It’s been a busy month of getting ready for my big USA National Parks tour. I had to plan my itinerary, arrange backcountry permits, make some reservations, and buy camping, hiking, and photography gear. At the same time I had to get rid of the bulk of my possessions, either by selling them, donating them, leaving them on the curb, or mailing them home.

On top of Acadia Mountain
On top of Acadia Mountain

As if that wasn’t enough, I wanted to say farewell to Boston by visiting as many historic sites as I could. Finally, since #TerryTreksUSA is a tour of National Parks, I wanted to visit a relatively close park while I’m still in Boston. I spent a couple days in Acadia National park in Maine. I don’t know when or if I’ll get a chance to visit beautiful Main again. Acadia is a magical place, which I will write more about when I have time.

A day at the beach, Acadia NP
A day at the beach, Acadia NP

In two days I ride the Lake Shore Limited train all the way to Chicago. This should give me some time to catch up on the blog. But two days after that I leave for Badlands National Park. I’ll be busy traveling and photographing, and internet connectivity will be a problem. I don’t think I’ll be able to write much here until the trip is over in November.

If this trip goes well, I’m thinking of continuing #TerryTreksUSA early 2015. To be continued…

Otter Point at sunset, Acadia NP
Otter Point at sunset, Acadia NP
Terry
I'm Terry, former cubicle-dweller, and now traveler, photographer, writer, and entrepreneur. I quit my job in 2014 to travel to US national parks, then to South East Asia. I write about independent, flexible, long-term, budget travel. Sign up to my newsletter to get the latest news on what I'm up to. I hope you join me on my trek around the world.

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