america, Ohio, Pennsylvania

CA to NJ: Day 7 — Two Cities, One Day

Pop Pop and I were on a roll today! We packed up my roof bag and secured it to my car and left Chicago early in the morning for Cleveland, Ohio. I was really trying to see places I probably would not have a reason to visit in my lifetime, so I decided on Cleveland,… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 7 — Two Cities, One Day

Colorado, Travel

CA to NJ: Day 3 — Work from Colorado

If you’ve kept up with my road trip 2.0 so far, you’re probably thinking it has been quite boring. I wouldn’t blame you. Pop Pop and I spent the first day and a half driving, and on Wednesday, Sept. 23, we worked. My uncle was super nice and let us work at his house in… Continue reading CA to NJ: Day 3 — Work from Colorado

america, California, Thoughts, Travel

CA to NJ: I’m headed home

Sept. 12, 2020 My best flow of thought and writing comes when I’m on airplanes, but even now, on my way to Los Angeles, it’s difficult to think of the words to say.   Let me start with this: I did not think when I picked up a freelance writing gig in early August it would… Continue reading CA to NJ: I’m headed home

america, travel tips

What is revenge travel and will you partake?

If there is one thing we learned during the coronavirus pandemic, it’s that Americans don’t like feeling trapped (i.e., protests against masks, flocking to bars as soon as they open and so on). America is still facing rising cases throughout the country and the uncertainty of when any sort of entertainment will return to “normal” is consequently… Continue reading What is revenge travel and will you partake?

Thoughts

Why Taking Photos is Important

“Millenials only see things through the lens of their cameras.” “Why don’t kids put down their cameras and live in the moment?” These are statements I’m sure most of us have heard or even thought—I can say I’ve done both. I actually just read an opinion article that determined that younger generations on their phones… Continue reading Why Taking Photos is Important

Travel, travel tips

What is “Adventure,” Really?

Hello, friends! Today I want to talk about a revelation I had about something I mentioned a few weeks back: adventure.   What is adventure? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s  an undertaking usually involving danger and unknown risks;an exciting or remarkable experience;an enterprise involving financial risk I want to focus on the first and second definitions.  An… Continue reading What is “Adventure,” Really?

Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

June 11, 2019 The western-style breakfast did not disappoint this morning with French toast, classic biscuits and gravy, eggs, fruit, yogurt and more. However, we had even more exciting things to do besides eat breakfast today. First up: horseback riding. I chuckled when Pop Pop said he was interested in a horseback ride, because I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Utah

Thoughts, Travel, travel tips

Americans Don’t Use Their Vacation Days, but They Should

Summer isn’t over yet and I’m already worrying about how I am going to occupy myself during winter and the slight seasonal depression that comes with it. My first thought is to escape to a warm island. Some people are busy planning their winter tropical getaways; however, many are not. They’re not going anywhere, even… Continue reading Americans Don’t Use Their Vacation Days, but They Should

Thoughts, travel tips

Why People are Fabricating their Vacations

This is a friendly reminder to not compare yourself to others. We are all guilty of it to some degree, whether it’s about worrying how fast you graduate from college compared to your classmates, your income, where you live or even how quickly you can get married and have kids. A new concern being added… Continue reading Why People are Fabricating their Vacations

Travel, travel tips

16 Travel Safety Tips You Should Know

Traveling can be an exciting escapade, but it’s not all fun and games. There should always be a concern for safety while traveling, regardless how comfortable you feel; You don’t want to be prepared only after you get scammed or robbed. Here are 16 safety tips that will keep you more protected during your adventures.… Continue reading 16 Travel Safety Tips You Should Know