- Time: 4 Days
- Distance: 1850 miles
There is nothing that I love more than road trips. That being said, the Orlando to Colorado trip stands out as one of the most memorable for me.
It was such an exhilarating experience from beginning to end. It did not take me too long to plan my trip; I started by checking for pet-friendly stops on the route because I was traveling with my dog. The trail is one of the most interesting as it is laced with the fanciest hotels, excellent restaurants, and countless attractions.
I started the road trip early in Orlando at 10 am and drove to Valdosta while enjoying vintage country music. After driving for over three hours, I arrived in Valdosta and rested for about an hour. I enjoyed delicious dishes at the Steel Magnolias Restaurant before hitting the road again.
After driving for three and a half hours, I got to Atlanta and stayed there for the night at the W Atlanta Midtown. I took some of the finest American and intercontinental meals here, and by the next morning, I was back on the road.
It took me four hours to drive from W Atlanta Midtown to Nashville and upon reaching this city, I relaxed and toured for about three and a half hours.
Later, I left in the afternoon and drove for two and a half hours until I got to Evansville. I booked a room at the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Evansville East and took perfectly-made European delicacies at the Ristorante Italiano. It was a peaceful night rest at Evansville, and I slept early as I had to hit the road pretty early the next morning.
It took about three hours from Evansville to get to St. Louis, and it was one of the smoothest parts of the trip. After reaching St. Louis, I fulfilled my long-time dream of dining at Oklahoma Joe’s BBQ and Catering. This place has the best steak in town. Mixing the steak with sweet corn and chilled lemonade felt tastier than I had ever dreamed of. My time in St. Louis was the most memorable part of my voyage. I made friends with the locals and used the opportunity to learn how to make authentic and traditional American steak.
I left this fantastic city the next morning at 9 am and headed for Russell, which is five hours away. I did not stop enjoying fine music on my way, and the only difference here was that I had switched to jazz.
I got to Russell at about 1:30 pm and once again, searched for the coolest restaurant around and ordered for only snacks, a big cheeseburger to be precise, and completed it with some soft drinks. Relaxing at Russell for about one hour, I chatted with the locals before resuming driving on the way to Burlington in Colorado.
After driving for about three hours from Russell I saw the sign, ‘welcome to Burlington.’ It is one of the most exciting cities in the state, but that was not my destination. I stopped in Burlington for like one hour while touring their local shops and farms, then resumed driving for almost three hours before eventually reaching Colorado Springs at 9 pm.
I have been on a lot of road trips, but this one is very spectacular. Right from the beginning at Orlando till when I got to Colorado Springs, it was sheer fun all the way. It was very spontaneous for me, I checked in at hotels without any prior scheduling, and it all added to the fun and excitement. You should try out this journey someday and experience the very best of America!