I know that visiting the United States is a bucket list item for many international travelers. But the US is so diverse – politically, geographically, culturally. This country is known as the “melting pot” and that is for sure true! So how do you plan your visit to the United States? There is so much to see and do. Now I’m sure you’ve read up plenty on visiting the most popular places like New York City, Los Angeles and Walt Disney World. But today, I want to share my favorite off the beaten path United States destinations!
Off the Beaten Path US Destinations
Recently, I have seen some other travel bloggers putting together both 2016 travel recaps and 2017 travel resolutions, and I figured what a fun way to look back at the year and all of the great trips we have done! And of course I have a few adventures I am excited about in 2017! I only just launched this blog in October, and did not get an opportunity to write about everything we did in the first three-quarters of the year! So without further adieu… I give you the Momma To Go 2016 Travel Recap!
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2016 Momma To Go Travel Recap
My mother-in-law lives in Maine. Up in an area called the Mid-Coast. Her house is up on a hill, and down below is the beautiful town of Belfast Maine right on the Penobscot Bay. Belfast is about 2 hours northeast of Portland and about an hour due east of Augusta. We have been to this area countless times – in the spring, summer and fall, so I am so excited to share with you all the great things to do in Belfast Maine.
Things to do in Belfast Maine
I love a good road trip.
Seriously, I keep saying that in my next life, I’m coming back as a truck driver.
It’s true. I love the adventure of getting in the car and just going. Freedom.
And a Cracker Barrel along the way.
But even for the most seasoned driver, and road tripping family, there are long stretches of time that need to be occupied in some way. Now of course we live in modern America. The default car ride activity for my children is movies. We have this portable DVD player, which I love! There is one movie and two screens that strap around the front row headrests. It plugs into the cigarette lighter-type outlet in the car.
PRO-TIP: Take out movies from your local library. That way you can have a ton of options on a long trip. Just check the discs before you leave to make sure they are not scratched.
But when the movie runs out, and there are still miles to go, we do have some favorite family road trip games that I am excited to share with you!
Family Road Trip Games
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