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The last few months have been chaotic and wonderful.
In mid-April I returned to New York from Medellin for a best friend’s wedding. After the festivities I decided to stay in the States to explore my own backyard between work and more weddings.
I had the opportunity to
mooch-off catch up with old friends, meet new ones and experience a ton of places I’ve been dying to visit.
Here’s how it all played out…
The Great American Road Trip by the Numbers:
2 Countries - 9 States - 12 Cities - 9 Airplanes - 1 Train - 3 Rental Cars - 2 Buses – 1 Kayak - 1 Segway - 1 Boat - 1 Zip-line - 1 Alpine Slide - 1 Alpine Coaster - 9 Mountain Bike Trails - 2 Mountain Bike Crashes.
6 Hotels - 2 Hostels - 5 Couches - 1 Conference - 1 Riot - 3 Weddings - 0 Dates - 7 Makeout Sessions - 11 Hangovers - 1 New Nephew - 3 Dance-Offs - 2 Concerts - 3 Guided Tours - 4 Street Markets – 2 Food Festivals – 543 Photos - 42 Video Clips.
Buffalo – Rochester – Charlotte – Tucson – San Francisco – San Jose – Salt Lake City – Park City – Seattle – Vancouver – Portland – Chicago – Denver – Boulder
My Great American Road Trip* Favorites:
Favorite Guided Tour: Wateriders.com Kayaking down the Chicago River
Favorite National Monument: The Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California
Favorite Food Addiction: Mexican Restaurants in Tucson, Arizona
Favorite Street Food: Portland’s carts edged Vancouver’s trucks. Also, a close 3rd were the hot dogs with cream cheese in Seattle… damn those puppies are good!
Favorite Food Market: Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
Favorite College Campus: University of Colorado at Boulder
Favorite Waterfront Watering Hole: Castaways in Chicago, Illinois
Favorite Park: Stanley Park in Vancouver, British Columbia
Favorite Hook-Up Spot: Cowboy Lounge in Denver, Colorado
Favorite City View: The Portland City Grill in Portland, Oregon
Favorite Party: Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, California
Favorite Adventure Activity: Mountain Biking at Winter Park in Colorado
Favorite People Watching Street: 16th Street in Denver, Colorado
Favorite Cougar Hunting Spot: Free summer concerts in Park City, Utah
***New South America Adventure Begins***