As a team of female travelers, we have had the opportunity to visit some of the most amazing places around the globe. And, while it’s great to experience other countries and cultures, we never forget to appreciate the beauty right here in the United States of America. Between the eleven of us, we have explored almost all 50 states, taking in the gorgeous landscapes and making friends and special memories along the way. We’re thankful for the freedom that so many brave women and men fought for and think there’s no better way to honor them than to travel this magnificent country and enjoy all that this “sweet land of liberty” has to offer. So, as we celebrate Independence Day, the She’s On The Go team is sharing some of our favorite photos from our travels that celebrate America the Beautiful:
Fadra – “I’ve been to every corner of the United States and I’m always amazed, especially from the air, at how diverse our landscape is. I discovered one of my favorite parts of the U.S. when I took a summer vacation to Maine. I took this shot atop Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park while overlooking the town of Bar Harbor. We fell in love with the history, the weather, and the landscape. It’s definitely a part of America worth celebrating!”
Kendra – “4th of July means Summer. Summer means hitting the road and heading up to the mountains in Utah with the family for camping. We go to the lake for quiet, relaxing, fun, and beauty. If you stop and look around you will see so much more than you ever thought was there.”
Jen – “Aspen is a beautiful mountain town with some of the Rocky Mountains most stunning views. Even on the drive up, you’ll find reasons to stop for one scenic photo moment after another. As a popular ski destination, Aspen holds on to it’s small-town Colorado vibe all year around.”
Tania – “Both the Grand Canyon and the Slot Canyons in Arizona showcase the beauty of the western United States and red rock.”
Patty – “There’s no place I’d rather be to celebrate America the Beautiful on the 4th of July. No matter which side of the political aisle you fall on, a D.C. 4th is bound to stoke your patriotic fires. The flags, the monuments, & the people make me proud to be part of this great country. My adopted hometown allows me to let my inner Sue Heck fly: just like Sue, “I just love America so much!”
Melisa – “Celebrating America means sunsets on the east coast, Riverside in Wilmington is perfect for this.”
Cam – “The harbor is still as we wait to celebrate the birth of our country. Soon, we’ll cheer and watch in awe at the fireworks. We remember the men and women who have been here before. Nothing makes me more proud to call this home.
As I look around this great city at the people who make it America’s Finest, never before have words been truer.”
Emelia – “The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial always fills me with so much emotion. It is one of my favorite places in Washington D.C. and Pier 39 in San Francisco with the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. A fun place to visit no matter what age you are.”
Susan– “There are three things that make me happier than anything else; being in the Mountains, being near the water, and sunsets. I have seen some of the most beautiful mountain ranges, lakes, oceans, geothermal pools, and many a stunning sunset sky during my travels throughout the United States. I can’t wait to continue my adventures exploring this wonderful country we live in.”
Happy Fourth of July! Celebrate the beauty and freedom of this country we call home!
Susan is a Travel/Lifestyle Writer & Photographer. She’s Mom to four children ranging in age from 13 to 24 and is an avid solo and family traveler. She’s always on the look-out for her next adventure and loves to share each of her journeys along the way!