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Los Angeles: Tourist Spots 101

I guess no tourist itinerary is complete without visiting the very popular cities of Beverly Hills and Hollywood. For me, these are the places I would go just once for the experience and leave it at that. 341 more words


Los Angeles: Venice Beach

Connected to Santa Monica Beach, Venice Beach is a hub of culture unique to its own. It’s described as the more “hipster, artsy” area and rightfully so. 296 more words


Arcadia, Boston and New York (part two)

After not nearly enough time in Canada we headed back to the States. Our first stop was Arcadia National Park in the state of Maine. There was another Trek America group staying at the same campground as us, so once we set up camp (and played a bit of frisbee) we got to know them. 2,011 more words

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Los Angeles: Santa Monica

My last minute, three day escape to the City of Angels left me little time to do much prep work. Despite it being a short flight away, I hadn’t been to LA in years, so I had racked up quite a list of places I wanted to see. 515 more words


The Adventures Continue....New York (part one), Ontario and Quebec

After being back in NZ for over a year and a half, I decided it was definitely time for another adventure. It didn’t take long to settle on the states as my next destination (Harry Potter World was what sold it really), but deciding exactly where took quite a bit longer. 2,030 more words

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Hawaii: the Big Island

This is me trying to get far, far away from the never ending rain happening outside, by reminiscing about sunnier times. My Hawaii trip was more than a year ago now, back in December of 2015, but seems like forever ago. 330 more words


Topsail Island, NC: my favorite place in the US!

This past week I spent spring break at Topsail Island, North Carolina. I struggle with the idea of sharing this hidden gem, but it’s one of my favorite places, and I couldn’t resist. 500 more words

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