I like to keep you guys updated with my travel plans as much as possible. I usually post about places weeks or months after I’ve visited, so it’s not often that you’re getting real-time stories here on the blog. Social media is the best way to see where I am at any given time.
I’ve been back in the good ole’ USA for almost 3 months now. I left New Zealand on January 23rd, and I’ve sort of been hiding out at home in St. Louis ever since. Why? Well, I’ll get to that story when it has a conclusion.
I’m really excited to finally get back on the road, though. I absolutely love road trips, and there’s no better place to roadtrip than the U.S. It’s my favorite way to travel in general, and definitely my favorite way to see the United States.
Starting this weekend (April 22) I’m going on a roadtrip around part of the Southern USA. While I’d love to do a full-on Southern tour, I’m trying to keep it pretty short. I’m spending a week (+ a few days) on the road, most of it with a good friend who I haven’t seen in a year and a half!
The very loose itinerary is taking me through Kentucky, Tennessee, and little bits of North Carolina and Georgia. I wish I could see a little more, but this is a good start. I’ll be going to Knoxville, Asheville, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. I’ll also be hitting up a few other areas focused on the great outdoors in Northern Georgia, and then rounding back up to Chattanooga and Nashville before heading back to St. Louis.
I really wanted to take this route because most of my road trips and adventures around the U.S. have taken me out west. I haven’t seen much of the eastern part of the country at all, even though it’s much closer to my hometown than any part of the western U.S.
There are a few reasons that I’m telling you this:
1.) As I said above, I like to keep you up-to-date with my travels, even if you won’t see blog posts from this trip right away.
2.) I won’t be posting at all on the blog during my road trip. I would rather spend my time enjoying the trip and have some down time.
4.) I would love any recommendations you guys have for the places listed above, especially Nashville since I’m ending my trip there, and may stay for a few days.
5.) Last but not least, I have a favor to ask you guys. I created a quick survey about email newsletters from bloggers, and I would love it if you could answer some questions for me. I’ve been wanting to start a newsletter of some sort for a long time, but I can’t quite decide how I want to use this platform. Hopefully your answers will tell me what it is you guys want when you subscribe to a blogger via email.
Please take the survey here. It won’t take more than a few minutes & it is anonymous.
I will be creating plenty of blog posts from this trip, but those won’t be published until after I return.
Thank you for following along and for taking my email newsletter survey.
See you guys on the road!