I can’t believe today’s the last day of March! As I’ve said numerous times before, time is really flying. With summer (and my milestone birthday) just around the corner, I’m starting to think about vacation.
One of the big things on my 30 before 30 list is visiting all 50 states before turning 30. So far, I’ve been to 23 (plus Washington DC), leaving me with 27 to go, and just over 5 years to complete it. It doesn’t sound like an incredibly difficult task, but considering it’s taken me 24 years to get to the 23, I need to make some serious moves.
I’d also like to point out that when I say “visited” it means an overnight happened in the state. Not just an airport stopover or quick passing through. Which makes the challenge even more difficult!
States + Cities I’ve Visited
Alabama // Birmingham
California // Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose, Napa Valley
Connecticut // Middletown
Florida // Tampa, Miami, Orlando (only listing big cities here because I live in FL)
Georgia // Atlanta, Senoia, Savannah
Hawaii // Honolulu, Maui
Illinois // Chicago
Louisiana // New Orleans
Maine // Freeport
Massachusetts // Boston, Franklin
Missouri // St. Louis
Nevada // Las Vegas
New Jersey // Wildwood
New York // Manhattan + Brooklyn (NYC), Long Island, New Rochelle, White Plains
North Carolina // Cary
Pennsylvania // Philadelphia
Rhode Island // Cranston, Providence
South Carolina // Columbia
Tennessee // Nashville
Texas // Dallas, Austin
Utah // Salt Lake City, Park City
Virginia // Williamsburg, Goode
Washington // Seattle
States To Visit
As you can see, the majority of the states I have left are farther out from home and will likely require a few road trips to knock them off my list. Ideally, I’d like to get at least 2 more crossed off in 2015 to reach the halfway point. Looks like I have some planning to do!
How many states have you been to? Which ones are at the top of your list?