Travel

A Dream Road Trip

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As I posted earlier I am moving back to Massachusetts in just about two weeks(!). One of the best parts of the move is that I will be driving cross country with my parents for two weeks, covering a total of about 5,000 miles. I always knew that when I moved back I would want to make it a longer trip instead of flying (which I’ve done countless times). I wanted to actually experience the states that I always fly over. I have never seen anything in the middle of this country, except in pictures, and I could not be more excited. This country has so much beauty and I couldn’t justify making any more trips before I saw what the United States has to offer.

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Here is the itinerary for our jam-packed two week road trip…

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Yosemite National Park

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San Francisco, CA

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Lake Tahoe, CA

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Medford, OR and Crater Lake National Park

Portland, Oregon Waterfront

Portland, OR

Seattle's iconic downtown market in the evening

Seattle, WA

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Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park and Grand Teton National Park (with 3 nights in Montana)

Wally looks good in the heart of the Badlands.

Rapid City, SD (with stops at Mount Rushmore, Crazy Horse Monument, and Badlands National Park)

Rochester, MN (just an overnight here but home of the Mayo Clinic)

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Chicago, IL

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Toronto, ON

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Niagara Falls with the last night in small-town upstate NY

 

I could not be more excited and will be taking the two weeks off to fully enjoy the trip but will be posting about each stop throughout the rest of the year. πŸ™‚

 

(first four photos by me; Lake Tahoe photo via The Atlantic; Crater Lake photo via National Geographic; Portland photo via homes.com; Seattle photo via Travel + Leisure; Yellowstone photos via Lonely Planet and Kayak; Badlands photo via Huffington Post; Chicago photo via apartments.com; Toronto photo via californiatour.com; Niagara Falls photo via YouTube)

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