Panama City: Ultimate Guide to Panama Part 1

Sunrise over Panama City, Panama from the viewpoint of Casco Viejo at Selina Hostel.

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.

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Dallas in 48 Hours: Exploring the Big D

Dallas Skyline - GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower

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. 

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Keep Austin Weird: Top 10 Ways to Get Weird in Austin

Sarah Fay in Austin Texas in front of mural of a Postcard from Austin Texas.

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.

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The Ultimate Guide to a Weekend in Nashville

Broadway street in Nashville with many bars.

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!

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