I am settled back into the US after a two week detour to Argentina and Antarctica. That trip could have been a blog in itself. Several loyal readers of my Vietnamese food adventures have asked what’s next. I hadn’t really given that much thought until this week.
While in Antarctica I realized I’ve been lucky enough to have now stepped foot on all seven continents along with a gigantic slice of the world so foreign to many of my fellow Americans. The one area missing from all my travels is actually quite close to home…The United States. Outside of work trips, so little of this great country has crossed my path.
My goal in the coming two years or so is to travel to each of the 50 states and find somewhere or someone quite removed from the beaten path. I hope to showcase one example from each state that most people have never heard of or will never themselves witness.
This yet to be named blog kicks off New Year’s Eve in Barrow, Alaska which is the northernmost city in the United States. I will brave 24 hour darkness and temps around -30F (-30C) to bring you the best of what Alaska’s North Slope has to offer. What better place than Barrow to head so far off the trail that an airplane is the only way in.
Maybe along the way through the US of A we’ll even come across some decent Vietnamese food in honor of my previous blog. Who knows where the road will travel as long as it’s the road less traveled.
When I have the blog’s address and name up and running, I will make a post here. I am looking forward to sharing with you something unique that will unfold unscripted and at its own pace.