Places to See: Our Adventure Travel Plan

Throughout all of 2015 we will be exploring all 50 United States in order to document what marriage looks like in America and learn what other couples do to live their own amazing life together. Continue reading to view our interactive route plan and to see our tentative travel plan by month. (Please note: this is a very tentative schedule and will likely change before and throughout the Adventure. We are doing our best to balance our Type A personalities with our wanderlust… having a plan while keeping our minds open to going wherever our hearts may guide us!).

The Adventure Part 1 (Jan 2 – May 2)

January 2015

After we return from Africa, we take a quick break in Pennsylvania for Christmas and New Years, but we immediately get on the road again starting January 2nd. First stop, the Outer Banks of NC. In January, we also plan to travel to:

  • The Outer Banks, NC
  • Durham, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greenville, SC
  • Asheville, NC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Columbia, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Orlando, FL

February 2015

In February, we continue the southern leg of the AMAZING Marriage Adventure. Places we plan to visit include:

  • Key West, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
  • Oxford, MS
  • Little Rock, AR
  • Jackson, MS
  • New Orleans, LA

March 2015

In March, we plan to attend the South by South West (SXSW) conference in Austin, Texas. Places, we plan to visit include:

  • Houston, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • San Diego, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA

April 2015

April finds us starting in Las Vegas, NV as we make our way back towards the East Coast. We can’t wait to meet couples getting married in Vegas and to learn more about their love stories! Places we plan to visit in April include:

  • Las Vegas, NV
  • The Grand Canyon, AZ
  • Bryce Canyon, UT
  • Aspen, CO
  • Denver, CO
  • Wichita, KS
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Fayetteville, AR
  • Kansas City, MO
  • St Louis, MO

The Adventure Part 2 (May 2 – Sept 19)

May 2015

Our Road Trip map limits us to 40 Waypoints, so May officially begins with stop number 41 or what we are calling the start of Part 2 of The AMAZING Marriage Adventure. And what better way to start Part 2 than with fancy hats and Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby! Places we will be visiting in May:

  • Louisville, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • Columbus, OH
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Galena, IL
  • Baltimore, MD

June 2015

In June, we explore the East Coast, and then make our way back across the country towards California.

  • Washington, DC
  • Annapolis, MD
  • Charlottesville, VA
  • Lewisburg, WV
  • Easton, MD
  • Cedar Point, OH
  • Omaha, NE
  • Denver, CO
  • Lake Tahoe, CA

July 2015

In July, we will be exploring the Northern portion of California, attend the 2015 World Domination Summit in Portland Oregon, and see some of the United States’ greatest National Parks.

  • Monterey, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sonoma, CA
  • Portland, OR
  • Willamette Valley, OR
  • Astoria, OR
  • Boise, ID
  • Jackson, WY
  • Grand Teton National Park, WY
  • Yellowstone National Park, WY

August 2015

August takes us through Canada and up to Alaska! We can’t wait to enjoy 16+ hours of sunlight!

  • Missoula, MT
  • Seattle, WA
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Whistler, BC, Canada
  • Anchorage, AK

September 2015

In September, we plan to visit Mt. Rushmore, head to Chicago, and maybe even attend a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field!

  • Lake Louise, AB, Canada
  • Glacier National Park, MT
  • Dickinson, ND
  • Mount Rushmore, SD
  • Brookings, SD
  • Fargo, ND
  • Minneapolis, MD
  • Madison, WI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Green Bay, WI

The Adventure Part 3 (Sept 19 – Dec 31)

The final leg of the Adventure takes us through the North East, and ends in Hawaii for Ryan’s Birthday! Then back home to Montoursville, PA for Christmas and New Years!

October 2015

The fall foliage will be the perfect backdrop for or adventure in October.

  • St Ignace, MI
  • Traverse City, MI
  • Lansing, MI
  • Toronto, ON, Canada
  • Niagara Falls, NY
  • Rochester, NY
  • Dartmouth, VT
  • Burlington, VT
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Quebec, Quebec, Canada
  • Bar Harbor, ME

November 2015

In November, we will be visiting some of our favorite North East cities with a quick stop back to Central PA for Thanksgiving!

  • Portland, ME
  • Portsmouth, NH
  • Boston, MA
  • Watch Hill, RI
  • New Haven, CT
  • New York City, NY
  • Montoursville, PA
  • Princeton, NJ
  • Philadelphia, PA

December 2015

In December, we will wrap up the AMAZING Marriage Adventure in the Mid Atlantic and then we will cap it off with an epic birthday celebration in Hawaii for Ryan’s Birthday!

  • Cape May, NJ
  • Rehoboth Beach, DE
  • Williamsburg, VA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • The Big Island, HI

Don’t see your city listed? Or have an idea for a great place to visit and to meet amazing married couples? Head on over to our Adventure Bucket List and send us a message!

Join the conversation

  • Casey - 3 years ago

    I will have a write up for you on Little Rock, Fayetteville, Grand Canyon, Puglia, and Rome ASAP! THIS IS AMAZING!!! You guys are going to be so tired, exhilarated, and awestricken by this journey! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 3 years ago

      Your excitement is AMAZING! Thank you so much!!! We can’t wait to here your recommendations!!! :)

  • Carly - 3 years ago

    Would love to see you in Indy and introduce you to Jack! You have a place to stay if you need it.

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 3 years ago

      We cannot wait to see you in Indy and give that little guy a BIG hug!!! ;)

  • Lauren & David - 3 years ago

    Madison, WI: Visit The Old Fashioned (http://www.theoldfashioned.com/) to try the absolute best fried cheese curds and 150+ beers ON TAP! They have TONS of local brews. Delicious. Also, visit the Madison Farmer’s Market and try the cheesy bread. You can sit on the lawn of the Capitol and people watch while you eat your snack.

    If you can make it to Milwaukee, WI: Sprecher Brewery (http://www.sprecherbrewery.com/index.php) Tour is SO FUN! Also, check out the Safe House (http://www.safe-house.com/) – it is a spy-themed bar and it may require a secret password for entry (but I’m not telling what it is…)!

    Chicago, IL: Sigh, my favorite city. Eat dinner at Frontera Grill (http://www.rickbayless.com/restaurants/frontera-grill/) if you didn’t make it on your last visit. Walk the bridge to the MoMA and get a photo from the bridge. Definitely do the Architecture Boat Tour (http://www.architecture.org/rivercruise) and take a million photos.

    We are so unbelievably excited for you!

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 3 years ago

      This is AMAZING!!! YAY! Thank you so much Lauren & David!!! We can’t wait to hit up all of your suggestions!!!! ;)

  • Lindy - 3 years ago

    I am so excited for y’all! If you need any suggestions at all for Savannah, please reach out — I have a list of everything you’ll need to know. And my husband and I would love to meet y’all when you stop in town. Hooray for this amazing adventure!

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Lindy! We will definitely reach out before we head to Savannah!

  • Bonsal Brooks - 3 years ago

    This is incredible.

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 3 years ago

      Thanks so much Bonsal! We are super excited to make it happen!

  • Jen Logan - 2 years ago

    Hey! I’ve been following you all since Kait and Adam’s engagement. Marianne Bailey (Holbein) and I have been friends since kindergarten.. Kath Bailey is actually my brother’s godmother. I love the adventure you both are
    Taking together and love all the updates. David (my husband) and I started another amazing adventure with the birth of our daughter Annabelle in December. Long story short, we’d love to meet/see you all when you land in St. Louis. We’d love to hear more about your amazing life adventure and meet Liz & Ryan in person!!

    Jen Logan

    • Liz_and_Ryan - 2 years ago

      Thanks so much Jen! This is so exciting! We can’t wait to meet you and David in a few months!!! We will definitely be in touch!!