Sunday, May 16, 2010

So much to do, So little time..

I know I am the queen of the top 5 or 10 lists on this blog, but I just can't stop! I have been trying to make an effort to do things and visit places where I have always wanted to go. Sure I'd love traveling all over Europe and visiting every exotic island on the planet.

For now I'm starting with the little things. For example, I recently went to see the Rockettes, The Harlem Globetrotters, and yesterday took a trip up to the top of the Empire State Building.

Besides tropical vacations, I've visited cities such as Chicago, Detroit, DC, Toronto, LA, Vegas, Boston, but I'm looking to expand this list. It's a good feeling taking a long weekend away, but not too far away, to add to my list of travels. I'd love to go to Memphis, New Orleans, Houston, and Seattle. In this economic crisis, however, I want to make sure to get the most bang for my buck! So check out these cities that have something special but are also easy on the wallet!

Wichita, Kansas-the birthplace of Dennis the Menace and Pizza Hut, this city has 250 days of sunshine a year!

Oklahoma City-full of the cleanest air in the country the National Cowboy Hall of Fame is one of the hottest tourist attractions

Tulsa, Oklahoma-home of one of the world's biggest pizza/amusement parks with all-you-can-eat pizza and all-you-can-ride go-carts, bumper cars, and bowling til you drop! Tulsa also has the largest Oktoberfest in the world outside of Germany.

Knoxville, Tennessee-Home to Davy Crockett's famous rifle, Old Betsy and a great place for boat lovers who can sail more than 600 uninterrupted miles on smooth waters to the Ohio River.

Dayton, Ohio-This is where the Wright Brothers designed their first airplane! The cash register, stepladder, pop-top beverage can, movie projector, and the parking meter were also invented here.

I'm always looking for different places to visit that are a short plane ride away. If you have any suggestions or want to share a story from a weekend getaway, please do!


Mrs. Dontje said...

this summer, my husband and i are going to chicago then to oak park, illinois to see some of frank lloyd wright's houses/architecture.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wish I went to more places. Hopefully in the future!!

Rebecca Watson said...

sounds like a fantastic plan! :) I love your style of a blog, I too, am a working girl who loves to blog! :)

Shayna said...

I've been up and down to Baltimore, MD for work, and was wowed by how user friendly it is - especially in the summer with the water taxis, and how (at least compared to admittedly expensive NJ), reasonable it is --- and the food is delicious!

MonsteRawr said...

I'm going to have to go ahead and disagree with your list. I lived in your top two, and I would NEVER consider them vacation destinations. The only thing of value in Wichita is a minor league baseball stadium that has $1 beers on Mondays and Thursdays. And really good BBQ. Oklahoma City...well, there's an okay mall there. And both are UNBEARABLY hot in the summer. So I guess if you thrive in 102 degree weather, these are the cities for you.