Can I let you in on a secret?
I’m excited. So excited.
It’s all I’ve been talking about since the original plans changed last Tuesday.
So what’s the plan?
A month in the US of A, baby! And it’s going to be awesome.
Flying in and out of San Francisco, where I will be for Christmas with friends.
New Orleans for New Years Eve.
And a month of selfishness, solely devoted to cheesy tourist activities, and exercising self-restraint with all the “must-try” fast food.
I’ve never been to the States before, but I’m looking forward to seeing things for myself – and proving some of those stereotypes wrong (hopefully).
There’s a lot packed into only 31 days. The longest I’m in any one place is 9 nights in New York city, followed by 7 nights in San Francisco (split between the start and end of the trip). Everywhere else is only a couple of nights – and Portland’s literally only 24 hours!
Since I don’t drive, and I wanted to do more than simply travel for full days (New Zealand’s very small folks, we’re not conditioned for that kind of torture!), I’m travelling mostly by place – with a couple of trains thrown in for good measure.
And my accommodation – a combination of hostels and cheap city hotel deals – is awesome. I’m staying more or less on Times Square in New York. Stoked!
So team, what would you do in the cities I’m visiting? Any tips, hints or suggestions? What do you think I need to know about travelling in the States, especially as I’m doing it alone?
Or – more excitingly – what travel plans (real or imaginary) do you have?