After another year of adventure, I realized how many new places I explored not far from home. If you are looking for some travel destinations without the long-haul flight, check out some of my favorite spots right here in the US!
1. Get Artsy in Marfa
While it’s a bit of a trek through the West Texas desert, this quirky, charming town won’t leave you disappointed. In fact, the seclusion is part of what makes it so amazing. Marfa is somewhat of an art mecca and the Prada Marfa art installation is too cool not to miss!
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2. Party in New Orleans
New Orleans is one of my favorite places to visit… and they sure know how to have a good time! From the music, to the food to the nightlife, New Orleans is never boring. I’ll be visiting again next month so stay tuned for Mardi Gras photos!
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3. Relax in Laguna Beach
Just an hour’s drive from busy Los Angeles, this beachside town is the ultimate getaway. With crystal blue waters and rocky beach coves, be prepared for some fun in the sun.
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4. Get Outdoors in Idaho
After my first visit to Idaho this year, I’m already dying to get back! With so much natural beauty, you’ll want to enjoy the outdoors – hiking, swimming, and relaxing.
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5. Go on a Culinary Adventure in NYC
New York is one of the best places to eat in the world! There is almost every cuisine imaginable and the restaurant scene is top notch. Plus, the rest of the city isn’t too bad either!
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6. Take in the Charm of Charleston
Charleston is certainly one of the most charming cities in the US. With its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages and historic antebellum houses, you’ll find your self wondering what time period you’re in. The shopping and the booming culinary scene don’t hurt either.
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7. Sail to Catalina Island
Just an hour ferry ride off the coast of California, this little island town will have you feeling like you’re no longer in the US! With stunning views, a beautiful marina and picturesque town, you’re sure to love Catalina Island.
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8. Visit Beaver Creek in the Summer
A popular winter destination, this mountain town is more than just snow! Beaver Creek in the summer is just a beautiful with green hills and crisp mountain air, its the perfect place to enjoy mountain life without the cold weather.