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…

15 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Peru

Peru. South America’s dream destination. Culture, nature and city life make this underlying paradise perfect to visit for families and solo travelers alike. It has such amazing spots as Lima’s downtown and, of course, Machu Picchu, and is full of amazing people. These 15 photos perfectly show you exactly what Peru is like, and I promise, at the end of this you’ll want to visit the country yourself. In February 2017, I visited Peru. I went to such amazing places as Lima and Cuzco. Volunteered in orphanages and schools. I even saw the most beautiful ruins, both surrounding the Cuzco area, and around Machu Picchu. Peru is full of…

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…

Business vs Coach vs Sleeper

If you haven’t already seen it, and before reading this, you should definitely go check out Amtrak’s US Rail Pass. Find super cheap deals to see as much of the country as you can. For me, it was $450 to go to 21 states in 2 weeks. I know. That’s what I thought when I first saw it too. Go find more information on it here or here. To sign up for that US Rail Pass, you also need to know what seat to buy. Coach, Business or Sleeper. Let’s quickly describe all of those here for you: Coach: Reasonably comfortable and the…

Why Terrorism Won’t Stop Me from Traveling (And Shouldn’t Stop You Either)

Here’s some interesting statistics. You are more likely to die from obesity than terrorism. A toddler has a higher chance of killing you than a terrorist. In the past 5 years, you were 4 times more likely to be struck by lightning than killed by a terrorist. 4 times!! Unless you’ve been struck by lightning anytime recently, I don’t think you need to be worried. Of course, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to be aware. In 2016, a total of 25,600 deaths occurred via terrorism worldwide (although 6,700 of them were terrorists that died.) Although it seems like a…

Photo Essay: Modernity

Modernity. Eternity. History. The past syncs with the future. And the future is now. The future is towering skyscrapers, shimmering lights and creative capabilities. It is the capacity to show nothing, or everything, in one photograph. It is the explicit ability to show one thing. Today.   As you know, photo essays are a new thing for me. I have decided to release one photo essay a month. A photo essay consists of one theme, consistent throughout the whole project. 10 photos that display this theme are chosen, and they all go into the essay!   In this case, it…

My Favorite Travel Apps

The best way to find cheap deals, great destinations and awesome ideas is simple: Apps! There are apps for everything now. You can read someone’s blog post, or find hotels the day of. Rent someone’s car, or keep track of where you’ve been in the world! Here are some of the best apps I have ever used on my iPhone to travel the world. Airfare: Airhelp – Simple; Get paid when you’re delayed! It’s the easiest way to get money when your flight is delayed. Jetradar – A good system to find a flight when you know where and when you want…

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…