National Park Guide: Canyonlands

Canyonlands is my favorite National Park that we visited on our road trip out west. I either didn’t do too much research on it or the pictures I saw weren’t very great…but for whatever reason, I had no idea what to expect. Canyonlands has 3 districts: Island in the Sky, The Needles and The Maze. […]

Where to Camp in the Wild West

The first thing to note about camping is that not all campgrounds are created equal. If you want to camp and have facilities at the same time, there are options for that. If you want to camp in the wilderness and be entirely self sufficient, there are options for that too. Our experience camping definitely […]

Bucket List: Ride in a Sea Plane

So, riding in a sea plane wasn’t even really on my radar…mostly because I assumed I was too poor to be fancy. But, when you don’t book your ferry ticket ahead of time and then realize they are all sold out on the morning of your expected departure…you have to start looking into some other options […]

The Parking Garage Every Book Lover Needs to See

While browsing the internet one day, I came across a webpage that listed the top 15 (or so) weirdest buildings. As I scrolled through, it ranged from the architecturally daring to the down right oddest looking buildings to exist. Number thirteen in particular, caught my eye. The building was part of a public library and […]

A Weekenders Guide to Quito, Ecuador

Quito is a place I never thought of visiting. It certainly wasn’t on my radar until I found myself on a 2-day stopover in the capital city with absolutely no prior knowledge of it. (I can be quite the contradictory traveler. Sometimes I will have my entire itinerary planned out down to what bus number […]

Beijing’s Top Attractions and Why They are Significant

Beijing has some of the most significant landmarks in China’s history, which makes it one of the first go-to destinations in China. Though the city is most closely associated with the Great Wall, the following places have had a major impact in China’s history and remain as prominent tourist attractions, but do you know what makes […]

7 Reasons Guilin Should be on Your China Itinerary

 China is one of the biggest countries in the world, not to mention the most populated, which means that a trip to explore China can be incredibly daunting because you just can’t get everywhere. Most people who take on the challenge of navigating through China, tend to optimize their time by picking the most famous […]

48 Hours on Shengsi Island-Day 2

  Day 2 After a nice afternoon relaxing at the beach on Shengsi Island, I awoke the following day to rain clouds and gloomy skies. However, this suited me just fine since our second day would be out on the sea for a fishing excursion. Really I was just glad that it hadn’t rained on […]

48 Hours on Shengsi Island-Day 1

  Within a few weeks of arriving in China, the school I work at was rewarded with a staff trip. Having just gotten to China, I really didn’t know what all there was to explore here and was surprised to find out that we would be going to an island off Shanghai called Shengsi Island. […]