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United States Tag

Today, I flew to Seattle. I left on a 6 am flight... incredibly early. All in an effort to give myself as much time today as possible so I could begin my  whirlwind tour  of the city. (What I like to call "unapologetic tourist syndrome.") I arrived at 10:30 AM, perky

My bags are packed for a new adventure. Tomorrow, I'm heading to the Pacific Northwest! This summer, I've run into countless friends who are either going to Seattle, who have lived in Seattle, or who just plain adore Seattle. Because of all this adoration, the Emerald City has been top of

Earlier this summer, I visited Thomas Jefferson's house, Monticello. I went to college just over an hour from the 5,000 acre plantation and, would you believe that this was my first visit? (Sidenote: I'd traveled to Charlottesville just once during my tenure at JMU, and that was to go to

Living right outside DC, I see the Washington Monument all the time! Despite the relative normalcy of it, whenever I pass it by I always bring out my phone to snap a quick picture. Except, one day about a month ago, I was walking by the stone obelisk. It was ridiculously,

Disney can be a surprisingly difficult trip to pack for. Long days full of park hopping mean that you have to plan everything you need at the start of your day or else you'll be buying things on the fly (and at inflated prices) on Disney property. Besides the expected items (shirt,

Virginia’s Shenandoah National Park is a top destination on the US’s east coast for 3 seasons out of the year. From early spring to late fall, the park is filled to the brim with eager wilderness seekers looking to get close to nature, take some pretty photographs and maybe even

As the winter doldrums set in, with this photo we're reminded of breezier days soon to come. This photo was taken on the Marathon Island in the Florida Keys by my sunrise-loving mother, who is off jetsetting with my equally cool dad while I'm holding down the fort

The Consitution, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights... Many people come to visit DC's National Archives to see some of the United States' most valuable documents. But outside the massive building (on the less-traversed back side) are two gigantic statues that yield a surprisingly profound message for passerbys

Coming to the end of a spectacular ride through Cade's Cove, a wide and striking valley with wistful pastures nestled into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, I pulled over next to a small wooded lot just at twilight and got out to stretch my legs. I could see an opening

California's Pacific Coast Highway is one of the most scenic drives in the United States for a reason... with views of jagged cliffs, pristine beaches and the Pacific Ocean for as far as the eye can see, it's easy to feel awed by the rugged beauty of the Golden State.Yesterday as I left Santa

  Sydney's Manly Beach is the ultimate beach-lovers paradise. Whether you decide to spend the day surfing, sun bathing or walking the Manly Scenic Walkway, you can expect some serious fun in the sun. And, if you take the ferry at Sydney's Circular Quay you can also expect the best up-close