As much as I love New York and D.C., sometimes it just gets too cold up here. At least that’s what my school friend Michelle and I decided when we made plans to go stay with her family in Fort Lauderdale over winter break. My plane from D.C. landed in Fort Lauderdale around 6:30 Friday … More New York to D.C. to Fort Lauderdale in 7 days – Part 2
So my pre-Christmas trip to New York wasn’t my only trip to New York over my winter break. Nope, I made two more visits, with a stop home and a few days in Florida in between. Anyone who follows me on Instagram (@ybtraveler) may have noticed that I was posting obsessively about how my Sasha … More New York to D.C. to Fort Lauderdale in 7 days – Part 1
I haven’t written anything for a while and there’s a good reason! I’ve been on winter break and have taken a complete hiatus from everything — blogging, Twitter, working, studying — to save my sanity. I was beyond stressed out last semester with trying to balance work, school, a social life and traveling, and was … More Yes, I still traveled over winter break
I took off on an adventure this weekend to San Francisco.The trip was impromptu, being that I flew out to meet with a company about potential post-graduate employment (ahhhh real life is just around the corner!) This was my first visit to the West Coast. I was lucky enough have company from my parents who were … More My Weekend with Karl the Fog (a.k.a in San Francisco)
What’s better than crisp autumn air, warm sweaters and a cup of pumpkin coffee? Uh, not much. Unless you pile on the excitement of a huge fall festival. That’s right. This past weekend, I got to get away from school and head out to the mountains of my home state, Maryland, where I enjoyed all of … More Ringing in fall the right way with the Autumn Glory Festival
The past two weekends, I’ve been staying local to save money and soak in the amazing sights just around the corner. I’m always questing for new places to explore in different states and countries, but I can’t forget that staying around D.C. can be just as fun. From northern Virginia to Baltimore, I’ve visited some great spots that … More How I fill up my weekends
I was lucky enough to head down to the National Cherry Blossom Festival this past Friday with a group of people from my work. Coincidentally, the trip happened the day after I got my new NikonD5200 DSLR camera in the mail. The flowers weren’t yet at their peak bloom, so most of them were still white instead … More National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.
My Backyard Sometimes it’s too easy to take for granted the things around you — like the lake down the street, or the concert hall the next town over. For me, it’s been my proximity to the nation’s capital that I often fail to appreciate. While I grew up only 30 minutes away from Washington, … More The Lincoln Memorial and Other Things in My Backyard