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Savannah, GA: the Charming Belle of the South – Things to Do & Travel Guide

I’ve driven through Savannah a few times and even though my experience was really weird (woman walking a cat on the highway while wearing heels weird), I was eager to go back and really get to know the city. Considering my initial experience, I found that there was a lot I didn’t know about Savannah and it’s a really great place to visit!

Savannah, Georgia

Savannah’s History

Savannah as we know it was founded in 1733 by General James Oglethorpe (a name still huge there today). Its location was chosen as a buffer between the English colonies up north and the Spanish … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 3, 2021 in Destinations
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A Lifelong Local’s Washington, DC Travel Guide (Updated 2024)

Even though I love travelling, I’ve lived in the Washington, DC area my entire life. It’s changed so much over the past few years but one thing remains the same: there’s a tonne to see and do in the nation’s capital. To help you plan your trip, here’s all the advice I have on visiting Washington, DC.

A Lifelong Local's Washington, DC Travel Guide

Best Things to Do in Washington, DC

I think a lot of people who visit DC concentrate their trip on the downtown area. I would if I didn’t know better. Downtown DC outside the museums is soooooo boring. I cannot stress enough that … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, January 3, 2021 in Destinations
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Following the Stars in Los Angeles & Hollywood – Things to Do & Travel Guide

Los Angeles is debatably the poster child of America. Hollywood culture is one of the ways we’re put on the map. I myself love a good movie and am amazed by what people in the filmmaking industry have been able to create and accomplish. But I had no idea what Los Angeles was like or what to expect when I first visited.

Los Angeles, California

A Brief History of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is actually a lot older than I’d previously thought. The modern city dates to about 1771, when a mission was created in the Spanish territory of southern California. After being … Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 in Destinations
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The Colonial City of Williamsburg, VA – Things to Do & Travel Guide

Williamsburg, Virginia has been one of my favourite destinations for a very long time. I’ve gone there several times as a kid and as an adult for various reasons. While a college town, Williamsburg mainly sparks images of people in colonial attire wandering around a centuries-old village. That’s the main part of this post, but I hope to touch on other parts of Williamsburg as well. It’s an excellent place to visit for people of all types.

Williamsburg, Virginia

The History of Williamsburg, VA

Williamsburg’s native history is a little bit more known because it’s near Jamestown. This area is where the … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, August 19, 2020 in Destinations
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Down in New Orleans: Things to Do & Travel Guide

I was so excited to go to New Orleans because it’s a city known for so many things: jazz, Voodoo, Mardi Gras, Cajun food, a strong international heritage. There’s a lot of culture unique to Louisiana and I was determined to learn more about this wonderful heritage through a visit there directly. With several friends doting on the wonderful time they had there, I went and it was a fantastic time.

New Orleans

The History of New Orleans

The site of New Orleans was explored by Native Americans and several colonists of France and Spain, but it was ultimately established as a … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Destinations
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7 Charming Towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

Maryland’s Eastern Shore is really charming. It’s also an underrated destination since nearby places like Washington DC, Baltimore, and Annapolis shadow its neighbours across the bay. While many flock to Ocean City, there are several smaller places in Maryland that are overlooked. Here’s a list of a few that I felt were very cute.

Maryland Flag

Some tips for travelling in Eastern Maryland:

  • Many places have “headlights always on” laws so it’s best to have your headlights always on.
  • Bring bug spray!
  • Some places have Amish communities who use horse and buggies to travel around, so watch out for that.
  • A lot
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Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020 in Destinations
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Things to Know about Mardi Gras before ANY New Orleans Trip

If you’ve taken a French class in the U.S.A., you’ve probably heard of Mardi Gras. It’s most known for being a celebration of “fat Tuesday,” the day before Lent starts, and it’s popularly celebrated in New Orleans. As I took French throughout school and participated in French club in college, I did the King Cake every year and would tell others that there’s a crazy festival down in New Orleans each year to celebrate the day. I went to New Orleans in January because I wanted to avoid the Mardi Gras festivities, as it’s just not really my thing.

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Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 in Destinations
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A Louisiana Swamp Tour with Cajun Encounters

When I was in New Orleans, I opted to take a day trip on a Louisiana swamp tour, because who wouldn’t? I wanted to see what life was like down in the Bayou and what kind of wildlife they had, and of course, gators.

Louisiana Swamp Tour

There are many companies to choose from, but I went with Cajun Encounters. They are located north of New Orleans, in a town called Slidell. They and several other swamp tour companies offer convenient pick-up from your hotel or a specified location in New Orleans so you don’t have to drive. It usually doubles the … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, February 15, 2020 in Destinations
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The USA’s Oldest City, St Augustine – Things to Do & Travel Guide

My family has driven through St. Augustine several times on our drives down to Orlando. Sadly, my unadventurous parents think that driving through a town is the equivalent of seeing it. When we went down for Thanksgiving, I conquered one of my travelling fears and rented a car so I could go out to St. Augustine and finally get to see the city.

St Augustine, Florida

History of St Augustine

St. Augustine has a history much unlike other US cities. Though it belonged to the Native Americans for about 3000 years before, including the Timucua, the history that’s most known about comes … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in Destinations
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39+ Things to Do in Los Angeles

As the city of stars, there’s a lot of things to do in Los Angeles. Here’s a list of over 39 things to do on your trip to LA!

Please note that a few of these are outside city limits, but I included them on this list because they’re still staples of Los Angeles.

Places to See

Walk the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Certain celebrities have been selected to get a star on the Walk of Fame – and some even have more than one. See how many names you recognise on the ground.

See the handprints at the TCL

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Posted on Sunday, September 15, 2019 in Destinations
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