The 2017 United States solar eclipse has come and gone. Millions of Americans from all over the United States watched the solar eclipse pass over the United States. Even more, people watched it live on TV or over the internet or some who watched it on TV and then watched it live. I was lucky enough to be in Tennessee for work (deliberately planned that way). I got to experience 2 minutes and 10 seconds of totality with my parents.We enjoyed watching the world around us slowly darken. Suddenly, the world around me went dark for 2 minutes and 10 seconds. With the excitement of the 2017 eclipse dying down, it’s time to start planning for the 2024 North American Solar Eclipse.
I am a national park junkie in every sense of the word. I have been to 41 National Parks and over 150 of the other National Park units. My love of the national park system came at an early age. I was to my first national park before I was a year old. It is no secret that I love our national parks. I am forever thankful for the efforts of early environmentalists. Their tireless work saved many of these magnificent places from destruction. The U.S. National Park system is often called ‘America’s Best Idea.’ I firmly believe this statement. Over the last couple of years, I have realized out park system is under attack.
My quest to visit all 59 National Parks has taken many twists and turns. I didn’t know I was going to get a chance to visit the Virgin Islands National Park in St. John this year. I had a last minute opportunity to go so I jumped on the chance and took a flight over to St. Thomas then the ferry to St. John. The Virgin Islands National Park takes up the majority of St. John. This has limited the number of hotels and tourists on the island.
For Valentine’s Day, my new boyfriend and I decided that dinner wasn’t excited enough. Instead, we decided to take advantage of the holiday weekend and head off for a romantic weekend of adventure in one of my favorite places in the world – Iceland. Go Car Rental Iceland was kind enough to provide a premium Subaru Forrester for our 3-day weekend.
I am not usually a detail travel planner but on occasion, I make a fully planned out trip. Preplanning a trip does leave less room for things to spontaneously go wrong. Planning ahead can ensure many things like ensure that tours aren’t fully booked ahead of time. Planning ahead prevents some of the issue, I have run into over my travels (like my disaster in Krakow, Poland) or lacking a proper clothing for the weather (aka snowstorm while in Boston). Here are just a few of the preparations that you will need to make before you leave on a trip.Buy your plane tickets