London in 2 Days

London is so many different things. It’s different districts captivate different things people love. As much as The West End’s expensive taste and extravagant shopping attracts tourists, The City’s ancient history and architecture is a must-do. London has so many wonderful experiences and beautiful attractions and I soon learned this city isn’t doable in a week, let alone 2 days. But I did what I could in the time I had and it just showed me how much I needed to come back. Day 1: Southbank and The City With some of London’s most beautiful features and well known landmarks,…

Photo Essay: Mountainous

After a long January, I am getting back into blogging, photography and travel. Finals are done, life is getting back to normal and I am reaching my goals. That includes traveling this year more than I ever have. Reaching my goals and having fun. Living in Washington, I’ve dealt with mountains a lot. They’re amazing. Pure art, standing thousands of feet above me, everywhere I go. So here I’ll show you some of the most amazing mountains I’ve seen. Mountains are the most beautiful form of nature. Head here for some help on altitude sickness, here for some hiking, here for Washington’s best…

Which State is Right for You

Whether you live in the USA or if you want to come visit, it’s a huge country. And by huge, I mean huge. With 50 states and 1 federal district, it reaches from one ocean to another, and contains 3 major mountain ranges and a variety of ecosystems. Now, if you’re coming from out of the US and want to know where you want to visit, this will help you. You can’t just say “I’m going to the US!” Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. Nope. It should be “I’m going to California!” or “I’m going to Utah!” You need…

Top Weekend Destinations in Washington

Washingtonians are lucky. They’re surrounded by beautiful scenery and wonderful cities, and amazing getaways that you can make it to without missing any school or work. Taking Advantage of Weekends to Travel is very hard sometimes, so check out these ideas so you know exactly what and where you should go.   Orcas Island Orcas Island, out in the San Juan Islands, is a tranquil spot perfect for anyone in Washington to make it to for a full weekend of fun, whether you have kids or not.   Portland   Portland is the largest city in Oregon. If you need a weekend destination but…

Showcasing: Washington

Showcasing is a new series that is based solely on ‘showcasing’ a destination. Whether that destination be a city, state or country, I will show you the best stops. The best experiences. Where to go. What to see. The works. I’ll show you my best photos and stories from there as well. They will come out once a month, as the first blog post in a month. Washington, our first showcase, is the legendary Evergreen state. From seashores to towering mountains, Washington has some of the most astounding nature. With 3 national parks and 157 miles of serene coastline, you…

Why I Don’t Think the Smithsonian Museums are Worth It

When I say worth it, I mean worth the time. Not the money. Because they’re free. That’s one of the things that make them pull in more and more tourists. But if you’re time crunched and stressing out about what you can fit in, don’t try and do everything! Just don’t do the Smithsonian Museums! They may have some awesome stuff! They’re great to visit, especially for kids. But not nearly as great as other things, like the national galleries or the white house. But they bored me. They wasted the one day I had in Washington DC. Sorry if I’m…

The 10 Countries I Most Want to Visit

Ready for this? I’m excited about this post. To share with you where I want to go most in the world. What things I want to see. What places I want to go. What experiences I want to have. Do I want to go on a safari in South Africa, or a trek in Greenland? I guess we’ll find out. (Note: None of the photos in here are by me because, obviously, I don’t have pictures from any of these places.) 10. Italy Whether you’re interested in the creative Dolomites or beautiful Mediteranean beaches, Italy is surely for you. Or…

Canyonlands vs Arches National Park

Utah has the third most national parks of any state, but has the 13th most land of any state. Utah is filled with 5 national parks. Zion, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands and Arches. Canyonlands and Arches National Parks surround the city of Moab. Moab is a very touristy city. Jeep rentals, tours and motels crowd the area, while crazy rock formations surround it. However, you don’t want to waste the time you have in Moab! You want to spend the time you have in the right places. Arches National Park receives 1.5 million visitors annually, while Canyonlands much less,…

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…

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…