I have traveled quite a bit in the last three years, so I figured I would share my opinion on each place I have been!
As you all already know, I am obsessed with Nola. I will not bore you again with my love for the city, instead I will give you some feedback of it. New Orleans is very fun and energetic. Everyone in the city has a very comforting and warm vibe to them. Every time I have gone it has been nothing but fun. It is very southern and very homey. The food is obviously very Cajun based, with dishes like red beans and rice, shrimp poboys, and gumbo. The drinks are pretty sugary and you will definitely be hungover (ask Sierra), however the prices are extremely reasonable. One hand grenade (look it up) is $10 but it will mess you up very quickly. The food is really cheap too, but stay away from Magazine Street (minus Joey K’s) if you are on a budget. I would definitely live here. 10/10 would always recommend New Orleans!
So, I was only there for about one day since I was on a cruise, but the town? city? I don’t really know what they are considered, were really cool. They are very touristy around the parts that I went to. The streets were filled with designer stores like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and other random high end stores because there are no taxes on the island. I ende dup going to Senor Frogs (waddup 18 year old drinking age) and then went and laid out on the beach for a few hours. 7/10 would recommend, only because I did not see much.
Eh, I was pretty underwhelmed in D.C.. I was not 21 yet when I went, so I am sure that had something to do with my opinion. I found it to be so extremely expensive. The city was really cool, but it was honestly not city-like enough for me. It was really spread out, and although there is a subway system, I just did not find it to be all that great. There is lots of history and museums, so that was good. I think that I maybe just went at the wrong time of year (February). I do not think I could see myself living here. 7/10.
OMG, Denver was incredible. The city is so cool. It is very metropolitan and all of the buildings looks so interesting. The food was nothing to write home about. Lots of chains and everything was pretty dang expensive. There were a ton of breweries, though. What is really cool about Denver is that right outside of the city are insane mountains. Public trans is something that is very popular and easy to use there, so we took bus to Boulder for four dollars round trip and another bus up the mountains for three dollars both ways. We were able to explore this city on the mountain called Nederland, and met some awesome people and see some unforgettable sights. It was definitely a pricey trip. I think I spent about $500 all together while there, not including my plane ticket, but I would 100% recommend you go if you have the money. I could see myself living here, but like when I have a family. Would not want to live here as a young adult. 10/10.
Where do I even start with Boston. How about I start with the obvious, it is an INCREDIBLE city. I had never been up north before this trip and I was pleasantly surprised. The people were very nice and the atmosphere was also amazing. There is so much history to the city, and being that history is my favorite subject, I thrived. There are graveyards everywhere, and so many crazy things happened in that city so it was really cool getting to see things in person. Boston Common is super beautiful and also filled with history (look up The Great Elm, your mind will be blown). The food was so good but sadly so expensive. It is a walking city, though, so you can either fork out the money to Uber, or just get around on your feet. I would move here in a heart beat. 10/10 would recommend, but make sure you have money.
This goes hand i hand with Boston because we went here on the same trip. Salem is incredible if you love history. Home of the famous Salem Witch Trials, you will find so much history and facts throughout the city. There is a witch museum that is really cool, lords of graveyards, and you can even (kind of) go to the spot that researchers discovered was the actual location that the trials took place (it is behind the Walgreens on Boston Street). If you want to be spooked, stay at the Hawthorne Hotel, it is haunted as hell and terrifying. I did not sleep at all that night. The city is also a walking city, so Thomas and I walked from the Wharf back to our hotel about eight blocks away at three in the morning and were fine. 10/10 would recommend.
“Chicagoooooo, Chicaaaoooooooooo”. I really liked Chicago! Would I live there? Probably not. Sort of similar to D.C., Chicago is extremely spread out. It is a huge city, but not in a New York City where everything is blocks from each other kind of huge, more like a 45 minutes to the other side of the city by car huge. The food was pretty good, especially Eataly, and it was not a very expensive city, so that was also a plus. We went in December, so it was FREEZING. We did walk around a lot, but never took public trans because we are just too inexperienced for that and would totally have ended up in the wrong part of Chi town. There were lots of museums and really cool bars. I think my biggest gripe with the city was how spread out it was. You really could not walk from point A to point B comfortably. I would maybe live here. 8/10 would recommend.