I have been experiencing a lot of wanderlust the past couple of weeks and I want to go on a trip next summer after I graduate from high school.
I have traveled throughout the United States and have been to about 10 countries with my family. I have never traveled outside of Wisconsin alone before and I'm ready to do so.
I consider myself very adventurous; I like to hike, backpack, camp, canoe/kayak, fish, hunt, snorkel, etc. However, I have more intellectual side as well- museums, history, culture, and art are some other things I enjoy. Basically all I'm saying is that I'm open to many different activities.
I would like an adventure, but since I'll be young and it would be my first trip solo, it is necessary that the destination is safe. I am very confident in my "on-trail" skills so that is never an issue for me.
Money is a slight concern for me. $3000 would be at the absolute maximum. I would love to spend less, but I'm willing to put that much down. I will be in Hawaii for the first two weeks of July with family and my grandfather is covering my airfare. With that in mind, rather than flying back to the mainland at the conclusion of that trip, I presume my grandfather would fund the airfare to another location from there (also assuming the cost of a different flight doesn't exceed that of one back to Chicago). If that were to happen, I would only have to pay for one flight back home to Chicago.
With all that being said, where in the world should I go??? I'm open to road trips and flights to any country/state. Considering I'll be in Hawaii for two weeks and I wouldn't really want to focus this trip on beaches, snorkeling, etc. I'm thinking a 1-2 week trip anytime during mid July to mid August. Thanks!