Upcoming trips #2: USA & Canada

As you may remember I took a short trip to London in February earlier this year. However, I have also been planning a slightly more major trip for the past couple of months. You could already read about it in my very first post of this year, as I will be taking a 2.5 week long trip which will take me to the United States of America and Canada. Finally, after 3 years of not having been to the good ole US of A, I will return to one of my favorite places in the world and I will hit up a few new ones at the same time. I just finished booking my final flights and since my itinerary is now complete, I thought I’d share. On top of that, I will inform you of any plans I already have. If you have any must see places for me to add to my list, please feel free to leave a comment below!

This July I will find myself on a plane heading for New York City. I will be flying with Aer Lingus, from Amsterdam, via Dublin to JFK airport. I will only stay there for one night, as I will take an early flight out to Toronto, Canada. Toronto will be my first real stop on this trip and I will stay there for 5 days. I have never been to Toronto, so I don’t have much of an idea what to do while there. All I know is that I have a hotel in the most historic part of town (in a Georgian town house!) and that I really want to see Niagara Falls. I already figured out how to go there (take a bus and then a shuttle) so I will definitely check that out for one day. As for the rest: I have no clue. I will most likely just walk around and stumble across things as I go along.

After 5 days I will head back to the US and go to Boston. Again for 5 days. And again in a Georgian town house, not too far from the downtown area and really close to a train station. I already read that Boston is a good town for walking, so I plan on doing that. I may want to follow this trail that I have read about which takes you past all the major places, one of them being Harvard of course. On top of that I want to go to Cape Cod, do some shopping (there’s an Ulta not too far from where I will be at!) and if I get the chance I would also like to visit the house of one of the great American writers such as Mark Twain who used to live near Boston.

My final stop will be New York City: my favorite city in the whole world. I will be here for 5 days as well, but on the final day I will have to be on a plane later that evening. Since this will be my 6th time in The Big Apple I will skip the very touristy things. I plan to do some thorough neighborhood browsing and plan to have a look around Staten Island, Brooklyn as well as Soho, The Village and the Meatpacking District. For some reason I have never gotten a good look around there and thought it about time. I will also go and walk the High Line, a park built on old elevated railroad tracks.

I also plan to do most of my shopping in NYC. I definitely want to go to Victoria’s Secret and Sephora, but also Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters and the major drug stores. As you could read above I also want to try to go to Ulta which should be make up heaven! I just finished booking all of my flights, trains and hotels, so I’m all set and ready to go. Now all I have to do is save up some money to spend while I’m there and I’m good to go. I just can’t wait to go back!

What are you doing this summer?

7 responses to “Upcoming trips #2: USA & Canada”

    • Ja ik ken het via via nu een tijdje, maar het is nog niet zo heel lang helemaal open. Ze zijn er n 2009 pas aan begonnen geloof ik en dat was dus de laatste keer dat ik er was. Dus ik ben ook heel benieuwd!

  1. Exciting! I work in Boston now and commute there once or twice a month from my home in the Western USA. Perhaps if we are both in Boston at the same time, I could treat you to a nice coffee and a bit of conversation! Regardless, have a great trip this summer. Ik zal in oktober naar Amsterdam gaan, dus we hebben beide een beetje reis naar uit te kijken!

  2. Awww… I’m not going to get to see you this time around. If you come back to the States next year (after April) or sometime after that, let me know. I’ll have my license by then & some paid vacation time & personal days. Definitely would like to see you again…

    • I would totally love to go to the US again next year, but it will all depend on money/ job etc. I am thinking of going to Miami actually, but we’ll see… My plans for next year are not set in stone.

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