Archive | October, 2012

Drive around Lake Tahoe

One of the most pristine places in the Reno, Nevada region is Lake Tahoe. At more than 191,000 square miles, Lake Tahoe is not only the largest alpine lake in the United States, but the 26th largest in the world. When I went, I couldn’t help but take in the radiant blue water that shimmered […]

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Walking in San Francisco

One of the great things about San Francisco is its walkability. I managed to see four major tourist sites within two hours, three if you count the hour I spent eating lunch at Pier 39. The day started in the Mission. I walked from my host’s house to catch the 14 MUNI to Mission & […]

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One-Month Budget Breakdown

Today marks exactly four weeks since I started traveling from Wichita. I’ll be honest. I haven’t kept to my budget, and San Diego was among some of the worst of my budget overloading. So, how does everything stack up? Arizona (Two weeks) – Prescott, Grand Canyon, Phoenix Flight: $110.90 Local Transportation: $79.64 (Gas, Shuttle from […]

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Walk along San Diego Bay

After my train arrived about 45 minutes late in San Diego yesterday, I needed to unwind. My hostel recommended I take an hour long walking tour through the Gaslamp District, along the bay and through downtown. San Diego is absolutely full of life at any time of the day with runners, shoppers, photographers and even […]

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L.A. as a Tourist

When I landed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, it was probably at the most inconvenient time. My host picked me up from the airport and showed me all the touristy spots while we waited for traffic to clear (and there was still congestion at 9:30 p.m.). The only money we spent was on parking (which […]

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