We speak no Americano

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Despite working for an American company, being sent to America for work and watching lots of American TV shows, I can confidently say that I know next to nothing useful about America! This is probably because American history doesn’t actually appear on the school curriculum until at least A-Level, if at all.

So when we said that we wanted to go on an American roadtrip, Ian and I got all excited! Then realised we had absolutely no idea where to go, what to do and how long it might take.

A few chats later and we’ve come up with a very, very rough plan.

US Road Trip 2


The plan goes something like this:

  • Chicago
  • Toronto (Yes, I know it’s in Canada, but apparently it’s the ‘good’ side of Niagara Falls
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Washington D.C. (the DC is very important it turns out, as Washington is an entire state over the opposite side of the country)
  • Nashville
  • Miami
  • Orlando
  • Memphis
  • New Orleans
  • Houston
  • Dallas
  • Roswell
  • Las Vegas
  • Los Angeles
  • Napa
  • San Francisco

Points to note

  1. I know that’s a list of cities, but we fully intend to stop in random places in between.
  2. We have absolutely no intention of visiting national parks, apart from the Grand Canyon. We’re just not nature lovers.
  3. US is apparently 39 times bigger than the UK, so there’s probably going to be a lot of driving/trains/buses etc.
  4. We’re missing out a whole chunk in the middle/at the top and currently have no compelling reasons to go there.
  5. Memphis will probably be a day trip as it sounds rather depressing.

Suggestions needed!

Aside from the fact that at least 10 people have told us not to bother to go to Miami, we’d love to suggestions of places to go. Whether they be absolute, must sees, must dos, must eats, we want them all to help plan our trip better! Please leave your comments and any handy links below, and we’ll let you know what we end up visiting from September 😉 We’ve also got a question set up on Quora here, so feel free to leave answers there too.

2 thoughts on “We speak no Americano

  1. What an epic trip! New Orleans is one of our favorite cities, so definitely spend some time there. Have a great time and safe travels.

    • Absolutely cannot wait for New Orleans! The jazz, the food…I’m salivating right now.

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