Monday, 15 April 2019

A Few From Our USA Bucket List

A Few From Our USA Bucket List ItsHollieAnn.com
My fiancee and I have always kept a list of places we want to visit. Whether it's countries or cities, restaurants or national parks - If there's somewhere we want to go, we'll jot it down or save it on Pinterest and look back at it when pondering where to go next. Of course, we'd love to see the world in it's entirety however, for now we'll keep adding to our list and crossing off as we go.


Our travel bucket list spans the globe but I thought I'd share a few from our USA bucket list first of all. This list is in no way complete but it's a snippet of the places we're dying to visit. I'd love to know if you've been to any of these places or where in the US you'd like to go.

ARIZONA

Hackberry Store I never thought I'd visit the US until later on in life but after first seeing a photo of this store four years ago, I knew I wanted to do it sooner. Having never hired a car on our visits to Las Vegas means we haven't driven out to it yet but I'm hoping some day we'll find the time to. Also, the fact it was the inspiration for the store in Cars is just the cherry on top of this awesome place. 

Monument Valley Something about Monument Valley calms me. I don't know if it's the interesting landscape, the vast open roads or just desert in general but something has always drawn me to it and I can't wait to visit one day.

CALIFORNIA

Joshua Tree National Park Something about renting an air-stream out in the desert appeals to me massively. Couple that with miles of Joshua Trees, cacti and huge rock formations and you've got yourself a deal.

Palm Springs I can't believe we've not visited Palm Springs yet after lusting after it for years. The combination of green palm trees and mountains is something I've always been in awe of and those mid-century vibes? The cherry on top of a dreamy vacation!

San Francisco The Painted Ladies, Cable Cars and Alcatraz are just three reasons I can't wait to visit this amazing city. The Golden Gate, great food and LGBT culture are three more. The list could go on and as I mentioned in my honeymoon destinations post, we're finally heading there this summer.  

Yosemite National Park Mountains, trees, landscapes. Incredible. 

COLORADO


Aspen The idea of drinking a warm cider by the fire at a cozy ski lodge in Aspen could literally send me to sleep. It looks like an absolute dream and is definitely on my wishlist.

LOUISIANA

New Orleans Who doesn't want to stroll down Bourbon Street, listening to Jazz music, chowing down on great food? I've seen and heard a lot about this city and that coupled with every balcony in the French Quarter looking like a dream, makes it an incredible place to visit one day.

NEVADA

Burning Man Festival The more I see of Burning Man, the more I'd love to go. Such a cool concept and to be out in the desert with like minded people at an event you don't see anywhere else is way, way up on our bucket list. Realistically, I probably couldn't hack it but it's wishful thinking.

Valley Of Fire Nevada's state parks are all absolutely breathtaking but there's something about the orange sand contrasting with the blue sky in Valley Of Fire that looks stunning. 

NEW YORK

Brooklyn As much as we'd love to visit all of the NYC boroughs, Brooklyn is way more up our street. Cobbled streets and industrial buildings filled with cool bars and eateries are so our style, plus, I've wanted to take THAT photo of the Manhattan bridge from Washington Street. 

MICHIGAN

Lake Michigan I don't know if it's me or if I've been watching too many spring break movies but since I was in my early teens, I've wanted to get a beach house on Lake Michigan and spend my summer there without a care in the world. 

OREGON

Portland For us, Portland seems like the Manchester of the US. A city we feel like we could completely submerse ourselves in and spend time roaming the streets and parks, stopping off for incredible coffees at every chance we get. 

SOUTH CAROLINA

Beaufort I wish I'd have known about Beaufort when I visited SC because it truly looks like the dreamiest place.  All that Southern charm, antebellum mansions and right by the water? How could we not want to visit. 

Charleston Though I spent two months in Charleston, I'd go back in a heartbeat. There were so many things I didn't get to do and so much that I'd like my fiancee to see. It's such a charming city and is full of history, great food and some of the nicest people I've ever met. 

TENNESSEE 

Nashville Visiting Nashville is a dream as old as time and I can't believe I haven't gotten there yet. Such a charming city filled to the brim with talent, history and hot chicken. 
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Let me know if any of these places are on your USA bucket list or if you've ever visited any of them before!

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