I’m off to Phoenix to celebrate Thanksgiving with some of my favorite family members ever (though, to be honest, my whole family is pretty awesome). Two of my cousins are pretty famous: Tara is a stand-up comedian and recently wrote a book, The Misadventures of Boozy Magoo; and Trevor wrote a movie, Lone Star State of Mind, and the book Angel of Vengeance, which the show Moonlight was based on. (He’s also working on another follow-up book now.)
I’ve been to Phoenix a few times, but this will be my first time as a real adult (you know, versus a fake adult or teenager). I’m very excited to get to experience more of what the city has to offer.
In the meantime though, enjoy some photos from my last few trips there. Oh, and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!
Where I Stayed: Hótel Skaftafell, Hótel Anna
Restaurant: Restaurant at Hótel Anna, it was quaint and adorable, and the food was delicious and fresh.
Sites: Svartifoss, Jökulsárlón, Skaftafell, Vík, Skógafoss, Hvítserkur, Seljalandsfoss, Geysir, Gullfoss,
Experience: hiking on a glacier; glacier lagoon boat tour
I went to Philly this past weekend for my annual Treat Yo Self trip. Typically this just consists of seeing the city, visiting awesome friends, eating delicious foods, and spending too much money shopping. Well, the shopping thing didn’t actually work out this year. Either the days of my retail therapy and rampant consumerism are over, or there just wasn’t anything that struck my fancy. Either way, I walked away empty-handed, but still managed to have one of the best Treat Yo Self trips to date.
The Loews Hotel is housed in one of the most iconic buildings in the Philadelphia skyline. Formerly the Pennsylvania Savings Fund Society (PSFS) building, it opened in 1932 and was very modern for its time in the United States.
The election is fast-approaching and I can’t wait to watch the results roll in. I’m kind of a political nut, and having grown up just two hours from our nation’s capital, I spent my fair share of field trips in Washington, DC. I also had a few of my own adventures there several times. So, here is a collection of photos from a few of my trips to DC to say happy election day. Don’t forget to vote!!
I didn’t get to spend much time in East Iceland. It was sort of a passing-through point on the trip, and to be honest, I didn’t find that there was a whole lot to stop and see (touristy site-wise).
One question I am frequently asked is how to pick a place to stay when on vacation. You have a variety of options at your disposal: budget hotels, luxury hotels, hostels, apartments, etc. I’ve stayed in a variety of types of places, and typically I pick the type based on where I’m traveling to and the length of stay.
Here are a few things to consider when choosing where to stay:
Types of Accommodation
Flying sucks. I’m not going to pretend like I think it’s glamorous (unless you’re always flying first class, and who’s got that kind of money?). I’ve flown a lot, and no matter how long or short the flight, I find myself itching to deplane ASAP. I’m antsy to just get to my destination and to start exploring. That being said, over the past few years I’ve found a healthy balance of things that make flying at least that much more bearable.
Here are a few of my favorite things to ensure how to be comfortable and entertained in flight.
Has there ever been a place that just sort of kept popping up on your radar and that maybe you never really considered until about the 100th time it popped up?