Atlanta – My Sweet Southern Special Place

Atlanta, Georgia: Home Of The Underground Mall

My first trip to America was well on its way and I had decided that Atlanta, Georgia was going to be my home away from home for the next month. This wonderful metropolis is definitely filled with some down home southern hospitality and personality. When I arrived at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, I was totally shock by its enormous size. Since it is the busiest airport in the United States, I figured it would be extremely crowded, but it was so well ran that everyone and everything was moving along just fine.

Iconic Coca-Cola

Since I am a huge Coca-Cola fan, I thought a tour of the “World of Coca-Cola” was definitely a must. The guide was very sweet and went out of her way to make everyone feel at home. I learned so much history on this iconic brand of soda, including things that I never knew and it left me begging for more. The samples were absolutely delightful and one thing that I must say is, it tastes different, when it fresh off of the assembly line.

Former President

My next day trip was to the famous “Jimmy Carter Library and Museum”. The 39th president of the United States, Jimmy Carter has always been one of my biggest idols. This was a guided tour that was an absolute pleasure from the very beginning and all the way to the very end. You must know that Jimmy was born and raised in Georgia and he is a former peanut farmer, now isn’t that something. The library was definitely an extraordinary site that was filled with some very in formidable American history.

Where To Stay

I had decided that I was going to splurge on my sleeping accommodations, just because I was in America. I picked the Stone Hurst Place Bed & Breakfast, which is located on Piedmont Avenue in northeast Georgia. The reason I chose this delightful, historical bed and breakfast is because it is located within the vicinity of the Georgia Aquarium. I was treated like a king and I must recommend this lovely place to everyone that is planning a trip to Atlanta, Georgia.

Dolphin Show

After a night of luxury and sleep at the Stone Hurst, I was on my way to the Atlanta Aquarium. My dolphin encounter was definitely an amazing adventure. I was escorted backstage, where I got to pet my very first dolphin. He was a friendly booger and I was totally surprised with how well the trainers connected to the mammals. I was also given a photograph of the experience, which was taken by a photographer; I will definitely treasure it forever.


Before I knew it, my trip was coming to a close. I would recommend this southern city for anyone that is traveling to America. The citizens are very friendly and welcoming, which can be difficult to find. If you get the opportunity, which I did, you should schedule a tour of the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. There I got to witness of a reenactment of soldiers preparing for war, what an extraordinary adventure.


Las Vegas: A Recap

Las Vegas: Believe The Hype

You always hear everybody raving about visiting Las Vegas. There are all kinds of hype surrounding this place, so I decided to take the trip to find out the truth. I can tell you from first person points of view that you can believe the rumors. There are so many different things to do, so many different places to stay, and so many great things to see. I decided to stay in the infamous Mirage. Now this hotel is kind of expensive, but it is worth it. I got a room for $109.00 a night through a travel website. Of course, you will definitely want to book ahead, because this is a very touristy area.

What You Can Expect At The Mirage

The first thing I will mention to you about the hotel is that there is a $28.00 dollar resort fee. Now, this seemed kind of ridiculous to me at first, but after the stay I did not mind paying the extra fee, at all. I found that the beds were pretty comfortable, but that is just my opinion. However, it is not just my opinion that the rooms were always very neat and clean. This hotel could be just a trip within itself, there are so many things to do and eat inside the hotel. I was really impressed with this. If you love gambling, you are in luck because there is a huge casino located inside of the hotel. The buffets have a lot of food to choose from, and the food is actually really good. Not to mention the fact of how centered the hotel is to the strip.

Attraction In The Vicinity Of The Hotel

There are tons of things to do within walking distance of the hotel. However, I did not have time to visit them all, but I will tell you about some of the experiences I had with the ones that I visited. One of the attractions that I participated in was the balloon ride event. It was quite expensive, but it was amazing. It cost almost $300.00 dollars but after the ride I realized how much it was truly worth. The staff was very nice, and very informative. Once you get in the air, the view is amazing, but for me I think the best part was standing on the ground and watching the balloon fill with hot air.

You actually get to watch the balloon inflate before you take part in the ride. The Red Rock Canyon is a to die for tour that will give you an up close and personal look at the strip and Red Rock Canyon. This is basically a 13-mile scenic drive through the Wilson Cliffs. This is a desert type scenario and I really enjoy that type of scenery. I would not like to live there, but it is still pretty amazing to see at least once in your life. You also get to stop at a little gift shop, during the tour. I did not purchase one item on my trip, although there were lots of unique things to choose from.

Milan, Italy A Fashionably Amazing City

Visiting Milan, Italy Is An Extraordinary Adventure
I just recently took a trip to Milan, Italy and it was just so amazing that I had to write about it. I did some research, before my trip and found out that the public transportation system was kind of hectic, so I decided to book a car ahead of time. I have to say that the prices were pretty low compared to some of the other locations that I have looked into. I used a budget website to rent the car, which is helpful information for anyone that might be interested in following my footsteps. Milan is a beautiful city; it is full of old cathedrals, castles, museums, art galleries, and much more. The thing I found most exciting was some of the buildings and towers are made completely of glass. This is really a sight to see.

Fashionable City
Milan is highly known for its fashion. Just about every woman I saw looked like a fashion model. They’re all so cleverly stylish. Although, I do not like to shop that much, I will say if you are a true shopaholic, then you would be in heaven here because Milan is known as the global capital for shopping and fashion.

The Roof Of The Cathedral Duomo
One Thing that I took part in, while I was there was the rooftop view from the Duomo. If you buy a ticket you will be able to get on top of this huge cathedral and admire the view below. You will start your decent to the top by elevator, then you will have to climb a few stairs, and before you know it you will be at the top of the Duomo. Keep in mind that the Duomo is one of the biggest cathedrals in the world. All I can say is that the view from the top is amazing and this was definitely the best part of my trip. There are tons of amazing statues to admire from the rooftop, as well. The only thing that I did not like was that if you want to take photos or film you are expected to pay any extra fee. Although, I can’t understand the reason for the extra fee, you may want to do whatever possible to capture this amazing site on film, so that you never forget it.

The Pirelli Tower
Another amazing and exciting monument that I got to see while I was in Milan was the Pirelli Tower. This tower holds with it a lot of history. One thing you cannot take away from a trip like this is history. This skyscraper has a unique, skinny appearance and it is definitely unlike any type of skyscraper that I have ever seen. before. This building was built in 1950 by the Pirelli Company, which is also how it got its name. The tower was constructed when Milan was experiencing an economic boom. Unfortunately, during an afternoon in 2002, a plane running low on fuel hit the tower. This accident killed the pilot and two other people, who were inside the building. This really is quite an amazing sight to see, not to mention the fact that there are lots of hotels located near the tower, so if you can afford it, you should definitely book a room there.

Rex Hotel
I chose to stay in the Rex Hotel, which is located close to the Pirelli Tower. The hotel has a lot to offer, including its very own basketball court. I could have not been happier with the service and the cleanliness of the staff and I highly recommend it to anyone that is visiting Milan.