7 Considerations for Your United States Bucket ListFebruary 21st, 2011 by The JetSetter Team | Comments Off on 7 Considerations for Your United States Bucket List
It’s a sweet joy and terrible agony to try to put together a bucket list of any sorts. One of the deals with life is that there usually are way too many choices and not enough time. That’s how the concept of a bucket list got started in the first place. In case you’re unfamiliar with the idea, a bucket list contains a listing of things you want to do before you die. For today’s purpose, in no particular order, we’re making suggestions about ten locations in the United States you should see before you take an eternal job pushing up daisies.
The Florida Keys – This 110 mile island chain connected by a single highway (U.S. 1) is an
incredible drive across palm tree-laden tiny parcels of coral land, beginning with Key Largo and ending in Key West.
New Orleans – This mish mash of culture, food, and music is not to be missed. The city has made an amazing comeback from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina – even won a Super Bowl – and the time has never been better to spend a few days in the Big Easy.
Colorado – There are mountains and then there are MOUNTAINS. Geologically speaking, the Rockies are young bucks. Take a ride up Pike’s Peak on the cog railway out of Colorado Springs or drive the continental divide through historic mining towns.
Hawaii – There’s not a whole lot that needs to be said about reasons to visit Hawaii. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, this tropical paradise requires no introduction. Just go, and do it quickly.
Alaska – This second of the last two states admitted to the union is thousands of miles from Hawaii literally and figuratively. Glaciers, gold rushes, miniscule population, and sprawling, rugged natural vistas have helped Alaska stake claim to visual overload.
San Antonio – Some of this Texas city is nothing but urban sprawl. Other parts, like the Alamo and river walk, make it all worthwhile. History and mouth-watering Mexican food go hand-in-hand in this great city.
Savannah – This Georgia city knows exactly what it means to be from the South. Charm, manners, and an extra serving of mashed potatoes and gravy will get you right in the mood to enjoy the past, present, and future of a great way of life.
These are some of our favorites. Drop a comment and let us know what we missed…
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