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.
9 thoughts on “Our USA Bucket List”
You should definitely add a visit to Kennedy Space Center in Merrit island if you are a bit interested in space or a sci-fi freak where you can visit the rocket gardens to catch the sights of Replicas of rockets and the beautiful space mirror memorial which is a shiny granite wall standing 4 storeyed high. Loved your blog and good luck for one of the most alluring journeys of your life.
Thanks Crystal for the tip! 🙂
What a great US bucket list. I went to Alaska this pas summer and it was absolutely incredible — glad to see it make your list!
I was talking to someone just yesterday about Alaska – definitely need to put it higher on the priority list!
I would like to go Disney World. Can you please tell me a little bit about tickets and timings.
Unfortunately I haven’t been yet – check out their website for the info. I can’t wait to go!
Thanks for such a lovely and informative articles shared with us. Really amazing post about traveling. Thanks Again.
Wow, you guys really get around! Glad to hear you’ll be spending some time in my home country. And what a time to arrive! Hahaha.
I hope you make it to Washington DC at some point while you’re there. Despite its current bad reputation due to our new Commander in Chief, it’s a fantastic city to visit. And I’d be happy to give you some tips 🙂
Hey! Yes we do – makes life interesting 🙂 I’ve been to DC once but only for a day so I will definitely ask for some tips! And yes, interesting times… Despite that, we can’t wait to explore the whole country!