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9 top road trip travel tips

I did a big road trip across America by myself this summer. I drove through 14 states for a total distance of over 6,147 miles (9,887km). You can read a…

An affordable travel gift guide for your nomadic friend

You know that friend that’s always on the go? The one that’s off to a new, exotic destination each month or about to embark on a six-month backpacking trip around…

Visiting Hoover Dam: A travel guide of what you need to know

Dam that’s one big concrete wall… I’m sorry but I had to. No more puns, I promise. For a giant wall of concrete, the Hoover Dam is surprisingly photogenic and…

My great American road trip

This summer I did a lot of driving. 6,147 miles (9,887km) or 86 hours to be exact. I drove from Texas to Arizona to Colorado to Pennsylvania, stopped in Western…

A review of Antelope Canyon: Is it worth it?

Antelope Canyon is nestled in a neighborhood of natural wonders. To the south lies the Grand Canyon. To the west, you have Lake Powell and Zion National Park and to…

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A history of Halloween and its Irish roots

In New Zealand Halloween is in the middle of spring . We therefore don’t have many of the same ‘Fall’ traditions usually associated with this time of the year in…

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A travel guide to exploring Vail in summer

When I think of Vail I think of lush ski resorts complete with gorgeous fireplaces and expensive furniture. I think of epic skiing, hot chocolates and faux fur scarves, hats…

Entering the newspaper industry

What a month to enter the professional world of journalism. Harvey, Irma, Mexico, Las Vegas, North Korea, California, Somalia, the list goes on. What a month for humanity really. It…

How I spent one day in Chicago

Chicago is a beautiful city. Set on Lake Michigan with the Chicago River running through it, it has a gorgeous skyline that offers an eclectic mix of architecture — old,…

A travel guide to Presque Isle State Park

It’s not a ‘real’ beach, but it’s pretty darn close. I spent four years in Pennsylvania less than an hour down the road from Presque Isle State Park in Erie,…