The BEST of TEXAS || Travel 2018

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Hey guys! Sarah and I flew down to Texas to visit our cousin Daniel in Dallas for a week this past summer. We also road-tripped to Austin and declared BUC-EE’s or bust.

I guess things really are bigger in Texas… we pit-stopped at the World’s Largest Convenience store! It had 60+ gas station pumps as well.

To see more of the BEST of Texas, check out my vlog and feel free to subscribe for more!

Some featured things or places we went:

IMG_9600Go Ape Ziplining & Adventure
Mitsuwa Japanese Supermarket
Pecan Lodge
Summit Climbing, Yoga, & Fitness
Melt Ice Creams
Ronald Kirk Walking Bridge/Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge
Ramen Tatsu-Ya Austin
Mozart’s Coffee Roasters (by the lake)
Lady Bird Lake, Austin (Rowing Dock Stand Up Paddle-Boarding)
Watching the bats from Congress Ave Bridge
Shinjuku Station
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
—If anything you want to know isn’t listed yet just ask!

 

Washington D.C. 2018 | TRAVEL VLOG

Hey guys! Over spring break I had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. as an advocate for my university in a Student Leadership Program.

Check out my video:

Some things I did/places I saw included:

  • The Capitol Building
  • March for Our Lives
  • Union Station
  • Tour of the White House
  • Congressional Offices
  • The Supreme Court
  • Washington Monument & surrounding area
  • The National Gallery of Art
  • Watched the Wiz at Ford’s Theater
  • Tried my first Krispy Kreme donuts
  • & more!

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I’ve been able to see so much more than I did the other times I traveled to D.C. and am looking forward to coming back again some day.

To watch my video from 2016:

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

A Teenage Girl’s North American East Coast Adventure, Experiences, and Fun Facts! (A Series of Posts)

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Running New York, call me!

Check out all my experiences that took place over the span of six days! I’ll be linking them as they are posted. Pictures from my momentous trip are included, in the hopes that you’ll like them. Feel free to comment about any questions for places I’ve been to!

The Teenager’s Guide to Traveling on a Bus for 6 Daysthe dos and don’ts from my experience

Why Canada is Great – the things I noticed while in a different country

French Words I Learned + Fun Facts – I may have picked up a word or two (not an under-exaggeration)

Day One – New York City (NY) – from stunned and hot celebrity figures to the top of the city that never sleeps 

Day Two – Philadelphia (PA) and Washington, D.C. – hearing the sound of the Liberty before going to the Capitol

Day Three – Corning (NY) and Niagara Falls (CAN) – from the Corning Museum of Glass to the Skylon Tower+

Day Four – Toronto, (ON) – they don’t call it a glass floor for no reason and fruit we haven’t seen for 20 years

Day Five – Thousand Islands (USA/CAN), Ottawa (ON), Montreal (QC) – what a beautiful French sunset

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The front entrance of La Citadelle de Quebec, a military base in Canada that is still active today.

Day Six – Quebec City (QC) – last-minute souvenir grabs and the live-goat mascot, Baptiste

My view from the Skylon Tower, Toronto.
My view from the Skylon Tower, Toronto.