In case you didn’t know I am getting married this year………..
This is great because it means I get to plan the ultimate honeymoon!
It actually took myself and my future wife ages to pick a destination. We have a month to go anywhere in the world so to choose was very difficult. Finally we decided it was probably best to go somewhere neither of us have ever been, meaning we can create some new memories and stuff.
Once we had decided on that then the choice became quite easy – an American Road Trip! Don’t forget I love road trips and wrote about Driving all over the world.
We have both always wanted to do so many things in Nevada and California and this seemed like a perfect time to do it and well seeing as I have plenty of time I thought it would be rude not to tag New York onto the trip too. I’ve never been to NYC and people are always shocked when I say this so I’m excited to see how far it can get in my favourite cities list!
So anyway here is the plan for my American Road Trip……
New York – Las Vegas – Death Valley – Yosemite National Park – San Francisco – Pacific Coast Highway – San Diego – Los Angeles
It’s going to be super epic and I cant wait to blog about the trip and take lots of photographs. Obviously with it being my honeymoon I am going to be preoccupied with other things too so wont be tweeting all the time!!
Just a few of the cool things I am planning is surf school in San Diego, a huge Yosemite hike and rafting at the Grand Canyon. You might be surprised to hear that I am not staying in swanky hotel chains either. I’m not the greatest fan of big corporate hotels and like indivdually owned places and even hostels. Yes that’s right I will be staying in hostels on my honeymoon!
There is still a lot more to plan but things are coming together and closer to the time I will be shouting out to the travel community for lots of tips of things to see and do.
I’ve gained one tip myself from my planning so far. If you’re looking for a car rental for a big American Road Trip then it’s always worth checking the one way charges. Quite a few times I thought I’d found bargain car hire but there was going to be an extra fee to pick up in one state and drop off in another. I found a few firms who don’t charge from Nevada to California but of course things change all the time.
Interested in reading more about American Road Trips? Then there are loads of cool articles on the Guardian website and I’ve read quite a few!! – http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/usa+road-trips
So stay tuned throughout 2013 for more details about my American Road Trip honeymoon