Eiffey and me

Where I've Been

I believe seeing the world around you is an important part of becoming a knowledgeable, well-rounded person. Everyone should see their country sometime in their lives, not to mention the rest of the world.

The day after I graduated from high school I left for a three-week road trip from Virginia Beach to San Francisco and back with three of my closest friends. All of them happened to be boys and I can honestly say it's true what they say about men never asking for directions. Luckily, though, we made it to our destination, after a brief breakdown in Flagstaff, Arizona. Along the way, we saw landmarks like the Grand Canyon, the Golden Gate Bridge,Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore, visiting 20 states before it was all said and done.

If you have the means, seeing the world is one of the most enlightening things a person can do for him or herself. This past February I went to Paris and Amsterdam.

Most people know that Paris is a beautiful city with fantastic food, but Amsterdam has picked up a bad reputation. But it is much more than just pot bars and the red light district. It's full of beautiful architecture and historical sites, like the Anne Frank House, and the people there are friendly and eager to show you around.