Ben W

Ben W

Ben helps students from around the world to improve their English language skills. Ben enjoys traveling around the world, developing his writing abilities, and reading good books.

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  • Ben W
    Published 3 years ago
    The Best Places to Camp In Yosemite

    The Best Places to Camp In Yosemite

    If you really want to get the full and immersive experience at Yosemite National Park, camping there overnight or for a couple of nights with some friends or your family is a great way to experience both the wilderness and the wildlife. When it comes to the number of total campsites at Yosemite, it is estimated that there are about 1,445 with thirteen different campgrounds to choose from. You can reserve up to 1,000 campsites in advance, which is recommended to do especially during the peak season at Yosemite, which is June, July, and August. Luckily, these campsites are freely available to the public and are filled up on a first-come, first-serve basis. You should try to reserve your campsite a couple of months in advance because one these campsites become available, they usually are booked within an hour or so of becoming available online. If you plan on staying at a campsite or campground during the weekend, you need to keep in mind that there is going to be a high level of competition for those spots. In case the campgrounds at Yosemite become full, there are a number of campgrounds near the national park that you can choose to camp at instead.
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    Published 3 years ago
    The Best Hikes in Yosemite Valley

    The Best Hikes in Yosemite Valley

    One of the best parts about visiting Yosemite National Park is going on different kinds of hikes in Yosemite Valley. You can get some incredible views by going on these hikes through this valley. Millions of tourists come to Yellowstone every year because they enjoy the variety of hikes that are possible along with the numerous amounts of outdoor activities that you can partake in too. Most people who come to Yellowstone do not enjoy hiking so you may be able to have some peace of mind by getting away from the large crowds in the spring or summer by hiking on the trails.
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    Published 3 years ago
    The Best Times to Visit Yosemite National Park

    The Best Times to Visit Yosemite National Park

    Yosemite National Park is a national treasure located within California’s beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains. Whether it’s the ancient, tall Sequoia trees or the granite cliffs of El Capitan and Half Dome, Yosemite offers a little bit of everything for the adventurous traveler who wants to explore a special part of the American West. The most important thing to keep in mind is when during the calendar year is the best time to visit Yosemite National Park? The answer to that question really depends on your own personal preference but there are both advantages and disadvantages to going during different months to Yosemite.
  • Ben W
    Published 3 years ago
    Bahia Solano & Nuqui

    Bahia Solano & Nuqui

    If you’re visiting Colombia and you are really looking for an off-the-beaten track experience that most tourists who visit the country don’t get to experience, then you may want to consider visiting Bahia Solano and Nuqui.
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    Published 3 years ago
    Cuisine Spotlight: Bandeja Paisa

    Cuisine Spotlight: Bandeja Paisa

    For my first post in the new "Cuisine Spotlight" series, I will be focusing on my favorite dish here in Colombia, which is known as the "Bandeja Paisa." Flavorful, unique, and made up of different food groups, "Bandeja Paisa" is a conglomeration of the best of Colombian cuisine, specifically of the Antioquia region. You can tell by its name that this popular food dish has its origins with the Paisas, who are the inhabitants of Department of Antioquia. If you translated "Bandeja Paisa" from Spanish to English, it would roughly mean "Paisa Platter."
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    Published 3 years ago
    Reverse Culture Shock In The USA

    Reverse Culture Shock In The USA

    After being away from the United States, my home country, on and off for the past two years or so, I have dealt with the effects of ‘reverse culture shock’ when I return home. There are many long-term travelers out there who come back to their home culture experience after an extended time overseas. This is because there is a natural recovery and adjustment process but it takes time to get back into the swing of things.