Somewhere over the Atlantic – Photo by Moragh Carter
I welcome you to this site where you will find some of my travel stories from my trips in the USA, from 2007 onwards. Here you will find tales about places I have visited, people I’ve met and some of the adventures, and near scrapes, I’ve had during my travels. I hope you enjoy reading about them.
Most of my journeys within the USA to date have started and finished in Florida. Apart from those times when I have flown direct to Boston from England, I have flown from Manchester, UK, and landed at Orlando International airport. I usually stay at the Comfort Inn in Sanford for my first night or two. I like this hotel, with its friendly and welcoming staff, and it is only a half-hour drive from the airport. It also serves breakfast until 10.30 am, which is a bonus, whereas most hotels only serve it till 9.00 or 9.30 am. Staying here for a couple of nights gives me time to get over the worst of my jet lag before start my long drives. After visiting friends in Florida, I usually head up to Tennessee, making a round trip back to Florida, visiting many friends on the way.
During some trips I have also visited Massachusetts or Texas, where I have relatives, or New York State, including Buffalo and Niagara Falls. I have had overnight stays in Georgia, South Carolina, Ohio, Alabama and other places en route. I have also seen quite a few airports at various times.
On many of my trips I have driven a round trip of about 2,000 miles, starting in Florida and visiting Nashville and the Smoky Mountains, among other places, before heading south again. Twice I have driven the 3,000 mile round trip from Florida to Buffalo, NY. On my longest road trip to date I clocked up 3,675 miles over the month. However, when visiting Boston, MA or Houston, TX, I fly. Each of my trips are limited to 31 days maximum by my travel insurance. It takes some logistical planning to fit in all the destinations I want to go to and the people I want to meet.
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