So our next expat adventure is underway… we’ve just moved to Dallas, Texas! We’re in the midst of house-hunting and setting up bank accounts (and discovering what a credit score is…) and finding out everything this city has to offer.
Of course I’ve got a plan of things to see and do in the U.S. while we’re living here! Here are just a few of the things I have on our USA bucket list.
The USA is renowned for its iconic road trips. Top of my USA bucket list is hitting the road on one of the USA’s famous highways. Route 66, the stunning Pacific Coast Highway, the Blue Ridge Parkway… the list goes on.
2016 was the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service and we are looking forward to exploring some of these parks in its 101st year. Top of the list are Yosemite, Sequoia National Park, Grand Teton, Zion NP, Big Bend, Glacier National Park and Yellowstone.
Anyone with kids wanna come visit us in the US? Actually, we don’t even need any kids to find an excuse to go to Disney World! It looks like so much fun.
The big cities
We’ve spent a bit of time in New York already, but we also want to get to Boston, Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles… okay, all the cities! There are so many vacation spots in the U.S. it’s hard to decide where to begin! Another wish is to brave the cold and have a White Christmas in New York one year.
Texas State Fair
Ever since we knew we were headed to Dallas I’ve been following some Instagrammers from the Big D and was drooling over all the fried goodness on offer at the annual Texas State Fair.
I keep seeing photos of this incredibly beautiful state, and am looking forward to getting closer to nature and hopefully spotting some bears. I reckon we could fit in a few romantic getaways in Alaska!
Kentucky is home to the famous Bourbon Trail and you can get a “passport” stamped after visiting all the distilleries. The south has a unique culture, and I think this would be a fun way to explore this part of the country.