Eastern State Penitentiary

They say it’s one of the most haunted places in America… They say that it was at first a penitentiary made for solitary confinement only. When prisoners came in to do their sentence, their heads were covered in order to stay unseen forever by the other inmates and to have a normal life after their […]

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Surprising Philly

Sometimes when you have the least amount of expectations is when you are the most pleasantly surprised. Not knowing what to expect from Philadelphia at all, this city has been a breath of fresh air. From its architecture, to its parks, rivers, bridges, cafes and vibrating downtown area, this city is the most European city […]

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Beach Life

It’s already been a little over two months since I’ve last been here. Manhattan Beach… I’ve missed you. Last time I was here, I was contemplating the fact that I am at the end of my journey, this solo trip in California I’ve voluntarily thrown myself into…it had its ups and downs, but ultimately, I […]

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My California Tourist Guide

My California Tourist Guide

California tourist Guide

This is the book that helped me prepare and carefully plan out my solo trip in California. National Geographic has the best tourist guides out there, because they have a lot of pictures, explain regions and cities in detail and even include separate pages with explanation about different themes, such as California history, cuisine, cinema, Mexican folk art and so much more. They even give tips on road trips, what to see along the way and what to see in a city depending of the number of days you are staying there. At the end of the guidebook they give practical advice like where to stay, eat or the best means of transportation.

I also have National Geographic books for Romania, Spain, Portugal and Italy. I definitely recommend it more than Lonely Planet because it helps you learn about the regions and cities in case you don’t know anything about it. Lonely Planet is a very fast and efficient guide that tells you where to eat, sleep and visit, but you have to know your destination already¬†. In case you don’t know where to go and what there is to see, and you just want to be informed about everything, the National Geographic Guides are the best way to go.

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