A Guide to Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula

If you’re visiting the state of Washington, chances are you’re going to spend some time in Seattle, the state’s largest city. You’ve probably considered checking out the Olympic Peninsula, too, where you can hike deep into the forests and explore the rugged west coast beaches. Those are two very cool places to visit, but there’s… Continue reading A Guide to Washington’s Kitsap Peninsula

Exploring the Evergreen State: 12 Places to Visit in Western Washington

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The great state of Washington is definitely my favorite of the 50 United States (thus far). Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but it holds a pretty special place in my heart. There are plenty of reasons to explore the Evergreen State, and lots of scenic places to visit in western Washington. The Pacific Northwest… Continue reading Exploring the Evergreen State: 12 Places to Visit in Western Washington

48 Hours in Kansas City: My Weekend KC Itinerary

This is less of a how to spend 48 hours in Kansas City and more of how I spent 48 hours in Kansas City. I didn’t want to just post a photo diary without any recommendations, but I’m also not ready to post a full city guide yet. I know I’ll return to Kansas City… Continue reading 48 Hours in Kansas City: My Weekend KC Itinerary

10 Day Mid South Roadtrip Itinerary

I wasn’t quite sure what to call this roadtrip itinerary. I went with “Mid South” simply because it only includes a few states (Tennessee, North Carolina, and Georgia), and none of the Deep South (a region I’m keen to explore). So I’m settling on Mid South roadtrip itinerary. I hope that’s okay with y’all. I… Continue reading 10 Day Mid South Roadtrip Itinerary

A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

The Coromandel is where Kiwis go on holiday. This scenic peninsula is located on the Eastern side of the North Island, not far from Auckland. It’s full of lush forests, rolling green hills, beautiful beaches, and small, quiet towns. It’s the perfect place for a vacation, whether you live in New Zealand or you’re just… Continue reading A Guide to New Zealand’s Coromandel Peninsula

A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

Oamaru is mostly known for a few things: the blue penguins, the Victorian architecture, and the Steampunk culture. This seaside town is located on the Eastern coast of New Zealand’s South Island, between Christchurch and Dunedin. Most people visit mainly to see the blue penguins return to shore in the evenings, but Oamaru draws a… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Oamaru, New Zealand

24 Hour Guide to Downtown Las Vegas (on a Budget)

Most Vegas tourists only see the strip, but there’s another side to the city that you need to check out! Here’s how to spend 1 day in Downtown Las Vegas on a budget. … On my budget trip to Las Vegas last year, I decided to (mostly) stay away from the strip. Instead of spending… Continue reading 24 Hour Guide to Downtown Las Vegas (on a Budget)

A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

Most visitors to New Zealand begin their journey in Auckland. International flights arrive in Queenstown, Wellington, and other major cities, but most likely, your flight will touch down in Auckland first. This is the city that greets visitors from all over the world and welcomes them to Aotearora, so it only makes sense that I… Continue reading A Guide to Auckland, New Zealand

A Quick Guide to Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs is a small resort-style town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. Nestled into the hills, its proximity to the outdoors and its relaxed vibe draw in plenty of tourists. The whole town is like a well-groomed park, with tree-lined walkways, open outdoor spaces, and easy access to trails. While Hanmer… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

A Guide to Napier, New Zealand

Napier is a small coastal city on the North Island of New Zealand. It’s part of the larger Hawke’s Bay region, along with the city of Hastings. Napier is known for a few things: Art Deco, nature, and wine. After the Hawke’s Bay Earthquake of 1931, the city was largely rebuilt in the Art Deco… Continue reading A Guide to Napier, New Zealand