Beijing in a day: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking Duck

Beijing in a day: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Peking Duck

Today’s tours have been insane. Jumping from one place to another, and it’s been fantastic. First stop is Tiananmen Square A statue near the entrance to the square With its giant sculpture, giant screens celebrating the local artists and/or museums, and open space,...
Trip to China: ABQ to LA to Beijing

Trip to China: ABQ to LA to Beijing

Our first park we found – people were dancingand enjoying the outdoors, even though it wasa bit cold. My friends and I decided we needed an overseas trip, and without a specific location in mind we went searching for a deal. We found a good deal through China...
Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Park, New Mexico

Frijoles Canyon, Bandelier National Park, New Mexico

It’s time to do some more hiking! Calm waters and colorful rocks Frijoles at Bandelier We were looking for a place untouched by the fires last year and we thought Frijoles Canyon would be a good bet. Fire no, at least not on the lower half, but there is a lot of...
The 4T trail in Portland, Oregon

The 4T trail in Portland, Oregon

Recently when I was in Portland I signed up for a guided hike on the 4 T trail from the place I was staying, the Northwest Portland Hostel. Great view of Mt Hood from the Council Crest Park Worth the trip even if the guide was condescending Only $5 for transportation...
Hostels aren’t just for teenagers or dorm style living

Hostels aren’t just for teenagers or dorm style living

Cabinas Eddy in Costa Rica was more of a hotel,but it did have a small kitchen available for use,and this awesome sign. That’s right, I want the world to know. If you don’t want to spend an arm and leg while traveling, you should consider hostels. There is...