My dude pal and I just finished an extraordinary 'round the world adventure, and we're not ready to grow up yet.
Our semi-long term goal is to manage our own homestead. We love hiking and the natural environment, any activities outside. We also love meeting new people and are devoted members of Couchsurfing.
So we're going to combine those three things into an open-ended road trip across North America! We are going to WWOOF (work on organic farms) in order to gain more farming experience. We want to visit National Parks. And we're going to do lots of couchsurfing and visiting new and old friends.
I'm starting to put together a tentative route with a very tentative itinerary. Sort of like a wish list. My questions for this lovely community:
--Which are your favorite national parks? I know the obvious Yosemite/ Yellowstone/ Grand Canyon/ Shenandoah... gimme the lesser visited gems.
--I like small to mid-sized cities and towns. College towns. Funky places. Think Asheville, Austin, Madison, Burlington. Any other interesting, eccentric towns or small cities to recommend?
--Amazing North American cultural events... I mean Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Burning Man, SXSW, New Year's Eve in Times Square... what other amazing events have you done/ do you know about that are specific to North America?
--Any experiences WWOOFing?
Thanks, all. May you live your dreams to the fullest!
P.S. Apologies if I posted this in the wrong board, it seems somewhat off-beat so I thought it could live here.