In travel, people often forget about the most important part. I’ll give you a hint, it’s right there in the name. The travel! It seems like most people think of travel as a series of destinations and give little thought to the area in between; its something to be done as quick as possible so they can get to their next dream destination.
I spent the whole year of 2014 working for a TV show that took me all over the country. I visited 44 states that year and was almost literally in a constant state of road trip. Since then I’ve flown nearly a hundred times and have even taken a few trains (passenger trains are harder to find in the US ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ )
If I’ve learned one thing it’s that the actual movement from one place to the next is one of the most valuable parts of any trip. There’s something really special about watching the ecosystems slowly transition from one to the next as you cross the country; watching forests slowly transform into deserts and mountains into plains. Or watching the sun set along the entire coastline between Seattle and Vancouver.