Wow, it’s been a while since I last wrote a post here, I was so busy with work and college I didn’t have a chance to write, but I’m back now!!
Who doesn’t want to go to America? We all have some American dreams. This are my few destinations that I find really beautiful and interesting to visit during summer.
1. Mount Rainier National Park
Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899, making it the nation’s fifth national park. Its dominating feature is, of course, the 14,410-foot-tall active volcano for which it is named. The mountain is the tallest volcano in the Cascade Range and the most glaciated peak in the continental United States, with 25 named glaciers. Every year, thousands of people successfully scale its glaciers to enjoy the contrast of the steaming volcano – which last erupted in 1854 – to the icy rivers along its sides.
But visitors don’t have to be experienced mountaineers to enjoy the park. You can drive up to Sunrise, which – at 6,400 feet – is the highest point in the park accessible by car. Or, head to subalpine meadows in summer to be wowed by wildflowers. In winter, a variety of activities from skiing to snowshoeing offer a different view of the park, which is as changeable as the weather.
2. Glacier National Park
Named for the remnants of glaciers from the ice age, Glacier National Park is located on the border of Canada and the United States and is often called the “Crown of the Continent” since it sits at the headwaters of the streams that flow into the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and Hudson Bay. A favorite among hikers, the park features a variety of trails for all skill levels, ranging from the easy Trail of the Cedars to the challenging Grinnell Glacier. What’s more, the park boasts more than 130 lakes, numerous waterfalls and two mountain ranges, spread across more than 1 million acres that shelter an array of wildlife. This National park is a paradise!!
3. Outer Banks
History drips from the Outer Banks: Here, aviators Orville and Wilbur Wright took their famous first flight (at Kill Devil Hills), the pirate Blackbeard fought his last battle (at Ocracoke) and the mysterious Lost Colony disappeared (where is anyone’s guess). But this chain of barrier islands off the coast of North Carolina – affectionately dubbed OBX – isn’t just for history buffs. Fishing, windsurfing and wildlife watching attract adventurous types, not to mention the 3,000 shipwrecks you can explore by scuba diving. Families gravitate toward the beaches, mini-golf courses and the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island.
Nashville has evolved over the years and has become a city of a lot of things for a lot of different people. It’s a popular weekend getaway for those based on the East Coast and in the Midwest. It’s a foodie retreat for those who love affordable Southern cooking and international fusion cuisine. And it’s a fun bachelor and bachelorette spot for friends looking to bond before taking the big leap into marriage. But Nashville at its core is a haven for country music fans. The bars lining Broadway (plus the famous Bluebird Cafe) host some of the most talented undiscovered artists in the country. The best way to soak up Nashville’s country scene is to enjoy the free live tunes at establishments throughout the city.
5. Cape Cod
With its colorful clam shacks, shingle-style cottages and serene beaches, it’s easy to see why Cape Cod — or simply “the Cape” to locals — is a top summer retreat for New England mainlanders. Quaint bed-and-breakfasts wrap around rugged sand dunes, scenic bike trails snake along forests and the seemingly endless seashore is punctuated by bright kayaks and fishing boats. Life moves at a slower pace here — but that’s part of the charm. And while the Cape is a sought-after spot for celebrities and athletes, it’s actually an unassuming place, with a surprisingly laid-back personality.
So these are just few places that you could visit during summer, pack your bags and make those american dreams come true, but not just american, make all your dreams come true.
Till then, LIVE, DREAM, EXPLORE.