If you were going to make a list of the top 100 things to do in America, what would you include in the list? Recently I received a copy of Bill Clevlen’s new book called 100 Things to Do In America Before You Die that helps you start your list of fun things to do here in our great nation. Know what I like the most about this book? The list is experience based rather than just a list of locations! That means that this book is full of ways to create memories with the special people in your life rather than a list of destinations that cost a lot of money!
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100 Things to Do in America Before You Die
From all of our road trips and travels, the things we remember the most are the experiences not necessarily the locations.
We’ll never forget the time we told the kids we were driving 3 hours just to go to a state park. When we pulled in to Indiana Dunes State Park and climbed the sand dunes at Lake Michigan, we had an experience we’ll always remember.
We will never forget the feeling of climbing to the top of Stone Mountain and then watching the rain come in while we were trying to get to the bottom before that mountain got slippery. You truly feel like you’re on top of the world.
We’ve explored Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and had fun taking perspective pictures.
We know the importance of always carry extra bottles of waters when we are on road trips or exploring the city because of the time we ran out of water in Boston. We were exploring the Freedom Trail and finally got to Bunker Hill after hours of walking and couldn’t find a place to buy a bottle of water. Lesson learned. Don’t hike in the heat and expect to find water on every corner, even if you are in a big city.
We’ve explored most of the eastern coast of the United States, but there is so much more to discover and explore in America. 100 Things to do in America is a great resource that helps us all create lists and plan the things we want to add to our summer list of places to go and things to experience. There are “photo op” locations that are famous and noteworthy like the Hollywood Sign, the White House, and Niagara Falls.
Another section is geared toward sports and recreation experiences like kayaking in the Everglades or visiting Cooperstown, the home of Baseball.
We love exploring and want to make as many memories with our family as we possibly can. I love this quote from the author: “Remember every road trip leads to another great destination. Get out there and rediscover America for yourself!”
About the Book
100 Things to Do in America Before You Die is a fun guide to understanding the complex fabric of the United States and the people that call it home. This book isn’t simply a listing of places to visit but a catalogue of uniquely American experiences. From sipping on southern sweet tea to standing where the Wright Brothers tested their first flying machine. Each experience makes up an important piece of our American story.
You’ll find an enlightening mix of history, entertainment, art, food, sports, and even places to cross off your selfie bucket list. As an added bonus, you’ll also find amusing trivia questions on every page. Most important of all, 100 Things to Do in America Before You Die was written to inspire road trips across the country. Mountains, museums, fried chicken, small towns, and yes, even the world’s tallest mailbox they all await you. Buckle up. It’s going to be a fun ride.
About the Author
It is the greatest job in the world, getting to travel across America and find people and places making our country great.
I’ve been on the radio, based in Saint Louis, Missouri for over 16 years. “Bill On The Road” was born in 2013 – largely because I became fed up with reading so many negative stories, focusing on bad things about cities and states – instead of highlighting the positives.
Where do you want to go next and what do you want to experience this summer? That’s the question we all have to ask and this book can help!