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More than a “been there, done that” experience
“Been there, done that” as the saying goes. This ages-old idiom is often used, typically with apathy and boredom (plus probably a slight eyeroll), to prove one’s superiority of experience. However, when starting the “Been There” blog, I wanted to flip this phrase on its head, instead using it to induce a positive attitude toward sharing experiences.
Having “been there”, I’m thrilled to share my knowledge with others on the beautiful and unique places that fill our planet. Therefore, the focus of this blog is to excite readers and travelers to go where I have been with an sense of eagerness and a yearning for new adventure.
South Carolina: A Weekend Guide to Charleston
When Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” awards came out in 2017, 2018 and then AGAIN in 2019, I wasn’t too shocked to see Charleston top the list three years in a row, stealing the 1st place spot in the “Top Cities in the United States.” I’ve spent the last 10 years...
Guatemala: Where to Eat in Antigua
Antigua, Guatemala is a small town outside of Guatemala City and a must-visit stop destination on any Guatemala trip. I’d suggest stopping over either before or after a visit to Lake Atitlan since its the best spot to get transportation to and from the lake. It also...
Guatemala: The Best Hostels For Your Trip
Hostels are one of my favorite accommodations while traveling and I have begun to pride myself as being a sort of hostel connoisseur. I have stayed in hostels in Europe, Latin America, Asia, and even the USA! After spending a week traveling through Guatemala, I came...
Hawaii: The Ultimate Guide to Your Maui Vacation
Hawaii has always been a dream of mine. What better way is there to get halfway around the world to a tropical paradise without even needing a passport? After stumbling on a pair of cheap plane tickets to Kahului, Maui’s main airport, I jumped at the opportunity for a...
Colorado: The Best Hikes Near Denver
Some of the best hiking I have experienced in the United States is in Colorado - specifically hikes near Denver! For those who have never visited the state of Colorado, I only have one thing to say to you: GO! I could write an entire post about the weather alone...
France: Hit the Road!
This may surprise some but France is one of the best countries for a road trip! It has a variety of landscapes: from city life in Paris to the towering snow-covered Alps to the glistening blue waters of the French Rivera! In addition, it has very well-kept roads that...
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