Rylan wrote:I think this summer I will try to go across the USA. I am feeling 2 summers from now going to Europe or Australia.
Excellent choice. I've always believed in seeing the USA first. Put your money into the pockets of your American brethren. Along those lines my very favorite part of the country starts in the Rocky Mountains and goes all the way to the Pacific Ocean states. The very best and most beautiful National Parks are in the American West. Grand Teton Nat'l Park (most spectacular mountain range in the USA), Yellowstone NP, Glacier NP, Crater Lake NP (bluest water of any lake you will ever see), Yosemite NP (although I've never been there), Mt Rainier NP, Redwood NP, Grand Canyon NP, Rocky Mountain NP, and one I really like, Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park. But you probably can't cover all of those in one summer, it's more like a lifetime journey. And that is just the start. There are lots of other places out west I haven't mentioned. And I know I said see America first, but you also would want to travel into Western Canada and take in the Canadian Rockies, including Banff NP, Jasper NP, Yoho NP, Revelstoke NP, Waterton Lake National Peace Park (those are in Alberta & British Columbia). You can search any one of these places on the web and get an idea of what I am referring to.
And of course, there is Alaska via a cruise or cruise tour (cruise + land tour...my choice for a 1st trip to AK). But that cost lots so maybe unless you have won the lottery, or make a bundle in your job, it takes the will to save up for that trip. That being said I've spent a lot of money in my lifetime (I'm 68 now) going on vacations, but I have never regretted one penny I ever spent on travelling. If you have the "want" to travel you will never regret it either. BEPF