The Great American Road Trip: A Series


This time last year I had made the decision to quit my job in NYC and take off on an open ended road trip across America, camping and hiking in the National and State parks. It was the most incredible and exhilerating trip and rewatching this video gives me all the feels!

My dad had roadtripped across America twice and backpacked across Europe twice during his college years and he talks about those trips with such awe and spirit to this day. Listening to those stories since I was a little girl, I always knew I wanted to do it too. Needed to do it too! But life takes over and the dream always becomes an “if only” or “someday.” There’s a great quote that goes…

“It’s a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you’re ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now. And you may as well do it now. Generally speaking, now is as good a time as any.”

It’s never going to feel like the perfect time financially, in your career, so on and so forth. Take the plunge! Go! And you’ll find that you make it the perfect time.

This very amateur video has been a labor of love and is kicking off a series of travel posts in the coming weeks about each of the towns and National/State parks we visited along the way.

Keep adventuring!

xo Alina