Hey there road tripper, welcome to Road trippin’ USA!
Roadtrippinusa.com is a travel site, built to spread the love for travel, adventure and road trips across the US and over the border. As the site grows you can expect to find stories from the road, tips, reviews and more.
The Road trippin’ USA way
I love to travel independently and fully support the #WeGoSolo movement; that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate travelling with like-minded people though and I regularly make use of small-group adventure tour companies as this can be a fantastic way to road trip, get off the beaten track and meet new people, whilst sharing amazing experiences. In the last few years I have regularly used Trek America for North American travel.
Travel can take you outside of your comfort zone and a few calculated risks once in a while can lead to positive experiences; don’t take those risks on the road.
Responsible travel is also about minimising your footprint and respecting the environment, wildlife and people you encounter on your travels. Bearing this in mind, I support the values of the Leave No Trace 7 Principles.
Whether you choose to travel near or far, road trippin’ is possible on a range of budgets; so if you want more adventure in your life, make more time for what matters to you. Clare Farrell of Need Another Holiday also supports the idea of travelling often; check out the #Take12Trips challenge and get involved!
If you can’t get away, for whatever reason, read about travel, watch movies and documentaries that inspire travel, and visit places from your armchair with Google Street View.
Luxury or budget?
For me it’s all about the experience; sure, I like a comfortable place to rest my head (probably more than most!), but that doesn’t mean I won’t sacrifice some home comforts for an amazing adventure. Budget travel is not only more sustainable and accessible for most, if you’re willing to give camping a go, you don’t need to worry about a room with a view – sleeping under the stars and the Milky Way costs very little but the experience is priceless.
Choose your own route
Just like a road trip, we each have to choose our own route in life; so long as what you do doesn’t hurt anyone, do what makes you happy. Travelling the world, noticing the small things, making a positive contribution and engaging with the people you meet, can all contribute to a happier and richer life.
We’re all travellers
There is much debate about the differences between a “real” traveller and a tourist. The words you choose to use to describe your travels and adventures are yours. Respect difference and recognise personal preference. Enough said.
I currently work in education; I’m a qualified teacher, learning technologist, trainer and consultant; a hybrid professional. I regularly design and deliver content on the web and speak at events about the things I’m passionate about. Travel, technology and education are my biggest passions. Once upon a time I was a technophobe, clueless about computers and I would have never dreamed of travelling solo either; if I can make a change, so can you! I guess I’ve always been a teacher though – I have three younger brothers 😉
My American Dream
Ever since I was about five years old, I’ve had a fascination with the USA. I used to imagine that by the time I was 18, I would have emigrated from the UK and would be working in law enforcement; mainly because at the time I though the uniforms were more attractive than the ones worn by the British police – I was five! Yeah, I grew up watching way too many American cop shows on TV! My favourite was actually a very well known private detective series, Charlie’s Angels – I used to love watching re-runs of that show. My maternal grandad was a keen photographer, he used to call me his “Number 1 Angel Charlie”; he got it slightly wrong but I appreciated the sentiment and the photo-shoots we used to do together with me acting out my favourite crime fightin’ scenes as Jill Munroe.
My first trip to the United States was when I was 12 years old, a two-week family holiday to Orlando and Miami; finally the seven years of hassling my dad to take me to Disney, paid off!
I didn’t emigrate to the United States and I don’t work in law enforcement, although I have spent some time in the reserved armed forces. My American Dream may have changed but my sense of adventure has never disappeared and I travel as often as I can and I love being on the road!
Find out more
Wanna know more about me? Head on over to my other travel site where I blog as Kooky Traveller.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy my site!
See you on the road?