My wife and I live in—and love—the Southwestern U.S. and lucky circumstances have us traveling around the country all year long. The past seven summers in a row we’ve traveled the Northeastern parts of the country and have come across several destinations that are easy to see in just a few days, and that we recommend to everyone.
Out West we have plenty of interesting sights and attractions, but for the most part they are geographically widely separated. In general, the equal number of “points of interest” that one would find in any 100 square miles of New England would be spread over 500 or more square miles out West.
I still find interesting vagaries as we wander out East. Maple syrup, for example, tastes entirely different in Vermont than it does in New Mexico. And much to our dismay, we found that in New Hampshire, service stations are not required to provide public restrooms!
Over the course of our Northeast travels, we have discovered and visited many interesting places. Some are well-known and popular, but most others somewhat “on the fringe.”
But that’s what we like most, so we thought we’d share a few of our favorites!