October
Florida (2003) – Wrapped up our senior year of high school in Orlando
Maine (2009) – Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor
Alaska, Washington (2011) – A pit stop in Seattle before boarding a cruise ship to the largest state
Connecticut, Rhode Island (2012) – A relaxing trip for spring break
Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee (2012) – What better place to visit in the summer than the South…
Washington, D.C. (2013) – What better time to visit our state’s capital than winter!
Vermont, New Hampshire (2013) – I remember breweries and Ben & Jerry’s
Colorado, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming (2013) – Touring through the beautiful landscape of these states
West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Delaware (2014) – Taking this one on a whim, we hit up a few states
Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana (2015) – Our first trip with 5 adults and 3 kids…yea…
Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Delaware, Maryland (2016) – Putting miles on a 15 passenger van
California and Arizona (2017) – Started in San Diego, rode out to Saguaro and, of course, Disneyland
Pennsylvania (2017) – Kept our annual family trip small this year to prepare for next year’s adventure
16 States Still Not Conquered
Mississippi, Louisana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii
(Our trip for 2018 is planned to Utah, Idaho, and Montana and we are pumped.)
Cruise to Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and British Virgin Islands (2008) – Our honeymoon cruise…awwww
Canada (2011 and 2013) – Part of our Alaskan cruise and road trip to VT/NH
It wasn’t until my husband and I were a few states in until we committed to our 50 state challenge. “50 Staters” have different qualifications for what “counts” as a state: have to sleep overnight, eat a meal, do a specific activity, drive through (This doesn’t count. Ever. Cheaters.). For us, we have to be together and “do something”. What is “something”? Well, you’ll just have to wait and see. In future posts, I’ll be giving the rundown of the stops we made along the way and where our traveling avenues have taken us. Stay tuned folks!
What has been your favorite place to travel to? Any recommendations for the places we still need to get to? Leave it in the comments below!