The States

Expected Monkey Sightings

One of my favorite things about traveling is exploring national parks with their forests, trails, mountains, and lakes. Ocala National Forest isn't too far from where my grandparents live in The Villages, Florida, and even though I went there last year with my parents and Charlotte, we didn't have enough time to visit Ocala. Right… Continue reading Expected Monkey Sightings

Guest Posts

The Expedition Never Really Ends

Travelling alone is often a frightening proposition. The world is a big place, with languages and people and practices that don’t make sense, that are foreign in every sense of the word. In 2009, I was a ninth-grade student with good test scores, a relatively active lifestyle, successful in track and field, and few friends.… Continue reading The Expedition Never Really Ends

The States

Safari in the Sunshine State

Walt Disney World in Florida offers a few different parks, but my mind was set on going on the safari ride in Animal Kingdom, so Charlotte and I did just that. This park didn't have nearly as many rides as some of the others, but in exchange for it, we saw many animals in a… Continue reading Safari in the Sunshine State

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

Exploring Museums in Chicago

It's been a CRAZY month and a half. From Charlotte's visit to Florida to Colorado. I look forward to sharing my adventures with you in my future posts! After our day at the Cubs game, Charlotte and I headed back to Chicago to check out some museums. We rented Divvy Bikes for just $3 for… Continue reading Exploring Museums in Chicago

Featured Photographers

An Interview with Kaitlin

 Name: Kaitlin Instagram: katydid52 | # of followers: 3,471 Kaitlin's Instagram consists of photos with a mixture of subjects. One day she'll post an amazing landscape photo, the next a selfie or her cat, the next a close-up of a flower or insect. No matter the photo, her composition is always on point. I was… Continue reading An Interview with Kaitlin

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Who I Currently Resemble As A Photographer: Robert Adams

I recently took a college photography class, and one of the assignments was to look through a list of landscape photographers, and pick one who we thought we were similar to in terms of style and composition. I found photographer Robert Adams, who focused on the American West and its changing landscape. Many of his… Continue reading Who I Currently Resemble As A Photographer: Robert Adams

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