Fall Foliage in New England || VLOG & GUIDE

Hey guys! I got to explore the Kancamagus Highway (112) in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, one of America’s most scenic byways to view fall foliage around peak times.

Here’s the video:

There are many stops along the 56 mile stretch you can take and I went to a few that sounded/looked good as we drove by.

We were stuck in 3 hours of traffic just going back down the mountains so I made a quick guide in hopes of helping people who come across this avoid the same fate while in these beautiful mountains.

My Mini Guide:

– If you think you’re going early enough go even earlier! Make sure you have a FULL TANK of gas once you’re in the area and pack a meal/snacks just in case you get stuck too.

– Grab the map if you see it! We had no service the entire highway so it literally saved us. Ricky got it from someone in a visitor center rest stop on the way before Loon Mountain.

– If I could redo it I’d start by driving down to the far end toward Rocky Gorge then turn around to make the stops on the way back to Loon Mtn so if you do hit traffic it’s not as bad as later (and you can scope out what stops you’d like to do) *Also, don’t leave at 3PM, that’s how we got stuck just going back down for 3 hours!

– Avoid Pemigewasset Overlook, it’s beautiful but unless you get a roadside spot, the parking lot becomes a 1 lane in/out jam if it’s busy/getting full.

The Teenager’s Guide to Traveling on a Bus for 6 Days

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Taken while our bus was departing New York City.

Hey! It’s been a while and I’ve finally decided to look over my journal entries from the summer and put them online. This is the 1st part out of my 6-part traveling series, do you have any more bus experiences to add on to mine? The next one will be about why Canada–the second country I’ve ever been to–was cool to explore!

DO

-use the restroom at every stop or whenever you can because something may happen and who knows when you’ll be able to see another one (plus avoid the bus bathroom, I’m so grateful I never needed to use it but others told me it smells) 

-not care about how stupid you think it looks when you’re wearing it, a memory foam neck pillow is your best friend if you’re going to sleep on long rides… I mean, unless you like a sore neck

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My makeshift drink holder.

-bring an ebook device, get a head start on your summer assignments, or read that new dystopian book you’ve been meaning to!

-keep spare plastic bags, our seats didn’t have cup holders so it was a handy way to reuse it

-pack an iPod and headphones to help you think of better things than being stuck on a bus for who knows how long 

-buy yourself portable charger(s) this is a must, especially if you have an iPhone

-maintain an optimistic outlook

-bring snacks, both healthy and too-good-to-be-true ones

DONT

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Someone on their iPad.

-be that person who turns their screen brightness all the way (and avoid using it in the dark), there may be people behind you whose eyes are being very discomforted by it, especially after a long day of being out and about

-meet back up at the bus late everytime