Published 3 years ago
This past weekend, I was able to visit Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, the site of the most notable battle of the American Civil War, and one of the biggest battles in American military history. The battle of Gettysburg is also notable for being the main turning point of the Civil War. The outcome of the battle concluded with the Army of Northern Virginia, led by General Robert E. Lee, being prevented from invading further into the Northeast. Lee and his army were forced to retreat back into Virginia after the battles’ end and never again stepped foot in Union-controlled territory.
America is filled with amazing parks, museums, and attractions just begging to be discovered. Some of the world's most beautiful places are here, and the truth is that America has a very thriving tourism industry because of it.
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) "season" (it only lasts a week) is a fantastic time to be in Japan. Enjoyed across the nation by young and old alike, it is a festive occasion that has been passed down from generation to generation for some 12 centuries.
What could possibly be better than a weekend trip? It offers all the relaxing benefits of vacation, allows you to exercise your curiosity, and try some new things - all without missing work on Monday. (Not that you'd miss work, anyway.)
When footage came out of an innocent passenger being dragged out in cuffs from a United Airlines flight, the entire traveling world got into an uproar. The man, who was reportedly calm before he was ejected and beaten, became a symbol of an increasingly worrisome trend in travel.
Spas have long been a favorite destination of the rich and beautiful. Hollywood stars swear by them, models book appointments at them as an investment in their career, and major moguls use them as vacation getaways when they need to center themselves and regain their peace.
Having a girl's weekend is something that is simple in theory, but difficult to put into practice. Ideally, the place you guys go together will be one that is female-friendly, glamorous, and filled with fun things to do that make you feel awesome.
Your carry-on is one of the most important and strategic parts of planning if you'll be sitting on a long flight.
Hostels are an intimidating concept to most beginner backpacks with only a guide book and dreams to keep them on the right path. It doesn't help when stereotypes about the place keep popping up. Some say homeless people linger under the beds. Others say that they are havens for alcoholics. And others, thanks to Eli Roth's infamous film Hostel, believe them to be murder havens where rich elites come to murder innocent teens.
They say taking the road less traveled and off the beaten path brings a sense of reverence and humility toward life that one would miss entirely if they proceeded on to that beaten path. Through-out my entire life the path I have always chosen has been the road less traveled. Sometimes I got in trouble but through it all the paths I have taken only brought out the inner strength of character along with a keen awareness of the sanctity of life that would have laid doormat otherwise. My travels to the far corners of the globe have also given me a unique perspective for different cultures and a deeper respect for their way of life. But, in all of those travels the one place that holds me captive with its natural beauty and sheer majesty where so much of the land is virtually untouched by man is in America's "Last Frontier" Alaska.
Published 3 years ago
One of the joys of living here in Colombia is the diverse and plentiful selection of fruits to choose from. The choices are quite abundant and it is an integral part of the culture to imbibe in a cold and tasty fruit juice at the end of a long day.