Way back in January, I wrote a post about travelling. I admitted that I’m not very well-travelled and have actually never ventured outside of Europe. I also wrote about an upcoming American roadtrip – my first big holiday, ever.
Time has sped away from me since then and the big American roadtrip is now NEXT WEEK! We leave on Thursday and will be visiting Chicago, New York and Maine with a very brief stop in Boston. To say I’m excited would be the understatement of the year. I am literally bouncing off the walls with glee!
In Chicago we have a tour guide in the shape of my lovely sister-in-law-to-be Jen, who’ll be taking us up the Hancock Tower, to see the Bean, to watch a gospel choir (I think breakfast is involved there somewhere too – amazing!), to eat good Mexican and to watch a live Blues Band.
I’ve been dreaming of visiting New York since I first saw an episode of Friends aged 13, so I have a long list of things I want to see and do. Visits to the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty are musts, I’ve got to get inside Bloomingdales, want to explore the vintage shops of Brooklyn and eat a cupcake from The Magnolia Bakery.
In Maine we’re staying with family who I know will show us an amazing time – I’m thinking trips out on the water, fresh lobster and maybe even a visit to Cabot Cove? (Okay, I know it doesn’t exist, but that would be so cool).
So this is where you come in – do you have any recommendations to share? Lovely bloggers Clare and Lily have already sent me long lists of their favourite places (thank you ladies!) but I’d love to hear from you too. If you’ve discovered the BEST restaurant, found a fantastic vintage shop, had an amazing time at a particular attraction or wandered off the beaten track to great success, let me know. I want to do as much as I can while out there so all ideas – no matter how unusual – are welcomed!
I can’t wait to read your stories – thanks for sharing!
PS – FYI potential burglars – we have a house sitter while we’re away! 😉