Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the city behind the Cambodian genocide

Phnom Penh is the capital of Cambodia since the French colonization of the country. With a population of 1.5 million people, Phnom Penh is an important  hub of Cambodia. Our initial day, we had a took-took tour of the city. It included many national monuments. Within the square was the independence memorial. The National Assembly building… Read More Phnom Penh, Cambodia: the city behind the Cambodian genocide

Another ghost tour of Gettysburg, PA during Halloween

Gettysburg is known as one of the most haunted places in the US due the bloodiest battle of the Civil War taking place in this quiet Pennsylvania town. Due to it’s murderous history, Gettysburg attracts many people who believe in ghosts and historians alike. Along with walking around the battlefields in which 23,000 men died, tourists… Read More Another ghost tour of Gettysburg, PA during Halloween

The Newseum in Washington, DC and why news is vital for democracy

One of my favorite museums that I have visited throughout the country and world is the Newseum in Washington, DC. The Newseum is filled with displays that had me giddy, especially since I heavily studied history, political science, and journalism. The Newseum offers something of interest to everyone who visits. The tickets are around $25… Read More The Newseum in Washington, DC and why news is vital for democracy

My favorite day trip in 2016, Pennhurst Asylum

As I look back on 2016, an arguably dismal year, I try to seek the positive. Some of the most  memorable trips I took were during the fall/Halloween season. One of those trips was a tour of Pennhurst Asylum in Pennsylvania. Pennhurst State School and Hospital was known as Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded… Read More My favorite day trip in 2016, Pennhurst Asylum