The Aurora Borealis has always fascinated me, but I imagined I would have to travel to Alaska, Norway, Iceland, or some far off, far North region to see it. I live in Illinois, so those destinations all seemed a little bit insurmountable. It wasn't until I was staying in a cabin in Northern Michigan when the thought occurred to me, and I decided to do some research. It turns out, Michigan's Upper Peninsula is one of the best places in the United States to see the Northern Lights, besides, of course, Alaska. If you, like me, dream of seeing the dancing lights in the sky, stay tuned for a few tips.
There's something to look forward to enjoying about every season. Fall brings colorful leaves, pumpkins and trick-or-treating, while winter seems to begin with Christmas. But after Christmas, winter can seem to lag on and on. When the sun finally reveals itself once again, a person can feel like the groundhog who has been hidden away in the darkness for an eternity. But, excitement is in the air. Spring has arrived and it's time to start planning for summer, and summer means vacation!
Edinburgh is truly one of my favourite cities in the world. Not that I have been to many, but this old town truly owns my heart and it is one of the reasons why I decided to study here. The Scottish capital is a huge tourist attraction and it gives you everything, from ancient to modern. Being raised in Scotland, I can say that if you want to learn about Scottish culture then this is the place to do it.
Packing for holidays and overnight stays is something I have always struggled with.
If you’ve visited Argentina, chances are you’ve been offered mate more than you’ve heard the words boludo, Boquita and Fernández, which is saying a lot (and I mean a lot). If, on the other hand, you’ve never been properly introduced to this cultural heritage and ultimate herbal witchcraft, allow me to pave the way for you.
Taking breaks from your daily routine is healthy. If you are setting out for a road trip, you will get much fun and thrills on your lucky holiday break. A road trip allows you to travel your own way, you can stop wherever you want. Sometimes people don’t enjoy travel on the packed, and congested buses, and airplanes. So they opt for the road trip.
This one might be a little taboo because nobody likes to talk about the tricky parts of traveling – difficult airlines, delays, etc. aside. Hear me out – girls’ trips are amazing BUT sometimes, they can turn into absolute chaos. We’ve all been there – a beautiful trip planned with your best friends and then *BAM* the drama tornado comes crashing in and rains on your parade. I went to Cabo with four girlfriends a few weeks ago and we realized that we had successfully pulled off a girls’ trip that had zero drama, fights, pettiness, cattiness, etc. I got a DM on Instagram asking if it was only “picture perfect” on the ‘gram and if not, how we pulled it off so, I wanted to share with you how we went about planning the trip as well as how the trip itself went off without a hitch.
Every place you go to has the standard tourist places to visit. But, it’s a lot more fun to get off the beaten path and see some things that only locals know about.
It is rare to have one day to oneself, not to mention four. So I set out to find the best 3 day roadtrip getaway that would be part adventure, part leisure, within a 300 mile radius of home. With 15 pages of printouts from every source I could find on the Sierras, I determined my route in part by room availability. Given the mileage I was aiming for, and the intent NOT to spend every day, all day in the car, I decided to leave the Southern Tahoe, Carson City area to another trip. But the Eastern Sierras and Highway 395, touted as an area not to miss, were beckoning me.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of the signature events in Australia held every year and comprises of a four-day horse racing experience like no other. The Flemington Racecourse packs with thousands of guests ranging from fashion icons, celebrities, and prominent people from all over the world eager to experience the party, food, fashion, fantastic scenery and activities that Australia has to offer and to top it, the adrenaline in the race as hooves thunder. If you are looking to experience the action Live from Melbourne, here is a guide to attending the Melbourne Cup Carnival 2020.