New to this site and just wanted to say hello to those who have been on this site for a while.
I have been sick for the past year, recovering over the past 2 months. As I have been recovering, the wife and I have been talking about traveling. I found this site as I was looking for somewhere to track my previous trips for work and personal travel. I have never been outside of the US, except to Canada, which doesn't seem like a foreign country when you grow up around Detroit :-)
Anyhow, we plan to travel to all 50 states as part of our bucket list (I've been to 27 states so far) but I also want to travel to Mexico and many places throughout Europe, while the wife wants to go to Australia.
I look forward to chatting about others who have traveled to our future destinations so we can be safe and have an awesome time.
Michigan is a great place to explore. I lived and worked near Detroit (Southfield) for several years and have fond memories. These include visits to the Franklin Cider Mill for freshly pressed cider and hot doughnuts. Wish I had some now.
While living in Michigan I traveled through much of the Midwest and the Rockies. There are some awesome sights. Since you've been to Vegas, why not take a detour and visit the five national parks in southern Utah -- Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Arches and Canyonlands? They will take your breath away. I especially like hiking in Teton National Park, next to Yellowstone. Or, try a "theme" trip, perhaps to visit State Fairs in the Midwest, or the many springs in Florida, such as Wakulla near Tallahassee.
The Mrs. might we on to something. Instead of Australia, try New Zealand. I was there last September and discovered that it was one of the easiest countries to travel in; and the sights and people are amazing. There's no need to drive. Public transportation, including buses and trains, are excellent. And, once there, it can all be arranged by visiting the i-SITE visitor information centers around the country. So it's an excellent introduction to overseas travel. Air New Zealand and Hawaiian Airlines have nonstop flights from Honolulu to Auckland, so why not include a vacation to the 50th State, too!
Now is an good time to visit Down Under, as the greenback has appreciated against the NZD and AUD, making travel there more affordable.
Again, welcome aboard!