This is an entry into Fortnightly Topic Challenge #36: Twisted Classics 1. First time doing an FTC, so let me know what you think.
Let's take a little trip around the world, shall we? Make sure to write me when you get there!
My first's in Rhode Island and certainly in Greece
My second's in Gotthard, Odisha holds this piece
My third's in Bethlehem or Deseret I vow
My fourth is in Bahrain, and living with the Miao
My fifth's in Savannah, mixed with the Cherokee
My sixth is in Bismarck, hidden among the Cree
My seventh's in Vineyard; at home in Morocco
My eighth's in Bar Harbor, and mingling with the Ho
Put them all together and I hope you will see
To answer this riddle, what will you have to be?