One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings
The Best Beach in the U.S.
As I'm writing this, it's a record temperature of -25 here in Chicago, so I'm going to tell you about Charlotte's and my first couple days in Florida last May; then, I can reminisce on the warmth. We flew into Tampa with my parents and stayed at the Quality Inn and Conference Center, which had… Continue reading The Best Beach in the U.S.
Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP
I still have lots to tell you about Charlotte's visit in May, including our time in Florida, as well as my own trip to Colorado shortly after. Keep a lookout for those posts coming in the next weeks! For now, I recently wrote an article for my internship with Study Breaks Magazine about some travel… Continue reading Travel Books That Will Have You Booking Your Next Trip ASAP
On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle
Happy National Siblings Day!
Happy National Siblings Day! For those of you who have read my blog in the past, you may have noticed that I mention my "sister" at times, Charlotte, who I visited in England last year. For those of you who know me personally, you know I don't have any siblings but that Charlotte and I… Continue reading Happy National Siblings Day!
Personal & Travel Update!
Sorry, I missed posting last week. I was actually applying for an internship! I'm going to be leaving my job at Starbucks in about three more weeks. Three years with them is long enough for me, and it's time for a change. I'll be interning with Study Breaks Magazine as a writer for the summer!… Continue reading Personal & Travel Update!
Ansel Adams: Who I Aim To Be
Last week, I posted Who I Currently Resemble As A Photographer: Robert Adams. Today I'd like to talk about the photographer I aim to be like: Ansel Adams (no relation to Robert). His black and white landscape photography is phenomenal! Like Robert Adams, Ansel Adams focused on the American West, but he also captured so much… Continue reading Ansel Adams: Who I Aim To Be
Snowdonia National Park, Wales
So, I had never been to a national park before until I visited England. I mainly only had US ones on my list to visit such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mount Rainier. Charlotte took us to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, and it was incredible! Unfortunately, we didn't explore too much, but if we had more… Continue reading Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Florida Travel Announcement
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I'm sure you are excited and preparing for the holidays. I just wanted to announce two things! My 21st birthday is coming at the end of April, and Charlotte is going to visit from England! I've had a countdown on the sidebar for the last month or so. We… Continue reading Florida Travel Announcement