Going Back in Time in the Oldest Castle in the United States: Castillo de San Marcos in St. Augustine, Florida

St. Augustine is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots here in Florida. There's history, culture, good food, interesting architecture, and the people are so friendly. I've always thought that it was like New Orleans but classier and cleaner. If you've read some of my previous posts, you'll know that I adore New Orleans so…

A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

The San Jacinto Monument is basically the Washington Monument of Texas. When I first heard about it, I laughed because I thought, "How petty is Texas that they need their own giant Washington Monument, but a Texas version?" You always hear that everything is bigger in Texas, and it's totally true... and, Texans have the…

All Fun & No Work in New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans is one of my top favorite places I've ever traveled to... like, ever. I can't say that about many places, and I continue to go back and enjoy my time there. In fact, I plan on making another trip again soon (look out for that post!). New Orleans is located in the far…

Going Back in Time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Last year I took a roadtrip from Washington D.C. to Tucson, AZ, and made a spontaneous stop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It was on my bucket list and I am so glad that I made the stop. I only had a couple of hours to stop, so I was only able to see the Liberty Bell…

“Where Art and History Meet” in Tubac, Arizona

A hidden gem of southern Arizona is the small artsy town of Tubac. Tubac resides 45 miles south of Tucson and 24 miles north of Nogales, a border town with Mexico.  But don't let its distance with Mexico scare you, although you do have to pass through border patrol on your way back north to…

A Day in Historical Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia

Harper's Ferry, WV, is best known as a historical site for a quite horrible and bloody abolitionist raid in 1859, but has since turned into a beautiful historic town with beautiful views. It sits right on the border between West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia, where the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers meet. I went to Harper's…

A Couple Hours at the St. Louis Gateway Arch, Missouri

Visiting the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, was one of my favorite experiences from last summer! At the time, I had been roadtripping from Washington D.C. to Tucson, Arizona, and I specifically made St. Louis a stop on my drive because I wanted to see the giant arch. The Gateway Arch is a 630-foot…