Monday, March 23, 2015

States Traveled

For the most part, (Tennessee being the anomaly) I've stayed on the west coast of the US. I'm not much of a traveler so this makes sense. If this was the east coast I would have visited like a dozen states (or more? the states are really tiny over there).

Create Your Own Visited States Map

States I have visited:
California (I really feel this should count for at least five states since I've been from the tippy top to the tippy bottom)
States I would like to visit:
New York

I have my reasons for wanting to visit each of those states such as getting lobster in Maine. That's a thing, right? And of course Florida is on the list ONLY BECAUSE of Disney World. Like I want to be in hot, humid weather.

How about you guys, what states have you checked off your list?


  1. Yes, lobster in Maine is most definitely a thing (and it's on my bucket list, too). I have a goal to visit all 50 states, but I'm not even close yet. I'm not sure if I should count some of mine, though (does driving through a state count?)

    New York is a-maz-ing and I have a love affair with New Jersey (don't knock it till you try it - and I'm not talking about that bunch of Jersey Shore douch-bags). You should definitely plan a trip to Texas, but because it's so huge, you should plan a TRIP to Texas. Don't worry about Dallas, it's a waste of space, but Houston, Austin, and San Antonio are all only a few hours apart by car.

    1. Good to know! I have NEVER been to the East Coast so all my info is from the TV. Lame but that's all I have :) So maybe once I do venture out there I'll be like, hey I need to see MORE. Who knows :) And Texas is so HUGE I'm thinking it's like California, no way can you see everything in one to two days, you spend most of that time in the car!

  2. I like what you did there with the California imposed on the East Coast thing for size perspective. I get a lot of my state information from TV. I do have this vision of New Jersey in my mind from reading the Janet Evanovich mysteries: One For the Money, Two for the Dough, etc. I definitely want to visit California someday - multiple trips, actually. I have family near San Diego who want us to visit and stay with them and do all the Southern California tourist things: Universal Studios, Disneyland (world? I always get them confused) - beaches, etc. Is there something specific about Michigan you're interested in? If you and your husband ever came to the Cherry Festival, you'd probably have a blast. Then again, it's so beautiful in the autumn - not quite as much to do...but still so beautiful. I want to go on a color tour of New England sometime in October. I think it'd be cool to visit Salem then, too.

    1. If you have family in San Diego you should gooooo! Though maybe not in the summer, it gets so HOT. Staying with people makes a trip so much more doable. It's DisneyLAND because it was the first one so it's the smaller one :) They have since added the California park, which you need to buy a separate ticket for, but they have a "park hopper" ticket so you can walk between both parks. I found that a bit confusing.

      California definitely can't be done in one trip, it's just too much! And norcal vs socal have very different things to offer. I would say San Diego/ LA in one trip, Bay Area in another. The rest of the state is just orchards, farmland and vineyards. And cows. I mean, unless that's your thing, then by all means ;)

      My husband's travel list prolly looks very different from my travel list (aside from the DisneyWorld, that is only on my list because I know for sure he wants to go there). He is not an outdoorsey type person (hoping with him losing weight this will change a bit!) so outdoor festivals are not really his jam. Though he did mention wanting to go to the Garlic Festival in Gilroy this year so that's promising!

      Cherry Feistival sounds awesome! I love food themed events ;)