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…

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…

Hiking Diamond Head State Monument and Exploring Waikiki Beach! Hawaii, Day 6

I went to Hawaii! Hawaii is actually paradise and this trip was one of the best trips I've ever been on. This is the sixth day of my week-long adventure, so check back in soon for the upcoming posts of my adventure! On my sixth day in Hawaii, my first full day on Oahu, I…

Sledding at White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

On my roadtrip from Washington D.C. to my hometown of Tucson, Arizona, my uncle and I made a pit stop at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico! White Sands National Monument is 52 miles northeast of Las Cruces and a part of the northern Chihuahua Desert. It features giant dunes of pure white sand,…