My United States To-Visit List

I’ve been all over the United States. When I was young, we took roadtrips acorss the entire Western half of the United States. One year, a drive from Washington to Nebraska, with stops in Yellowstone and the Black Hills. One year to Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and New Mexico — with the Golden Arches being the big attraction. Christmas in the Florida Keyes about 7 years ago. Vegas for New Years. New York & Boston multiple times. San Francisco and Southern California more times than I can count. At Zillow, I traveled throughout the country during the height of the REBar Camp movement. A road trip to Texas in 2010. Portland numerous times.

You get the picture.

But it’s a big freaking country, and I haven’t been everywhere yet.

Where is the one spot I desperately need to get to?

That’s simple.

New Orleans — for Mardi Gras and/or JazzFest.


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What other locations & events are on my short list?

  1. Coachella — I’ve heard so many amazing things about it from many of my friends who have attended.
  2. SantaCon in NYC — running around the streets of NYC with thousands of fellow Santas? How can that NOT be fun?
  3. Maine – I’ve heard the country side in Maine is beyond gorgeous.
  4. The South – aside from Miami & the Florida Keyes, I’ve never set foot anywhere in the South. Mississippi, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina etc. That needs to change.
  5. The Appalachians in North Carolina – I’ve heard they are gorgeous and well worth seeing.
  6. Alaska – need I even explain?

Of course, I knocked Burning Man off the list this year (& it was awesome) — that one had been at the top for several years.

What are you must visit places in your home country?

Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for from September of 2005 to January of 2010 on the marketing team managing Zillow’s API program and various online partnerships. Founder of Geek Estate Blog, a multi-author blog focused on real estate technology for real estate professionals, and, a blog devoted to exploring the world of microfinance. As passionate as you get about travel.

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