About Amanda & Scenic States

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Hi! I’m Amanda. I have a husband, two kids, two cats, and a love of traveling.

I’ve traveled a good amount abroad, and I certainly still love planning international trips. But traveling abroad had an unexpected impact on me. It made me want to see more of my own country, the USA.

I want to visit all 50 states. So far, I’ve been to 41. And no, I don’t count states I’ve only driven through or had an airplane layover in. I need to see something, do something, experience something for it to count.

If you also have a goal to see all 50 states then you are in the right place.

Scenic States is here to be a resource for anyone looking to travel around the US. Especially those ambitious enough to join me on a 50 states quest. Sure there are websites out there that can be very helpful in planning a trip when you know exactly when and where you are going.

But what about those of us in the beginning stages of travel planning?

What about those who know we have time next month to take a 4 day trip, but don’t know where we want to go?

What about someone who has never been to Kentucky, has no family or friends in the area, and is looking for something fun to do to cross that state off their list? (Yes that was me a couple of years ago – I decided on Lake Cumberland and Mammoth Cave National Park).

That’s exactly the type of trip Scenic States is here to help you with.

Travel inspiration – organized by state!

Of course, crossing a state off your list doesn’t mean it’s time to stop traveling. Quite the opposite. There are so many things to do. So many places to explore. That’s one of the things that’s so great about this country.

There’s always more to see, do, and discover. That means endless travel ideas and inspiration.

Travel to go see a national park, a city skyline, an art museum, zoo, aquarium, or botanical garden.

Go get pictures with a famous monument or American landmark.

Travel to snorkel, run a marathon, or ski.

Go take a scenic drive or train ride.

See the fall colors, or even the Northern Lights.

Scenic States is here to help you and inspire you to see as much of this beautiful country as possible.