A weekend in New York. A glimpse of the Grand Canyon. A week at Disney World.
The U.S. is full of iconic trips that every travel guru wants to experience at some time or another. But these classic getaways are far from the only adventures that the nation has to offer.
If you want to become a full-fledged travel guru, ready to share your experience and advice with others, there are a few more lesser-known trips in North America, but equally iconic that you need to take. Keep reading to learn a few.
Tour Antelope Canyon
Antelope Canyon is one of the best-known slot canyons in the U.S., and perhaps the world. The sweeping, golden brown and red walls of these narrow canyons are an incredible sight any time of day, but come alive when the light hits them just right.
Touring the upper and lower canyons takes some hiking, and even a few ladders as you traverse each level. It also takes an experienced, qualified guide; all visitors to the canyon must book a guided tour, and all tour guides are approved by the Navajo tribe that owns and controls the land where the canyon is located.
Cruise to Alaska
Alaska is a bucket-list destination for many travel enthusiasts. But visiting this unique state can be challenging. From its sheer size to the sometimes turbulent weather, seeing Alaska’s highlights by car could take weeks or longer, and would require some creative travel plans along the way.
If you want to see all that The Last Frontier has to offer, a cruise is the way to go. Besides making traveling from one destination to the next a breeze, an Alaska cruise is also a chance to experience unique and exciting excursions that help you to dive deep into the culture, history, and natural attractions that make the state a must-see. As a self-proclaimed travel guru, it’s a trip you need to experience at least once in your lifetime—though your first visit will likely just leave you wanting more!
See California’s Redwoods
California’s towering redwood trees are another natural must-see in America. They are an iconic sight that many people dream of visiting. As a travel guru, you’ll want to check out a few of the best places to see them, the trails that get you up close and personal, and maybe take a few iconic photos of your own so that you can help others plan their own bucket-list trip.
There are many places to go to see California’s redwoods. Muir Woods National Monument is one of the best, with a large grove that’s easy to access. But there are plenty of other options that are off the beaten path, often with fewer crowds that make them ideal for those looking to take a quiet stroll among these towering giants.
Setting Your Sights on These Bucket-List Trips for Travel Gurus
As a travel enthusiast and self-proclaimed travel guru, the list of adventures you’re dreaming to take is likely long enough already. But these bucket-list-worthy trips deserve a spot near the top. From cruising through Alaska and enjoying some unique and breathtaking excursions to walking among California’s redwoods to squeezing through Antelope Canyon, these are vacations of a lifetime—or yet another awesome trip that will only inspire you to want to continue traveling!
Lauren Williamson was bitten by the travel bug in her early 20s. And she has been bruising her passport with visa stamps since then. When Lauren is not traveling, she loves to journal her travel experiences while sitting in a local coffee shop.