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

7 Awesome U.S. Cities That Deserve a Return Visit

Many people are of the “been there, done that” mindset when it comes to traveling. Once a place has been checked off the list, they never visit again. But some places are worth returning to. While I love exploring new places as much as any other traveler, I’m often inclined to revisit a place I’ve… Continue reading 7 Awesome U.S. Cities That Deserve a Return Visit

Stay in this Minimalist Midtown Studio Airbnb in Kansas City

On my most recent visit to Kansas City, Missouri, I stayed in an AirBnB in Midtown. This cozy studio apartment exemplifies exactly why I love AirBnBs so much: affordable pricing, unique design, and an overall home-y feeling. The studio apartment is connected to the back of an historic home in the Volker neighborhood. There is… Continue reading Stay in this Minimalist Midtown Studio Airbnb in Kansas City

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

I’ve been to a lot of museums. Every city I visit includes a trip to the local art museum(s). Besides the fact that museums are often free (a definite plus for a budget traveler like myself), I really enjoy the peace and quiet you find there. And of course, I love looking at the art.… Continue reading Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art // Kansas City, Missouri

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

8 Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee

If you’re visiting Chattanooga, Tennessee, make sure you add these 8 fun things to do in Chattanooga to your itinerary! … Chattanooga, Tennessee is a city I’ve never considered visiting. Even heading out on my mid-South roadtrip through Tennessee, North Carolina, and Northern Georgia, Chattanooga wasn’t top of my mind. Based on the route, however,… Continue reading 8 Fun Things to Do in Chattanooga, Tennessee

See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Rock City is a classic American tourist attraction. It uses beautiful natural surroundings, and then mixes in some weird, kitsch-y stuff to create a very strange yet magical world. Located in the American South, Rock City is on top of Lookout Mountain, straddling the line between Tennessee and Georgia. Most people visit while staying in… Continue reading See Rock City Gardens // Chattanooga, TN

Guide to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina is a must-see attraction for anyone that loves architecture, history, and gardens. Keep reading for my full guide to the Biltmore, including what to do, things to know, top tips, and a sample itinerary for the day. … I took a week-long road trip earlier this year through… Continue reading Guide to The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina

Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most popular national park. It sees well over 10 million visitors every year! That’s almost twice as much as the second-most-visited national park (Grand Canyon National Park sees 5 ½ million visitors a year). Naturally, I had to see what all the fuss was about. With all the… Continue reading Great Smoky Mountains: America’s Most Popular National Park