North Carolina: Southern Charm and the People You Won’t Forget

If you want to meet the most kind-hearted, genuinely loving people you’ll ever find, travel to North Carolina. I can’t say that I loved the food the most of any place I’ve been, the public transportation was one big perpetual headache, and the weather wasn’t always the greatest, but I’d forget about all of that … Read More

Portland, OR: The Food and Culture You Won’t Forget

In total contrast to the tone of my Chicago trip, Portland represents a brand new emotional attachment to the food (and food carts!), culture, people, weather, transportation, mood, and even the amazing water you can drink right out of the tap. Why I Love Portland So Much Before I get into the bulk FOOD portion … Read More

The First Stop on my Year of Travels: Laguna Beach, CA

Although California isn’t exactly leagues away from Tempe, AZ, it was still my first official road trip alone. To be more specific, a road trip where I wasn’t going to see family or friends. I went just because I had wanted to go to the beach for two years. The fact that no one could … Read More