Growing up in California lends itself to driving. In one day you can go from snowboarding in Tahoe to catching the sunset over the Golden Gate bridge. Road-tripping from one end of the state to the other isn’t uncommon and this weekend I headed up to Bass Lake for a wedding. After three hours of driving I realized that while I wrote about road trip essentials before I left on my cross country trip last winter, I never put together a collection of all the cool places I explored.
So, without further ado:
I started in the Burgh. Pittsburgh is such an amazing little city with its East Coast grit and Mid-Western values. When I think of my time there my heart still stirs a little. I met so many solid people and life-long friends… It just is a little too cold for me!
After the burgh, I went cafe hopping in New York and traversed the city for a couple of weeks. Eventually, I found my way to Carrboro North Carolina. Carrboro is a small, eclectic town that reminds me of home.
In the end, everything started to settle as I landed back in a familiar part of California I never expected to be living in. I learned so much exploring my own country and highly recommend homeland travel. Most Americans are just a quick jaunt away from diverse cities and unexplored countrysides.