New Orleans: The City of the Dead.

Known as The City of the Dead, New Orleans is the most alive city I've ever been to. Whether it's the beauty and history of the French Quarter, the rambunctious and sensory-overloading Bourbon Street, the mysterious swamps, or the mixture of (very) colorful locals and overly carefree tourists, NOLA pumps energy into the world. Ever …

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An American Pilgrimage Story (Washington D.C.).

The Reflecting Pool and Lincoln Memorial. I’ve been to Washington D.C. once, back in 2003 at the tender age of 13 for my 8th grade graduation school trip. To say I barely remember it is an understatement. It was such a brief and erratic trip – they shuttled us onto a chartered plane at like …

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New York City: Controlled Chaos.

Manhattan from the boat. Amazing view. If I had to sum up New York City in two words, it’d be: controlled chaos. I’ve been to many major cities in the United States and Europe – most notably Chicago, L.A., Las Vegas, London, Copenhagen, Berlin, and St. Petersburg Russia – and NONE compares to NYC. I …

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St. Louis, Missouri: The Arch is the Best Part.

IMPORTANT: The pictures in this blog are from multiple visits to Saint Louis throughout the years and are not from a single trip. Apotheosis of St. Louis, near the St. Louis Zoo. This is a statue of King Louis IX of France, who is the namesake of Saint Louis. I've been to Saint Louis (STL) …

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Stonehenge: Not Just a Pile of Rocks.

***Sadly, these are the only 4 surviving photos I have of Stonehenge.*** Mystical, infamous, perplexing Stonehenge. One of my top favorite places, I feel blessed to have gotten the chance to visit it. This is one of the most talked about, photographed, and well-known sites in the entire world. You would be hard pressed to …

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Waverly Hills Sanatorium: Do You Believe in Ghosts?

Ok, so full disclosure right off the bat: I believe in ghosts, the paranormal, demons, and all that other super fun and not- at-all-scary stuff. One of my favorite shows is Ghost Adventures (hi Zak) and I really enjoy learning about and visiting haunted places. It may be weird to some people, but I don't …

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San Antonio, Texas: You Big, Hot, Dirt Filled Bastard.

Ohhhh, Texas. There's two main words that come to my mind when I think about this state: HUMID and DIRT. I've been to this massive state multiple times - once driving from the eastern side of the panhandle down into Clovis, New Mexico, and onto Roswell; twice straight through the panhandle, staying in Amarillo once; …

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