The Fourth of July may not hold any significance for our many friends across the Atlantic, but here in the U.S. it’s Independence Day– the date we celebrate our freedom from the tyranny of British rule by eating way too much BBQ and setting off mass quantities of high-powered explosives.
For the first time ever, we’ve left our native Atlanta to celebrate our nation’s 236th birthday in New York City, staying in an East Village apartment provided by our friends at Roomorama and watching the Big Apple’s big fireworks display from a friend’s house in Hoboken, New Jersey. It’s my daughter’s first time in NYC, so we’ll also be visiting the Statue of Liberty, bicycling around Central Park, exploring the Museum of Natural History, and getting an incredible sunset view from the Top Of The Rock.
For those of you who aren’t galavanting about today (perhaps wisely staying inside to avoid the incredible heat wave), we thought we’d share some of our favorite stories we’ve done about ecotourism destinations right here in the good ol’ U.S. of A. Hope all our friends, both here and abroad, will have a memorable day! –Bret Love