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 personality to match. They’re very strong in their convictions and … Continue reading A Hidden Gem: The San Jacinto Monument in La Porte, Texas

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 and walk Independence National Historic Park, but what I saw … Continue reading Going Back in Time in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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 Ferry on a day trip from Washington D.C., where I … Continue reading A Day in Historical Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia