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Travel: Travel Abroad On Your Staycation

I’ve been a bit grumpy lately over the fact, the U.S. has relapsed, causing all states to retract parts of their post-lockdown phased openings. Not to mention the fact, we’ve been banned from travel to Europe. This too has caused my mind to hurt.

Last week, I did a bit of staycation, where I ventured 20-60 miles out of San Francisco to explore parks and small towns mostly by driving through, hoping to find similarities in places in Europe I so miss.

This list naturally caught my attention, about places in America’s western region where one can experience a bit of Europe. This also works well for all those stuck in the U.S. since the lockdown. Just remember to wear a mask, if you plan to drive through these towns for the fourth of July weekend holiday.

Vineyards in Napa Valley, California, USA. – compared to the Tuscan region in Italy
The hills are alive in Veil Colorado – is a reminder of Switzerland, Austria
Catelina Island off the coast of Los Angeles is being compared to Amalfi coast, although I think Tiburon and Sausalito are probably a better comparison.
Solvang, California I have frequented often and love walking through the picturesque town surely a reminder of Holland
Leavenworth Washington is being compared to a German town – which I have tagged as a place to visit next

Where in your neck of the woods can be compared to a European destination?

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  1. We’ve been to Leavenworth…interesting. Best time to go is around Christmas and hope for some snow. Then you can do some x-country skiing or snowshoeing too.

    My partner is originally from Germany. He found it interesting.

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