Benefits of Traveling With Friends

Traveling with friends can be very rewarding, adventurous, and memorable. I have been reading a few articles about solo traveling. I would love to experience it one day; however, most of my travel is with my friends because I love sharing my experiences and saving money. Continue reading “Benefits of Traveling With Friends”

3 Local Coffee Shops I love

I admit that I am an avid coffee drink. I love the taste, and I am always on the lookout for small coffee shops. Three local places that I have discovered are Smelly Cats Coffee, Aversboro Coffee, and Morning Times. Smelly Cat Coffee (I love the name, it’s very creative) is a coffee shop located in the NoDa Community of Charlotte, NC; NoDa is Charlotte’s arts and entertainment … Continue reading 3 Local Coffee Shops I love

4 Things You Must Do When Traveling

Look for souvenirs outside the gift shop. When traveling, try to avoid gift shops when purchasing souvenirs. There will be unique and original findings when visiting street vendors and random stores you come across while traveling. Looking for original art became a thing for me when I took my first international trip to Europe. While visiting Europe, my goal was to find an original art … Continue reading 4 Things You Must Do When Traveling

Five Must-See Spring Locations in the Carolinas by Kelsey T.

Spring is just around the corner, and an excellent destination to visit is the Carolinas. The Carolinas comprise of two states – North and South Carolina – located in the southeastern United States along the coast. There are areas well-known for the natural beauty and southern hospitality in these southern states. Here are five must-see spring locations in the Carolinas:  Five Must-See Spring Locations in … Continue reading Five Must-See Spring Locations in the Carolinas by Kelsey T.

Five Exciting Travel Locations for Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. By Kelsey T.

The United States is a diverse country with fascinating cities to visit. There are countless romantic destinations for same-sex couples. However, traveling as a same-sex couple can sometimes require a little extra planning. Many destinations are not known for being LGBTQ+-friendly, and safety and acceptance can be a primary concern. However, the following cities have an excellent track record for inclusivity, thriving LGBTQ+ communities, and … Continue reading Five Exciting Travel Locations for Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. By Kelsey T.

Top 5 Island Getaways that do not require a passport for U.S. travelers by Kelsey T.

If you love water, sunny skies, and exploring beautiful places, then an island vacation may be just what the doctor ordered for you.  Don’t have a passport? Fear not! There are plenty of exciting places in the United States that you can visit without one.  There are well over a hundred islands covering over at least 20 square miles each across the country. With so … Continue reading Top 5 Island Getaways that do not require a passport for U.S. travelers by Kelsey T.

6 Reasons Road Trips Are Good For Your Soul by Sangeeta Ranade

During the summer of my 19th year, I spent a lot of time alone in my downtown Portland, Oregon apartment. It was hot, and I was generally bored. I remember watching a lot of Criminal Minds and going on the occasional walk around the city. Things were starting to get stagnant until I got a text from my best friend, Connor. 

Hey, do you want to help me pick up my stuff from my dad’s house with me? I can come to get you in an hour. 

I needed a break from my life’s monotony at the time, so I replied: Sure, where’s your dad’s house? 

I was looking for my keys when my phone dinged as he replied: San Francisco

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Five Must-See Sights in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina by Kelsey T

The North Carolina Raleigh-Durham area is a thriving region where modernity meets Southern charm. It is part of a tri-city zone called the Research Triangle, or simply The Triangle. 

This area’s name comes from its triangle of prestigious research institutions, including Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. 

Raleigh-Durham has no shortage of exciting things to do. People love visiting this lively area because of its exciting atmosphere and charm.  There are notable historic buildings, museums, and cultural sights to see.

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COVID Is Still Around: Necessary Travel Tips You Should Know and Follow

We are in a pandemic, and there are people still taking vacations, so we are just going to share and remind everyone of some essential and necessary tips while traveling. If you’re going to travel, let’s take safety precautions that can lower your risk of contracting coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), COVID 19 cases continue to grow. When … Continue reading COVID Is Still Around: Necessary Travel Tips You Should Know and Follow