Oh hi Huns! How is everybody today!? Today I am starting an A-Z series here on the blog all about my favourite topic travel. Including the places I have visited, the places I want to visit, and everything in between. So of course being that it’s the first letter of the alphabet, we are starting with the letter A. A IS FOR AMERICA!
I just love America, and I am so hoping that in my life I get to visit the States as much as possible because honestly, the US is where I long to be.
Have you ever visited somewhere that feels like home? From the moment you arrive, to the moment you leave and of course the whole duration in between, your heart feels like it’s where it’s supposed to be? That’s what America feels like for me. I will always remember when I went on holiday to LA, as soon as I was in the car travelling from the airport down the vast roads to get to our hotel, my heart felt alive, it had arrived home. That is why I love America. I feel so drawn to the country and I want to explore every single part of it. I want to visit each different State, all so unique and exciting. I want to feel alive, and being in America makes me feel just that way.
Thankfully I have been blessed enough to visit the US a few times in my life already. My first trip was to New York back when I was 10. I visited with my parents and sister and you can read more about that trip here. On this trip we were blessed enough to see the show ‘Good Vibrations’ on Broadway, a musical which introduced me to the music of The Beach Boys. The two musical numbers I remember most from the show are ‘Fun, Fun, Fun’ and ‘Wouldn’t It Be Nice’. Now, I’m a huge fan of The Beach Boys music and I do believe that is because of my experience seeing this musical. I probably wouldn’t have even known about the band otherwise! Along with getting to see a show on Broadway, my family and I also ventured to Central Park where we took a horse and carriage ride and my Mum and I also went ice skating there. We went up the Empire State Building and visited China Town! We are so blessed! I feel so incredibly thankful, because along with the beautiful memories I made in New York with my family when I was 10, I get to make even more in the Big Apple this year as I am visiting with my best friend. I am so excited. I have wanted to revisit for yeaaaars and now it’s happening! It’s going to be a wonderful trip which I am really looking forward to, and I am grateful to have the opportunity to make some NYC memories with my bestie. Kate has given me some amazing travel tips and recommendations of what to do, where to eat etc etc, so my bucket list is brimming. Bring on all the adventures, and thank you Kate for all of the info!
Here are some photos from my previous trip to New York:
After New York my next US adventure was to Los Angeles, including a big ol’ road trip. I was lucky enough to visit with my Mum, Dad and brother, and this trip you can read more about here. I was around 14 when I took this vacation and we were there for two weeks, our base was a hotel in Anaheim, Los Angeles, but we road tripped to Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Arizona and briefly into Mexico. Road tripping is definitely a great way to see America (or anywhere for that matter) and I would definitely love to do it again. Out of the places I visited on that holiday, I really couldn’t pick a favourite. They were each so different, and I loved them all. Vegas is also where I had my very first Law of Attraction experience (though I didn’t know it was LOA at the time) but I think that’s a story for another day! I’ll always remember it though!
Cali, Vegas and Arizona pictures:
After my epic road trip adventure I didn’t venture back to the States for around another 7 years. 7 years too long if you ask me! This was my first trip to the US with my best friend Emily, and we visited FLORIDA of course for Disney World and Universal. This was an exciting trip where I had so many new experiences. I swam with dolphins, visited Harry Potter World (so amazing I could cry) and had such a magical time with my bestie. We stayed at the Portofino Bay hotel for the first part of our trip, which is the most luxurious hotel I have ever stayed in, and this was where I had my first experience ordering room service. I had such a giggle with Emily in Florida, I am so so looking forward to our NYC trip!!!!!
And that wraps up my amazing American adventures so far. New York is my next trip that I have planned to the US, but oh how I am hoping for so many more. I would love to visit with my family next year or the year after, and the dream is to one day spend a whole year out there exploring Route 66. I just want to spend a lengthy and fulfilling time out in the US, seeing everything it has to offer! All of the States are on my Bucket List so here’s to ticking them off, one by one!
Have you ever been to America? The majority of my blogging friends are American so I know most of you reading have, and even those of you who aren’t from America I know a lot of you have been there! So I’d love to know what your favourite State is and why and where you’d most recommend I visit in the US, and if you haven’t visited the US yet which State would you most like to visit!? Be sure to let me know in the comments below!
Thank you all very much for reading,
lots of love and light to you