“Complete your booking” the button read.
So, I did. I clicked to book the one-way ticket to Washington D.C. Which means; Runaway Juno is going to America for the second time!
For my last visit, I went to the east coast: road trip to New England and stretched my way up to Quebec. Now, the question is; what will it be this time?
I will have 90 days, if the customs officer doesn’t have any problem with me. I’ll arrive in Washington D.C, and spend some time in Virginia, New Jersey and NYC. The rest of the schedule is unknown as of yet. I thought of visiting Mid-America last time, but the 90 days weren’t enough time to go beyond the east coast. This time I’m thinking about heading to Colorado, Texas and New Mexico; a new part of the country.
With or without attending TBEX (Travel Blog Exchange), I think I’ll be heading to Colorado since I wanted to travel there. (Road trip!) McDonald observatory and Austin are good reasons to head to Texas, and VLA (Very Large Array) is an even better excuse to visit New Mexico. One thing for sure, I’ll travel slow, working on the road.
Here are a few things that I’m really looking forward to:
Southeast Asia and East Asia are not really friendly for dairy products. Cheese, milk and yogurt are a few of my absolute favourites, but I just couldn’t get enough of them in Asia (and also it’s really, really expensive). After 9 months traveling in Korea, China, Laos and Vietnam, I’m really-really-really looking forward to having all the dairy products! Mmm… Can’t. Wait. On a side note, I think I have to move to Vermont or New Zealand at some point.
I know, it was on my list last summer, but I didn’t get a chance. Too busy driving around the country. But yes, you’ll find me sitting in a Broadway Theater. Please say hi if you find me!
My home country, and other Asian regions are not ready to deal with bloggers and social media experts. It’s just the differences between how they think. America is a much better place for me, as a blogger, to have more opportunities: about the business of blogging, conferences, meeting experts, and so on. I’m searching for opportunities I can get for this summer. If you have any ideas, please send me the tip!
Oh the glorious tweetup! I was fortunate enough to meet Gray (@SoloFriendly ), Leslie (@DowntownTravel ), Anil (@FoxNomad), Janice (@SoloTraveler ), Matt (@TheExpeditioner ), Kirsten (@KirstenAlana ), Earl (@WanderingEarl ), Jodi (@LegalNomads ), Sherry (@OttsWorld )… and I’m looking forward to meeting more people on the road. It’s such a great thing, meeting people who have the same interests and passion. If you are going to be around in America this summer, please drop me a line!
Well, I’m no expert in English but at least I can communicate with people on some level. No more creating absurd sentences with Chinese and English, and no more hateful eyes from Chinese people because I look like them but I can’t speak their language. The language barrier I’ll have in America is one that I can handle. At least I hope so.
Do you have any recommendations that I should do and go in America for this visit?