We’ve been wanting to take a cross-country trip for a while now, but I do not currently have enough vacation time to spend a month or two driving from the east to the west coast, so we decided to do a Canadian/Northeastern United States road trip. Our itinerary: Niagara, Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, Philadelphia, then back to Washington, D.C.
Given this [very intentional] route, I was able to complete goal #15: Travel somewhere that requires me to use my passport. Oh yeahhhhhhhhhhh. I absolutely love breaking out my passport. It makes me feel really special, especially considering only one-third of the U.S. has one.
In total, we drove 2,163 miles, visited four vineyards, saw gorgeous lakes, wonderful geological formations, met the nicest people, heard our first “eh?”, ate poutine, inhaled crepes, visited an old classmate, blew $5 at a casino, watched the sun set at a rooftop bar in Toronto, visited a castle, went to a beach, had the best bacon sandwiches of our lives, attended a comedy festival, watched cute dogs at a park, ate a smoked meat sandwich, finished Tender is the Night, drank Tim Horton’s coffee, visited a basilica known for healing people, ate croissants, marveled at loud cathedral bells ringing in the city, took boat rides in the Boston harbor, and enjoyed cheesesteaks and Chianti in Philly. It was a great trip.