This summer was Jess and Tyer’s Summer of Fun where my friend Tyler and I made a solid commitment to venture out through our home state of Florida every Sunday and explore. We visited beaches, springs, and theme parks. We kayaked, canoed, snorkeled, and floated through Florida one Sunday at a time. If you live in Florida and are looking for something to do, or you will be visiting soon and want to
Even if you can only make it to Key West for a one weekend it's worth it. Key West is home to the Southernmost point of the continental US, only 90 miles North of Cuba and the Florida Reef, so if for nothing else, at least come for the Cuban food and the snorkeling and diving! I visited Key West this June for my birthday, here are some of the highlights of my weekend and hopefully a great guide to your weekend itinerary.
In the hot Florida summer, there’s not a whole lot that could be better than tubing down crystal clear, cool, spring waters all day. If you are from Central Florida or taking a vacation in Orlando you can visit the nearby Kelly Rock Springs a short drive away in Apopka.
Recently I explored San Francisco for the second time, getting to go deeper into the city and experience more that it has to offer. The first time I visited San Francisco I didn’t care for it too much to be completely honest, but I had an amazing time this trip, I am so happy I gave it another chance! San Francisco has so much to offer in its unique neighborhoods, eclectic food choices, and people passionate about their city, contributing to it and making it
There’s more to Nashville than lower Broadway and honky tonks. Believe it or not I spent a week in Nashville and I spent the least amount of time on the trip on Broadway street. Nashville is an amazing city thriving with beautiful nature, talented musicians of all genres, incredible schools like Belmont and and Vanderbilt, and an eclectic food scene.
When you leave for a trip abroad the last thing you want to do is immediately get into a heated discussion about the politics of the country you just left. Two of the huge reasons people travel are to open their mind to other cultures and other ways of life and to get a break from your normal daily routine. If Americans can agree on one thing right now after the results of the election, it is that nobody can agree on anything and
Sometimes you don’t get quite as much time in a city as you hope to, but in my opinion a quick trip beats no trip any day. I was able to visit Seattle this year, but only had two days to spend in a city with much more to offer than my time there allowed. That being said, I do feel like I got the most out of those two days as I could! I spent one
New Orleans, where American, French, African, and Spanish culture come together to make a city like nowhere else. The architecture, the food, and the atmosphere of New Orleans is inherently unique. After four visits to New Orleans in two years I have finally gathered together what you need to do to experience as much of the city as you can in one weekend visit.
Memphis, Tennessee is a popular passing through point on any great American road trip, whether you’re heading South to New Orleans, East to Nashville, or Southeast to Savannah, you need to spend at least a full day in Memphis. Here is my guide and my money saving tips for Memphis, Tennessee!
Are you gearing up for a road trip along the Big Sur coast? Maybe you’re going to visit San Francisco and have some extra time to kill but haven’t decided how to spend it yet, or perhaps you’ve seen someone’s stunning photos of the Big Sur, added it to your destination bucket list, but don’t actually know anything about it. I just drove along that beautiful coastline and to be completely honest...
Come with me! Escape wherever you are to come along with me to San Francisco for the weekend! I bet you're thinking, "How the heck am I supposed to go with Beck What The Heck to San Francisco when I'm stuck at home and gotta be at work first thing in the morning?!" Well, fear not my friends! I was in the Golden City last weekend and I'm taking you with me on a visual tour!
This trip to New Orleans was my third trip there, but it was different from the others in so many ways. For one, I had never even heard of the Red Dress Run until recently and I got to experience it on this trip, and my last two trips were solo but this time I had the privilege of going with a longtime friend of mine. Also, I had a borderline unbelievable experience with another one of my closest friends, and by the end of the trip I actually learned a lot, which is something I didn’t see coming...
I was fortunate enough this year to visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras AND the Red Dress Run, and I have come to the conclusion that the Red Dress Run is the way to go. I will admit that it is awesome to be able to say that I did Mardi Gras in New Orleans, and I am happy to have experienced that, but chances are I will not go back for it in the future...
St. Louis is the birthplace of Budweiser, home to amazing BBQ, what is said to be one of the top zoos in America, Ted Drewes which is worth the trip in itself, and...
My 22nd birthday was this week, and to celebrate one of my best friends and I took a spontaneous weekend trip to South Beach Miami!