I did! I really, truly did!
It was 8th May 2015 when I started my 80 day travel across North America.
I travelled with 12 other travellers (who I’d never met before) through a company called Trek America; we had a designated driver who followed the route provided and we camped our way through 48 states.
We started in Miami and finished in Seattle.
It was a rollercoaster of an experience as, not only was I on a bus with 13 strangers, I had never camped before in my life but it was also the longest I’d ever been away from home.
However, all of the fear I experienced beforehand quickly evaporated when the trek snowballed into the most amazing experience I’d ever had. The places we visited were just absolutely incredible; they were stunning and they were breathtaking.
We hiked up mountains, we explored cities, we witnessed natural phenomenons and we had true American experiences (such as attending a keg party and playing Beer Pong, eating proper American treats such as peanut butter and ‘jelly’ sandwiches, and being on tornado watch).
Three years later and I feel as if I’m constantly longing to go back and do it all again.
I will never ever be able to put into words what I experienced; but sharing my pictures on Instagram is giving me a chance to share those memories, and hopefully encourage others to want to travel to these places.
If anyone out there is wondering whether to go travelling but is feeling a little wary, then please go with Trek America and travel ‘The Great 48’. Whether it’s your first or twentieth trip, it’s definitely an experience of a lifetime.
Do it! Do it! Do it!!