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?

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Drew Meyers

Drew Meyers is the co-founder of Horizon & Oh Hey World. He worked for Zillow 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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