If you’ve never been to the USA, deciding exactly where in the United States to travel to is overwhelming. So, here are my recommendations on where to travel based on your personality type:
1. The Surfer
For surfers and beach lovers, you absolutely must go to Maui, Hawaii. Maui has some of the most gorgeous beaches in the world. The water is warm year round, and the island is small enough that it’s easy to get to any beach in a short amount of time. Maui is also one of the top destinations for windsurfing and kite boarding. If you go from November-May, there’s a great chance you will also get to see the humpback whales migrating.
2. The Foodie
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I lived in Portland, Oregon for five years, and, trust me, it wasn’t because of the weather. Portland, Oregon has the best food scene around. I have discovered some of the most talented chefs at Portland’s restaurants. Most restaurants serve organic and local food. The street food cart scene is out of this world! (Yes, Miss Kate’s Southern Kitchen, shown in the photo above, is one of my all-time favorites.) Plus, there are lots of great farmer’s markets, coffee shops, bakeries, cooking classes, and other food artisan places to explore!!
3. The Hippie
Austin, Texas is where most of the California hippies have migrated to now that California has become too expensive. Austin has Hippie Meetups, hippie church, groovy music, cool thrift stores, and a thriving counterculture. After all, the town’s slogan is, “Keep Austin Weird.”
4. The Yogi, Healer, Or Spiritual Seeker
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If you are looking for a spiritual journey when you travel, Sedona, Arizona is the place you want to journey to. With its vortexes, breathtaking landscapes, healers, yoga centers, and artists, it is considered a sacred destination by many who go there.
5. Nature-Loving Adventurer
Head to Colorado, if outdoor adventure is what you are looking for. The Rocky Mountain National Park has stunning scenery for hiking. There is plenty of opportunities in Colorado for mountain biking, zipline tours, skiing, rock climbing, and rafting, and you can enjoy all of this while staying at a vacation home rental to get the most out of your days.
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