I am so excited about my upcoming travels this summer! 🙂 I’ve actually already been home to North Carolina twice this summer, and I just went on a short trip to Newport, RI for a tennis tournament at the International Tennis Hall of Fame (pictures will be up soon!). And at the end of August, I will actually be going to 6 states within 12 days with a variety of travel partners. With all the jumping around from state to state, I kinda feel like I’m playing a real life game of “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?” 😉 One of the many perks of being a freelancer now is being able to work from anywhere in the world without having to worry about using vacation days, and I’m definitely looking forward to taking advantage of that!
The Deep South
I have been to 39 states so far, and my goal is to go to all 50 before I turn 30. I was planning on visiting my family in Florida and actually found cheap tickets to New Orleans, so I decided to take a little detour on my way to Florida since Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama are still on my list. I’m all about cheap plane tickets, so I take advantage of them whenever I can. My trip to Italy only happened because I happened to see round trip tickets for only $350!
My mom will be joining me for the first leg of my trip, so we’ll have a short girl’s trip. While we’re in the Deep South, we’ll be staying in New Orleans and driving around Mississippi and Alabama, so I would love suggestions on places to visit if you have any! And restaurant recommendations are always welcome.
Fort Myers, Florida
My family recently moved to Florida, so I’ll be visiting them for the second time since they moved. The beaches at Fort Myers are absolutely beautiful (I posted TONS of photos of the gorgeous water from my last trip), so I’m looking forward to relaxing by the ocean for a few days. I’ll also be going to a Coldplay concert while I’m there, and I’ve been dying to see them for years so I’m pretty stoked!
One of my friends is having a bachelorette weekend in Charleston, SC, so I’ll be going home to North Carolina for a bit before heading down the Charleston with my college friends. I’ve been to Charleston twice before and I absolutely love it there! The historic houses are gorgeous, and it’s such a nice place to visit.
Stay tuned for lots of photos from my upcoming travels! And send me any recommendations you have! Do you have any big trips coming up? Comment below! 🙂
In other news, I’m so excited to announce that I was featured in an exclusive Q&A with Have Clothes, Will Travel about the future of my blog, upcoming travels, my transition into freelancer life, and more! 🙂 You can read it here.
We’re the same when it comes to cheap flights – that’s why we’re off to the Philippines soon as we found €300 round trip tickets! Looks like fun times ahead for you – We love southern food and country music, so where you’re going are definitely places of interest for us!
Wow, that’s an awesome deal! When are you going on your trip?
One of my traveling goals is to head over to the USA and do a huge road trip through all 50 states. This post is getting bookmarked for future reference 😀
Road trips through the US are a lot of fun! I did a ton of them with my family when I was a kid.
So jealous of your summer! That sounds and looks so fun!
Thanks! I’m excited!
That sounds so exciting! Happy almost birthday!! We haven’t traveled much in the United States, but we’d love to do more. Our favorite so far was Alaska. Can’t wait to follow along on your adventure!
Alaska is still on my list! It looks so beautiful!
I wish you all the best in meeting your goal of 50 states by 30. Your pictures don’t look like the US at all. They look like a remote island, my favorite fairy tale place to be 🙂
Thank you! I love finding beautiful spots in the US! 🙂
Can’t wait for these posts, have an amazing time!!
Thank you! 🙂
I love Newport! I’ve been several times and I can’t wait to go back. Excited to see pictures of your upcoming trip. Oh, and I also travel with a fjallraven! I haven’t seen too many people (in the US that is) that have one so I was super excited to see yours 🙂
I love my Fjallraven! 🙂 It’s so handy and can store so much stuff!
LOVE NOLA! Lots of recommendations here: https://positivepublicityblog.com/2017/05/02/broke-girls-go-out/
So jealous of Charleston- it has been on my list forever!
Thanks for the recommendations!! 🙂 Charleston is amazing, you should definitely visit!
I’m feeling inspired. Maybe I need to set the same goal…but before I turn 50. I’m slightly older than you and much less travelled.
I’m glad this inspired you! I would definitely encourage you travel when you get the chance!