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…

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…

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…

The Best of New York City

10 million people. Thousands of buildings. A marvel of architecture and engineering. The most culturally diverse city in the world. New York City is many things. But boring is not one of them. Only 300 square miles, you couldn’t fit the entire city in a week, let alone a day. It’s revolutionary design, beautiful creativity and wide diversity make it the most interesting place to be. It’s like visiting China, Italy, Germany and Texas at the same time. New York City is, literally, the center of the universe. New York City is comprised of 5 boroughs, the most central of…

Why (And How) You Should Visit Boston

Known as ‘The Hub’ by its 700,000 residents, this historical mecca has long been a place where history buffs, baseball fans and university students are all together. With several major universities, including MIT and Harvard, within it’s boundaries, Boston was one of America’s first European colonies, housed by Puritans from the 1600’s onward. It is a city full of history, where it’s capacity to move forward is hindered by the tight streets and brick buildings of colonial Boston. Granted, that century-old feel is what gives Boston it’s New England feel. The obvious thing to do in Boston is Boston Common,…

Experience Chicago like a Local

Granted, I didn’t experience it exactly like a native. But after going to a Cub’s game, cruising along the river and swimming in Lake Michigan, it kinda felt like it. In 2016, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time since 1908. Wrigley Field, proud home of the Cubs, housed a sea of blue and white, most of which from the visiting Toronto Blue Jays fans. The stadium was full of them, and the rivaling home team, the Cubs, were ready for action. Today, we visited Wrigley Field. It’s a great place. Full of energy. I suppose…

Architecture in Chicago

After arriving in the Windy City via Amtrak, we went on a walk through the city filled with skyscrapers. Sorry, I don’t know all the names of the buildings. But they offer great views of the city above the Chicago River or bustling streets. After enjoying downtown, the Riverwalk and all the rest, we headed to The Second City. The highest rated comedy show in Chicago and a training center for actors, comedians, writers and artists.   At The Second City, we had a blast. Probably the funniest night of my life, I was constantly cracking up at the show…

Aspen and Maroon Bells

Aspen, one of the most affluent towns in the United States and the foremost ski resort of North America, is a picture perfect Colorado paradise, both in Summer and Winter. 3 hours from Denver and 1 hour from Glenwood Springs, Aspen is home for the rich, and a winter vacation for the richer. High profile visitors have been coming here for over a century. But Aspen is more than that. A nature lovers paradise, a skiers home and a hikers heaven, the city is surrounded by Colorado’s finest mountains. With a ski resort right next to the town, you can…

California Zephyr to Glenwood Springs, CO

Today was my first time in Colorado. So far it is a pretty awesome state. The nature is all right there. Granted, I haven’t seen much yet. But pulling up to Glenwood Springs Station on my Amtrak train, I think I saw a good amount. After losing my phone in an Uber, we had quite an experience trying to get it back. We finally did, and once that extreme stress moment was over, I decided I needed to visit Glenwood Springs Hot Springs. Not only a hot springs, it is the worlds largest natural hot springs! The water, reminding me…