Feb 16, 2013
Since I left home for my Great Escape, I’ve been doing monthly roundups of my adventures filled with anecdotes, private little moments, and thoughts that are found nowhere else on this blog. As this site is not just a resource for other travelers but also my own personal travel diary, I like to take some time to reflect on not just what I did, but how I felt. You can read my previous roundups here: Month...
Dec 29, 2012
“Wow, Vegas for the weekend! Amazing!” This was the typical reaction I got when gushing to friends, family, and random strangers on the street about my planned girl’s getaway to The Cosmopolitan. But then I’d continue, “Actually, I’m staying on for a few days by myself in a hostel so I can do a day trip to The Grand Canyon!” This was usually met with silence....
Dec 27, 2012
Our night had kicked off in the most epic of ways, with a helicopter ride over the Las Vegas Strip. It wouldn’t be easy to top that, but this group of over-achievers was sure going to try. Our next stop? Back to our glam bachelorette pad at The Cosmopolitan to glam it up and get ready for round two of taking Las Vegas by storm. Best of all, we weren’t going to step foot outside the hotel to do...
Dec 21, 2012
After our revelry on Friday, we didn’t quite drag ourselves out of hotel until the sun was setting once again. But we had quite the motivation — we were about to fly over The Strip on a Las Vegas Helicopter Tour.
When we were greeted at check-in with champagne, we knew this was our kind of tour. Then came the dreaded helicopter tour weigh-in, where seat assignments are made based on weight...
Dec 20, 2012
I guess you could say I’ve been bitten by the skydiving bug. Of all the thing Sin City had on offer for us on our one non-hungover day (we took the first flight out of New York), none called out to me like Vegas Indoor Skydiving.
Tearing ourselves away from our plush room at The Cosmopolitan, we practically skipped the mile up to the north end of the strip where Vegas Indoor Skydiving is...
Nov 13, 2012
I’m sorry to report that Photo of the Week is late this week because… Las Vegas. Enough said, right?
I spent the weekend hopping around Las Vegas in typical The Hangover fashion with my sister and my cousin. We stayed at the suite I won from Expedia at The Cosmopolitan, ate at STK, partied all over the strip and generally pretended to be millionaires. Then yesterday they left and I checked into...
Nov 11, 2012
This week marked the first time I ever laid eyes on the Grand Canyon, courtesy of a bus trip from Las Vegas and a new freelancing gig with Viator. The Canyon is stunning — that goes without saying. But this trip solidified for me the type of traveling I’m becoming. It’s no longer enough for me to simply sightsee and look at something idly. When I looked down into the great trenches formed...
Sep 5, 2012
As I stare at the rapidly filling fall calendar in front of me, it’s hard not to reflect on what an amazing summer I’ve just wrapped up. This summer brought me all across the USA, from Philadelphia to Denver, from Martha’s Vineyard to Myrtle Beach, and right across the border at Niagara Falls. I even squeezed in a big international adventure, visiting Iceland and the England and checking...