The States

Local Fun: iFLY & Sugary Treats

I have so much to tell you about our 26-mile hike around Lake Geneva including some tips for such a long hike and this specific route! It's going to take me a bit longer to write those posts, so I thought I'd skip that day for now. After spending a few days in Chicago (and… Continue reading Local Fun: iFLY & Sugary Treats

The States

Water, Air & Art

Since we didn't hit all the attractions we planned to on the weekend, Charlotte and I went back to Chicago a few days later. (If you ever plan to take Metra to Chicago, note that it is more expensive on weekdays, and you're better off buying a weekend pass that is valid for both Saturday… Continue reading Water, Air & Art

The States

Cubs Won! What a surprise…

  Charlotte is now in town! She arrived on Thursday which was also my 21st birthday! We went to see the Clairvoyants at the Arcada Theater in St. Charles that night! Surprisingly, I didn't drink and haven't yet. The only alcohol I've been downing is the kind in cold medicine, unfortunately, lol. I had to get… Continue reading Cubs Won! What a surprise…

England

Caernarfon Castle

On my trip to England last year, I visited Caernarfon Castle in Wales. It was built between 1283 and 1323 and cost between £20,000 and £25,000. Edward I was king at the time. The castle was never completely finished, but from the outside, it looked to be that way. What I find fascinating about these… Continue reading Caernarfon Castle

The States

Happy National Siblings Day!

Happy National Siblings Day! For those of you who have read my blog in the past, you may have noticed that I mention my "sister" at times, Charlotte, who I visited in England last year. For those of you who know me personally, you know I don't have any siblings but that Charlotte and I… Continue reading Happy National Siblings Day!

The States

Personal & Travel Update!

Sorry, I missed posting last week. I was actually applying for an internship! I'm going to be leaving my job at Starbucks in about three more weeks. Three years with them is long enough for me, and it's time for a change. I'll be interning with Study Breaks Magazine as a writer for the summer!… Continue reading Personal & Travel Update!

Featured Photographers

Feature February!

Just a short announcement today! I'm doing a "Feature February" this month where I share interviews I've had with some of my favorite photographers from Instagram. If you look above, you'll see a tab labeled Featured Photographers; this is where you can find them! They'll also be on the Entirety page. I can't wait for… Continue reading Feature February!

Uncategorized

Ansel Adams: Who I Aim To Be

Last week, I posted Who I Currently Resemble As A Photographer: Robert Adams. Today  I'd like to talk about the photographer I aim to be like: Ansel Adams (no relation to Robert). His black and white landscape photography is phenomenal! Like Robert Adams, Ansel Adams focused on the American West, but he also captured so much… Continue reading Ansel Adams: Who I Aim To Be

England

Snowdonia National Park, Wales

So, I had never been to a national park before until I visited England. I mainly only had US ones on my list to visit such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Mount Rainier. Charlotte took us to Snowdonia National Park in Wales, and it was incredible! Unfortunately, we didn't explore too much, but if we had more… Continue reading Snowdonia National Park, Wales

England

Major Differences – England vs USA

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! When I was in England, I noticed many things that were a bit different from things in the States. Here are some of the most noticeable ones: Roundabouts everywhere -->> No stop signs: Don't know how well I'd do driving there.. No turn on red Construction is done… Continue reading Major Differences – England vs USA