Archive for the ‘North America’ Category

Las Vegas Strip at Night

Vacation in Las Vegas: The Stuff I’m Allowed to Say

They say “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” and lucky for you (and mostly me), I didn’t do anything I would later regret during my most recent trip to Las Vegas. Although I like to keep on a budget, all bets were off to accommodate my more adventurous and touristy side (pun possibly intended). [...]

Looking at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon: Exploring One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World

With billion years of geological history and hundreds of miles of breathtaking views, it’s easy to see why the Grand Canyon is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Located in the state of Arizona, the Grand Canyon is visited by millions of people each year, including  hiking, kayaking and photography enthusiasts alike.

The Alamo at night in San Antonio, Texas

Four Short Days in Texas: Day Trips to Austin, San Antonio, Fort Hood, and Salado

With only a week of vacation to enjoy away from work, I decided to spend half the time visiting one of my best friends in Texas. It was the first vacation I’ve had in over a year, so every day was a mix of over eating, drinking, relaxing, and tourist activities. The four destinations we [...]

Coronado Beach in San Diego, California

Photo of the Week: Coronado Beach in San Diego, California

The weather is starting to get a little frigid here in New York City and I would like to migrate to warmer pastures. Here’s a picture from Coronado Beach in San Diego, California, during sunset. Coronado Beach is arguably one of America’s nicest beaches and is picture, postcard perfect.

Mohonk Preserve

Mohonk Preserve: Nature Hike Right Outside New York City

The only thing I remember during my college years of visiting New Paltz is that it has a great night life. Little did I know that it was home to the Mohonk Preserve and some of the best hiking trails right outside of New York City. A couple friends and I decided to do a [...]

9/11 Memorial in New York City

Photo of the Week: 9/11 Memorial

I was finally able to head over and visit the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001. If you’re planning a visit to the memorial, make sure you reserve your guest passes in advance.

Cloud Gate in Chicago

Chicago: Popular Attractions and My Favorite Tourist Traps

My love affair with Chicago began the moment I first arrived. The city impressed me with some of the best restaurants, cleanest streets and nicest people I have ever met (not to mention the hottest guys). For some of these reasons (especially the latter), Chicago is one of my favorite cities in the world and [...]


Photo of the Week: Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Halloween is finally upon us and this past weekend I had the chance to take a tour of the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Sleepy Hollow, New York. Many people make the trek to pay homage to the legendary author Washington Irving and enjoy all the Halloween festivities Sleepy Hollow has to offer.

Cheers in Boston

Weekend in Boston: What to See and Do That’s Cheap

Time and money always seem to be a reason as to why I can’t take long, well-deserved vacations. Fortunately, weekend trips won’t take me away from the office and are more affordable on my wallet. Boston was a close option and with it being just a four-hour bus ride away, I was able to get [...]


10 Things to Do in San Francisco

Need some ideas on what to see and do in San Francisco? Check out the list I’ve compiled of the top 10 favorite activities I did during my trip. Everything listed below was either really affordable or my favorite  – free. Lucky for me I have family in Oakland so accommodations were all taken care of. The [...]

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