Welcome back to AZE guys! This week I decided to do a post on the places I've traveled, seeing as how many of you enjoy and are curious about the photographs on the site. I love visiting different places and experiencing different cultures, but there's no doubt that some places have made a greater impact on me than others. Below I've listed places I've enjoyed traveling to and would definitely recommend.
Alaska: Juneau & Skagway
One of my favorite trips so far has been a cruise I took with my family to Alaska. With time, I've learned I'm not crazy about cities. I love going to places that have a more relaxed vibe or places that offer beautiful, scenic views. Alaska offered both of these and made this one of the most memorable trips I've ever taken. One early morning on the cruise ship, a voice rang out of the P.A system advising all the passengers to go on the balconies or upper decks to check out the view. At the sound of the announcement, my boyfriend and I rushed over to his parents' room across the hall. When we stepped out into the balcony we were surrounded by snow capped mountains, seals jumping in and out of the water and an immense glacier located right between a set of mountains. I took the image above moments after we stepped onto the balcony. The view was truly captivating.
My sophomore year of college, I traveled to Germany with my godparents. My uncle had trained to run the Berlin marathon and they decided to bring me along. Although the flight there seemed to drag on forever, it was all worth it in the end. We ate delicious food all trip, visited historic sites and monuments and took a great tour of the city. The day before my uncle was due to complete the marathon, my aunt and I decided to visit some areas in the heart of the city. Unfortunately, many of the principle streets had been closed off because of the marathon and there were no taxis that were willing to drive us back to the hotel. My aunt and I had to find our way back ourselves even though we barely understood German. It took us about an hour and a half to walk back to the hotel, and even though we were miserable the whole way there, her and I can't help but laugh about it now. This was truly a trip to remember.
West Virginia: Harpers Ferry
I visited these three cities years ago on a school trip. Despite being 13 when I traveled there, I remember this trip like it was yesterday. This trip remains one of my favorites because we visited so many historic sites and monuments. One of my favorite subjects in school has always been history, and these cities feature most of the important sites of the Civil War and major monuments and museums located in D.C.
Massachussetts: Boston & Jamestown
Rhode Island: Newport
Maine: Old Orchard Beach
Although these cities and towns are all breathtaking, I grouped them together because there is no place I've loved to visit more than New England.
There's no city like Boston. The city doesn't have a crazy New York feel where everything feels hectic and everyone is in a hurry. I absolutely love how much history is still incorporated throughout the city, and how strong the sense of community is. There are so many beautiful spots to enjoy company with family and friends. There are joints for those looking to relax by the water or those who want to have fun in the heart of the city. Whether you're in the mood to hang out at Quincy Market or you'd like to walk along the Freedom Trail, Boston offers great hangout spots all throughout the city.
Newport and Jamestown feature beautiful scenic views on the water. The weather is beautiful almost all year around, despite the winter being quite hard to manage. Also, the food is ridiculously delicious.
Old Orchard Beach, on the other hand, has much more of a small town feel and is definitely a tourist attraction. My best friend and I stayed at an adorable air b&b a couple of minutes from the beach, and we had an amazing time. The food in Old Orchard was absolutely tasty, and the residents of the town were extremely warm and welcoming. This is definitely a place to go if you're craving a little beach getaway.