What 13 People, from 12 Different Countries, Think is Weird about the U.S.A.

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.

Beautiful Murals Around the West Coast

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

Venice Beach, California

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

Crazy Ice Cream in Sacramento

There is no better dessert than ice cream. Perfect for a hot sunny day, or a late night Netflix binge. Sacramento, California is filled with very diverse ice cream shops. From giant cookie sandwiches, classic sundaes and ice cream stuffed doughnuts, you will not be disappointed. Here is my list for the top 10 ice … Continue reading Crazy Ice Cream in Sacramento

Backpack Italy: Exploring Sorrento

To get to Sorrento from Venice, we had to take an overnight bus to Naples. When we arrived in Naples around 8:00am the next morning we collected our belongings and went in search of the Circumvesuvian (the train that would take us to Sorrento). We walked through the station, which seemed to double as a … Continue reading Backpack Italy: Exploring Sorrento

Sweet Treats of New York City

New York City if filled with delicious and crazy food to eat. Since my brother lives near the city, one of my favorite things to do when we visit is to run around NYC and find the craziest food craze. Here is a list of the top five coolest treats I have found in New … Continue reading Sweet Treats of New York City

Sunday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

This past weekend we took a day trip to Coeuer d'Alene, Idaho. Before coming to Idaho, I pictured flat lands and potato farms. However, Idaho is mostly filled with grassy hills, acres of flowers and crops, and blue skies as far as the eye can see. It is also filled with quaint little towns to … Continue reading Sunday in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Universal Studios: Orlando V.S. Hollywood

If you are wondering the difference between Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida compared to the one in Hollywood, California, look no further. I have all the answers for you right here. Both parks are great to visit, and have a ton in common. However, due to Orlando having two parks, they most definitely have more … Continue reading Universal Studios: Orlando V.S. Hollywood

Hiking Mount Washington

Mount Washington is the highest peak in the Northeastern United States, standing at 6,288.2 feet. It is in New Hampshire and you can either hike it or drive your car to the top. Of course, I have no idea why anyone would drive when they could hike it, but it is great that is possible … Continue reading Hiking Mount Washington

White Water Rafting in Chattanooga

A few years ago I was on a service trip in Georgia that included a white water rafting excursion in Chattanooga, TN on the Ocoee river. The weather was hot , even though it was fall, and the water was the perfect temperature to keep you cool without freezing you to the bone. Our team … Continue reading White Water Rafting in Chattanooga