Originally when I thought of Panama City and Panama, all that came to mind was the Panama Canal. I didn’t expect to find one of the most beautiful countries with the richest biodiversity in the world, amazing beaches, and mouthwatering food. I originally booked a ticket to meet up with a guy that I liked. A friend from Couchsurfing, and thought checking off another country off my list would be a perk. (Learn more about Couchsurfing here!) While things didn’t work out with the guy, I found a new country that I absolutely love with friendly people! Panama is a country that had more than I could see in just the 10 days that I had booked. Suffice to say I will definitely go back one day.
48 hours in Dallas convinced me that I loved this city. Dallas is the glitz and the glamour of Texas. The city is made up of neighborhoods, such as Bishop Arts and Deep Ellum that give Dallas a hipster edge. Personally, I had decided to stay longer in Austin, Texas because people in Austin tried to tell me there was not much to see in Dallas. However, I thought they were wrong. I found there was plenty of things to do for any foodie, art lover, or culture seeking traveler in Dallas.
Get weird in Austin! Austin, Texas’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Austin Weird”. A slogan coined by a local radio station legend, hippies and old-timers alike used this as a battle cry to fight commercialism and the rapid overdevelopment due to the soaring population from tech giants adopting Austin as a new home.
Heading to Austin I was excited for a city that embraced the unconventional and defended its local businesses and quirks.
Adventurous backpackers, starving artists, and dreamers of all sorts make the solo trek to New York City every year, and who could blame them? With over 8 million people in one city and a million attractions there is something in this city for every type of solo traveler, and are you ever really ‘alone’ in the first place.
For singers, song writers, and country music fans from around the world, Nashville is the place to be. Surprise I am a country music fan! However, don’t fret if you are not there are plenty of things to do and also a whole alternative music scene brewing in Nashville.
Nashville has so much more to offer than just it’s music scene, it has a rich history, booming art scene, and a dynamic food scene that will make your bellies scream with excitement.
So here is your guide for a Smashville Nashville Long Weekend!