My favorite places (that aren't Disney)
Updated: May 24, 2020
I've traveled to a few places within the United States. I haven't traveled much outside of the country but I hope to remedy that in the coming years. So I started to think of the places I would visit in a heartbeat that aren't Disney related so here we go ...
I love visiting Seattle. One of my oldest and dearest friends lives there and I have not taken advantage of visiting her all that often. I should remedy that. Being in a landlocked state I miss the ocean. I love that Seattle has both water and mountains close by. I love the Seattle Aquarium (I could literally stay there all day). I love the Pirate store just down from the Aquarium. Pike Market is always entertaining. I love the University of Washington campus, it's stunning and has an amazing library.
2. New England
I lived in New York City in 2004 and have made several trips back to New England since. My most recent trip was actually a road trip starting in Maine heading towards Colorado so we were able to hit New Hampshire, Vermont, New York and Pennsylvania. In other trips I've also been to Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maryland. New England has such a different vibe from the square states and again, I love being near the water. I think my favorite place right now is Rockport, Maine. I would go back there in a heartbeat and spend a couple days.
Now I might be a little biased on this one as I did get my Bachelors from Arizona State. But! I do love the desert and I believe Arizona can have some of the most spectacular sunsets I have ever seen. And having spring training there doesn't hurt.
4. Santa Fe
Santa Fe is another place that will always hold a special place in my heart. I spent many summer weekends between 2001 and 2004 here. The food is amazing and delicious. The art and architecture is beautiful and it is a short drive from the Denver Metro area to get there. And during the summer visiting the Santa Fe Opera is always worth it. I've been there in varying times of year and from the fresh blooms in spring to the mornings covered in snow it truly is a magical place. It's a great weekend getaway and another place I need to get back to soon.