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…

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…

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…

Making Sure You See the Best Beach in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina is a picturesque coastal town on the Atlantic Ocean. The pastel colors of the Battery are a great introduction to the kindness of the Southern people and the warm waters of the Mid-Atlantic. First, I would head to Pineapple Fountain, where you can find the best sunrise views in South Carolina, seeing the Arthur Ravenel Bridge in the distance. It’s a common spot for photographers, but get there early; you will be swarmed with runners, walkers and locals by 7:00. The top thing to do in Charleston is to see The Battery. A great spot for relaxing,…

A Guide to the Memorials and Museums of Washington D.C.

Well, the worthwhile ones at least. Washington D.C., and more specifically the National Mall, holds several major museums and memorials dedicated to preserving the history of the United States of America, and in some cases, the world. Here, I have listed only the places I deemed ‘worthwhile’ to visit. If it isn’t here, I didn’t think that you should waste your time doing it. It’s just not worth it to go to every single one of the stops, only to find that half of them were useless. That’s why I put this together. Lincoln Memorial This popular memorial was built…