Pennsylvania

A History and Holiday-Filled Day Trip to Philadelphia

It was sunny in Philadelphia today (it was actually cloudy and a bit drizzly out). In my heart it was sunny, though, because I was taking a special someone by the name of Sam there for the first time in his life, and it was my first time during the holidays. We started our day… Continue reading A History and Holiday-Filled Day Trip to Philadelphia

travel tips

25 Travel-Themed Gifts Below $25

The holidays are here, and so is shopping time. If you have a frequent traveler in your life, you might want to think about giving them a gift they can really use. Here are 25 travel-themed presents that won’t break the bank.  LifeStraw This gadget is a game changer. The slim, light-weight “straw” removes 99.99%… Continue reading 25 Travel-Themed Gifts Below $25

Australia

Oz: Week Nine of Classes

Week seven of classes may have been the most uneventful, but week nine of classes was the laziest. Well, the week was not lazy; I was. I got home from the best trip with Pop Pop late Sunday night and I was so upset that it was over. The fact that I had to go… Continue reading Oz: Week Nine of Classes

europe, France

Paris Day 1: A Stroll and a Lesson

I felt the tears well up in my eyes as I exited the plane with a huge grin on my face. I had waited eight years to come back to the city that stole my heart. Bonjour Paris, comment allez-vous? My Pop Pop arranged a driver to grab us from the airport. We moved through… Continue reading Paris Day 1: A Stroll and a Lesson

Costa Rica, North America

Costa Rica Day 3: Flying through the Canopy

Rain, rain go away, come again another day…when I’m not in Costa Rica! The rain altered our plans a bit for the day, but what a day it was. I hopped out of bed around 7 a.m. to head to the beach to ride some waves, but it was pouring out and we decided to… Continue reading Costa Rica Day 3: Flying through the Canopy