RelayRides to Your Dream US Destination
If you could pick any destination in the United States to travel to right now, where would you pick? Any travel lovers out there know that this is a dream question, a question that we continually ask our family and friends for the pure love of hearing which destinations others pick. And more importantly, it is a question we are always hoping the other person asks back!
Recently, Emma at RelayRides asked me this question and I have to admit I was a little stumped. My US travel list grows by the day and selecting just one destination to explore with their peer-to-peer car rental service seemed daunting. As I reflected on where I have traveled and what I have done, there is a hole in my US travel – a proper road trip. I have road tripped in Ireland and most recently in Iceland, but never in the US (how sad!).
So where would this road trip take me? One of my favorite vacations years ago was to the Grand Canyon and Sedona and I am itching to get back to visit more red rock canyons and national parks. For starters, I would fly from Boston to Salt Lake City at the end of summer once people have started going back to school and work, so attractions are a little less crowded. For a road trip through the red rock canyons and Utah’s National Parks, I would need a SUV with four-wheel drive and I would not miss the chance to take it off-roading. The best way to pick up RelayRides is at the airport and the 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee currently available at the Salt Lake City airport would be the obvious choice!
With only one night in Salt Lake City, I would eat dinner at Pago, as my new favorite thing to do in a city is to seek out a restaurant with the freshest farm to table ingredients. First thing in the morning, I would hit the road and head south for the first of the Big 5 of Utah’s National Parks, Zion National Park. From there I would visit Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Canyonlands National Park and last, but certainly not least, Arches National Park. My days would be spent biking the White Rim Trail Road, hiking the numerous trails throughout the parks and whitewater rafting. The perfect ending to a day would be watching the sunset over one of the rock formations, knowing that the day was spent enjoying all that the national parks have to offer in terms of outdoor activity and beauty.
And lastly, who would I bring on this trip? Without a doubt the talented Max Holiver so he could help me capture photos like these.
There is nothing better than dreaming up travel destinations mid-week. Thanks to Emma at RelayRides for the nomination!
Now I want to hear from you! Where would YOU go on your dream US trip? Let me know in the comments!