I flew into San Antonio a few weeks ago to drive to Florida with some of my friends who were moving back into college. I've been across the whole of Texas, but San Antonio may be my favorite place in the state. It has such a calm and comfortable feeling, like a drink of cold … Continue reading San Antonio: The Alamo, The River Walk & Baseball Games
Sacramento is a city that is both easygoing and full of life. It has a busy downtown area with a great night life, daytime activites to do with the family, tons of events going on, and is surrounded by clusters of different towns that offer many different outdoor recreation activities. 1.) Old Town It is … Continue reading 5 Things to do in Sacramento, California
Lake Tahoe is one of California's most beautiful places to see. To be honest, before heading out to Cali, I had never heard of this magical place. But, after being dragged along... I am in love. A group of us took a two hour road trip up to Lake Tahoe in late September. The first … Continue reading Lake Tahoe Love
Devil's Den is an underground spring in northern Florida where you can go scuba diving. Two of my best friends and I made a pit stop there at the start of our road trip, on our way to North Carolina. We only spent a few hours diving, but it was an unforgettable experience. You can … Continue reading Diving at Devil’s Den
We woke up the next morning in our hostel, M&J Hostel, in Rome. The plan was to sleep late but we got such a good night sleep that we woke up a lot earlier than expected. So, we got ready and then set off to go to the Vatican City. We casually made our way … Continue reading Backpack Italy: Vatican City
We took a bus from Naples to Rome, headed to our hostel and passed out on our beds when we got there. The next morning we headed down to the bar underneath the hostel, where we bought juice, a cappuccino and a crusant for only €3.00, thanks to a deal our hostel had with the bar. I … Continue reading Backpack Italy: When in Rome…
I spent the past year driving, and living, all over the western United States. I learned and accomplished a lot during my time there. Most things I learned have to do with what the wild, wild west is really like. From the changing environments of California, that transport you to a new world just by … Continue reading 10 Things to Know About the Wild, Wild West.
Santa Monica is one of my favorite places in California. The beach is beautiful, the town is sunny and clean, the boardwalk is old and rustic, the air is fresh and, best of all, it is the end of the line on Route 66! There is a lot to do here, especially if you are … Continue reading Santa Monica, California
We got up early that morning to head to Pompeii. We had packed the night before, so we got up, dressed and headed to the train station. We bought tickets to stop at Pompeii, then to continue to Naples afterwards. For breakfast, we bought those giant doughnuts again and sat at the cafe in the … Continue reading Backpack Italy: A Day in Pompeii
By 8:00am we were up and ready to go to Capri! We checked-out of our hotel, stored our backpacks and met the bus outside the hostel at 8:20am. Due to our last minute plan change, our current hostel had no space available of that night, but they connected us to another down the street that … Continue reading Backpack Italy: Capri
The bus took us from Amalfi to Positano in under 10 minutes. The bus ride was super scary, as we flew down the congested roads right on the edge of the cliff. When we got off the bus we thought that we were in the wrong place. We were on the road and could see … Continue reading Backpack Italy: Positano
We woke up, in our hostel in Sorrento, a bit late that morning. But by 9:30am we headed to the bus station to get tickets to take us to the Amalfi coast. We bought all day passes for €8.00, then took a quick walk downtown to grab breakfast, because the bus would not be around for … Continue reading Backpack Italy: Amalfi
A huge benefit of traveling is that you end up having friends all over the world. Every place you go and everyone you meet has a different type of culture or set of social norms. Recently, I was writing an essay for a TEFL course in regards to cultural differences. I decided to Facebook message … Continue reading What 13 People, from 12 Different Countries, Think is Weird about the U.S.A.
The minds of artists... their ideas... the way they share their stories, can be fascinating, beautiful and sometimes make you wonder... My favorite type of art is any type of paintings. I love portraits, landscapes and of course, murals. Wherever city you venture you can surely find a mural around somewhere. Here are some beautiful … Continue reading Beautiful Murals Around the West Coast
Along the coast of California, not too far from downtown Los Angeles, you will find Venice Beach. One of the many beaches you think of when you think of California. If you manage to find free parking along the many back streets and walk the long distance to the boardwalk, the first thing that will … Continue reading Venice Beach, California