The United States of America “Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” – John Muir ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ Getting In Foreign…
“Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.” – John Muir
A fast-food combo meal will cost $8.00
A mid-range 3-course meal will cost at least $25
Housing is very expensive, decent hotels cost $100/night
Native populations have inhabited the North America for over ten thousand years. Modern day America came about via the colonization of the Americas after Columbus’s 1492 expedition. With the UK being the primary foundation, the USA emerged from the original 13 colonies on the east coast.
After declaring independence from Britain in 1776, the USA steadily grew over the next two centuries to encompass 50 states and multiple territories stretching from the Atlantic to Pacific Oceans. During this time, territories were acquired from Spain, France, and Mexico. From 1860 -1864, the USA underwent a civil war. Since that time, the nation has remained whole.
Today, the USA remains a proud and prosperous country, founded on the ideals of Diversity, Democracy, and Freedom.
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The United States. USA! We love our big, beautiful country and think it has a lot to offer. We have been in (and Briana has lived in) more states than listed here. For now are covering the regions where we have lived or spent at least a couple months together.
We lived in San Jose, CA from August 2014 to August 2015. We enjoyed almost everything but the prices. Briana also lived just north of the bay area for a couple years growing up. We returned to San Jose in December of 2016.
There are many parts of Florida we have been to a few times but have not fully explored (like Tampa, Miami, and Ocala) but right now we are only covering areas we have lived anyway. On that note, we lived in Orlando for 4 (Briana) and 5 (Kyle) years and have been back for visits but haven’t decided how to write about it yet.
This was our first post-grad move. We lived in Dallas during the second half of 2013. During this time we visited some of Kyle’s family in San Antonio for Thanksgiving. (Extra: Kyle was actually born in Corpus Christi, Texas and spent years there growing up. One of Briana’s grandmas used to live in Corpus Christi so she had actually spent time there as well.)
Cruises. Kyle went on many cruises growing up but so far we have been on just two together, both for special occasions. This is where we cover a little bit of Central America. Of course you don’t spend as much time in a location on a cruise but it’s a relaxing way to vacation and potentially see a few different places at once.
Our Post-Grad Cruise: Key West; Grand Cayman, the Cayman Islands; Ocho Rios, Jamaica (Carnival)
Our Honeymoon Cruise: Cozumel, Mexico; Roatan, Honduras; Costa Maya, Mexico; Belize City, Belize (Norwegian Cruise Lines)