Originally posted by curiousrb
So I would like to go to the USA and I want to start planning a trip. This could be from about 6 months to a year and wanted to know some nice
I like the outdoors so hiking, snowboarding are things I enjoy but I also want to experience a great American culture.
I am completely stuck on ideas so any American help or perhaps help from other people who have visited America would be much help!!
I don't mean to dilute the wonder's of America, however if you want the real American experience I have an Idea.
Find the most generic unknown town you can find.
Stay in a motel 6, buy a few cases of beer, and meander around the "town" for your entire trip.
Remain bored and tired, eat burgers, and chicken tenders with ranch.
Limit your spending to about $20 a day for food and gas.
If your lucky you'll get detained by the local authorities on one of the many excursions to find something meaningful to do. That is our culture on
many broad scales. The majority of America isn't what you see on the news & commercials, and the limelight of big cities wears off quickly. People
are isolated, the term 'Keyboard Warriors' comes to mind. The communities are limited and fluctuate poorly. Maybe you shall be lucky enough to hook
up with one of the few 'cool' groups but if you were around on a long enough time scale, eventually they would let you down. Loyalty is only found
during the hours when liquid courage is served.
I'm sure there are many other social cliches that American's fall victim too, but usually, over time, not during the span of week or two. Mainly, if
you find yourself broke sometime during your trip, you're doing it right.
I don't mean to completely deter you from your plans. There are actually many good experiences to be had here, and from time to time people actually
live life to its fullest. However, America is in a bleak state of mind right now. I'd avoid it for the next few years, then again life is short, live
it to it's fullest and don't pay attention to the salty bastards that are Americans. Do you.
P.S. I'm pretty sure there are limited snowboarding opportunities in the America landscape this time of year (Colorado comes to mind). The
Appalachian trail can be hiked from many different locations especially nice areas are TN/NC --> PA. The beaches here are nice, lots of culture in the
historic districts, Boston and Annapolis, Charleston. I'd avoid the Gulf of Mexico and Cali at the moment, lot of environmental discourse in those
regions atm. I'm sure plenty more could be said, but I'm not a travel agent. Virginia and the Carolinas are a great place to be.