Juggling Travel and School

Some of you (Most of you) probably know that I am only 14 years old. Barely in High School, and yet somehow I manage to travel near and far to take beautiful photos and see beautiful places. That’s because I know how to juggle travel and school. The first main thing is that you can’t be worried about visiting far away places. Sure, when you have time over times like Summer or Winter Break. But when you only have a week off school, or even a 3 day weekend, you can’t be worried about flying to Africa and going on…

Budget Travel for Dummies

Ever tried budget travel? It’s pretty hard. You want to buy clothes, food and experiences. Get your photo taken! Go on a cruise. Hell, even I want to! It’s hard, for sure. It was hard for me to travel across the country on a budget, and yes, we had a few binge days. But check out my blogs in August for the full update on Backpacking across the US on a low budget, or here. Budget travel, unlike common knowledge, doesn’t consist of saying no. It consists of saying YES! Say yes to having fun, on a budget. Say yes to…

Taking Advantage of Weekends to Travel

I think everyone wants to travel, in one way or another. Be free! Explore! That’s what life is about, after all. That’s what some of us live for. Of course, some of us don’t have the option of spending thousands of dollars to fly to international destinations, or go on big fancy cruises. Some of us are weighed down, either financially or by work, school, or family. This is about the some of us. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I am a little bit more lucky than some of you when it comes to what I can fit in a…

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…

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,…