Which Skyscrapers Are the Best in New York City

During my time in New York City, I went up three different skyscrapers. The Empire State Building, the Rockefeller Center and the One World Trade Center. The 1st, 5th and 39th tallest buildings in the United States. They all have amazing views, amazing technology and an amazing feeling as you stand above the city that never sleeps. But what you want to know, is which one is better? Categories Views During my time up each of the buildings, I took a lot of photos. I mean, I was looking over the city of New York! There was a lot to…

Getting Up Early vs Sleeping In Late: A Traveler’s Guide

Getting up early is the best option. There are many upsides to it. You can watch the beautiful sunrise like here in Charleston. Get rid of skeptical characters and meet the local people like in San Francisco, or enjoy the peace and quiet. There are so many reasons that you shouldn’t waste precious travel time in the morning by getting your beauty sleep! I list them all here in the Top 10 Travel Tips from a Traveler. Of course, there are exceptions. If you have children, or you stayed up late the night before partying, then of course you should sleep in! But otherwise,…

How to Travel on a Budget and Stick to It

Budget traveling is the best kind of traveling. You can stretch out your trip more, see more of what your destination has to offer, and have the most fun! After all, the best things in life are free. Budget travel, in my experience, is easy. You just need to know how to work it. Many people find it hard to travel without spending loads of money. But with the right resources and good education on what to do and what not to do while traveling, you can survive for a good $50 a day, or less!   Planning Airfare For airfare,…

Top 10 Travel Tips from a Traveler

After 8 countries and 28 states, I think I can say that I have learned what it’s like to be a traveler. I have backpacked, budgeted and booked many trips, and will continue to do so to many more. It is in this way that I have learned how to travel the best, sometimes the hard way. Thinking of many factors, like safety, photos and fun, here are 10 things I have learned as a traveler.   Carry Cash Everywhere Cash is important in most countries. Places like Thailand and South Africa don’t always take credit cards, and as such…

How to Travel Across the US for Less than $2,000

If I were to ask someone where in the US they wanted to go most, the answers I would get would range. Drastically. But many of them would include places like Moab, New York City, Washington DC. What about San Francisco? Chicago, or the mountains of Colorado? Those are some of the most dramatic, most popular and most beautiful destinations in all of the Continental United States. But seeing all of them is a hassle. Whatever your issue is, whether it be money, time, school or work, seeing a continent, going from one ocean to another. It’s practically unheard of….

Amtrak for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (And Dessert)

If you find yourself on a train for days on end like I did, then you will also find yourself in the dining car of the train, having to pick and choose from the limited menu they offer you. It’s a blatant reality that the food on the train is not ideal, specifically for those with dietary restrictions. I can’t help with what Amtrak offers for food. What I can help with is showing you if the food is actually good and wholeheartedly not going to kill you, and what food to eat. During the planning of my two week backpacking trip…

Why I Think CityPASS is the best way to see New York City

In my opinion, the best way to do things is also the cheapest way (most of the time.) To get the best bang for your buck, you usually have to search low and high for a great option to save money and to get easy access to what you want to do! Using CityPASS, which is available in every major city in the USA, you can see all of New York City’s best, for a price that is discounted by 42%! I highly recommend getting CityPASS for your trip to NYC, making it an affordable and accessible way to see…

Where To Sit On the Train Across America

In August, I took a train, with a few stops along the way, from Seattle to South Carolina. This trip, along with many stories that will outlive me, left me sitting in the Observation Car of Amtrak’s California Zephyr, America’s second longest train route, looking at the wonderful scenery through the dirty windows of the train car. Here, I want to highlight exactly where and when you want to sit on the train. Because, throughout my 104 hours of train experience, I have learned that you really do want to be looking out the window.   Coast Starlight Washington My home…

Renting a Jeep in Moab, Utah

Moab is huge! And I don’t just mean Moab the city. Surrounding this desert oasis is a vast variety of natural wonder. Within an hours drive of the city, there are two national parks, a national monument, a national forest and a national recreational area. Moab is a backpacker’s dream! It’s anyone’s dream, really. Obviously, if you brought a car with you, you can definitely use that to see the nature right outside your hotel window. But my absolute favorite way to see Eastern Utah’s natural beauty is by renting a jeep. It let’s you see the things you wouldn’t…