California

Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

June 16, 2019 Pop Pop left yesterday and I am officially in LA with just my own company. I cannot say enough how thankful I am to have Hallie’s apartment to myself for the time being. It’s the one thing I am sure of right now, and it’s the one thing making me comfortable. Since… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: By Myself in Cali

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Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

June 12, 2019 Time flew by and Pop Pop and I reached the seventh and final day of our cross-country road trip. We had my favorite meal of the day at the quaint Southwest Diner that provided a complimentary breakfast with our stay at the Best Western there in Boulder City. Our last destination of… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Nevada to California

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

Colorado, Travel, Utah

Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah

June 10, 2019 I really wish I could have stayed longer in Fort Collins with my family. Besides just being very artsy, Fort Collins seems to have a very outdoorsy culture with many activities centered around the nearby mountains. I was of course just thankful to see my family and my mini-me cousin, since I… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado to Utah

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Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado

June 9, 2019 After driving through some more farmland, Pop Pop and I finally found some new landscape: mountains! As we drove northwest to Fort Collins, we got closer and closer to the Rocky Mountains. For Collins is apparently located in the foothills of the Rockies. I was super excited to finally experience Fort Collins… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Colorado

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Cross Country Road Trip: The History of Wilson, Kansas’ Midland Railroad Hotel

June 10, 2019 Yesterday was a long day—from starting off at the Country Hall of Fame in Nashville and then visiting the Gateway Arch, to driving until 3 in the morning in a violent storm to a boutique hotel we randomly found. As I said, though, the hotel we stayed at was so charming and… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: The History of Wilson, Kansas’ Midland Railroad Hotel

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Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee to Missouri to Kansas

June 9, 2019 As much as it pained me to leave Nashville, I knew I had other exciting things to look forward to like driving, and lots of it. Day three of our road trip was a heavy driving day—some of it by accident—which I will talk about later. We left Nashville around 1 p.m.… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee to Missouri to Kansas

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Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee Pt. 2

June 8, 2019 Pop Pop and I had some more notes to sing in Music City before we left, so day three of our road trip started with a walk through of the Country Music Hall of Fame and a tour of Hatch Show Print. When you go to book your Country Music Hall of… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee Pt. 2

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Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee

June 7, 2019 There’s a reason number two is my favorite number…. Pop Pop and I woke up, ate a satisfying hotel breakfast and headed for Music City for day two of our road trip. I chose to got to Nashville because I am in a wedding and the bachelorette party is in Nashville. Unfortunately,… Continue reading Cross Country Road Trip: Tennessee

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