Category: North America

Posts involving traveling in North America. These posts cover my adventures to the various states in the United States of America as well as trips to Canada.

Polynesian Culture Center Visitor's Guide | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Visitors Guide to the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu, Hawaii, USA

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. Find more information about affiliate links on our policy page.   What is the Polynesian Cultural Center? Considered one of the top attractions in Hawaii, the Polynesian Cultural Center preserves and showcases the culture of the Pacific Islands. Within the Polynesian Cultural Center are six different...

A Visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

A Visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Even though TripAdvisor only ranked it at #6, I consider the Atlanta Botanical Garden the one thing you absolutely must do when visiting Atlanta, Georgia, USA. With 30 acres of land and 10+ types of gardens, there is no shortage of things to see. Trying to decide whether or not to add it to your Atlanta itinerary? Read all about my visit to the Atlanta Botanical Garden!

Laser Show at Stone Mountain Park | Footsteps of a Dreamer

A Review of the Laser Show at Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Have you ever seen a laser show on the side of a mountain? Not many people can say that they have, which makes the Lasershow Spectacular in Mountainvision at Stone Mountain Park one of the most unique things to do in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. However, just because it’s unique, does that mean it’s worth visiting? Find all the need to know information about the laser show at Stone Mountain Park so you can decide for yourself whether or not to see the show!

What to Do With One Day in Atlanta, Georgia, USA | Footsteps of a Dreamer

What to Do with One Day in Atlanta, Georgia, USA

A few months ago, a longtime friend of mine moved to a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Until then, I had only been to Atlanta for short layovers, so the most I had gotten to see of it was the inside of the airport. This meant that I just had to go visit her, and of course do some sightseeing while I was there. Unfortunately, due to my full time job, I was only have to go visit her for a long weekend, and was able to spend even less time in Atlanta. Check out what I decided to do with my one day in Atlanta, Georgia.

Touristy Things to Do in San Francisco | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Touristy Things to Do in San Francisco, California, USA: Our 2-Day Itinerary

After spending 2 days in Los Angeles, we made the long drive to San Francisco. For the most part when I travel, I like to try unique activities along with the “must do tourist attractions.” However, for this trip my mom and I found ourselves getting excited by a lot of the touristy things to do in San Francisco. Because we only had two days to spend there, we decided it was totally okay to spend our time indulging in all the “must do things in San Francisco”. Check out all the touristy things we did during our San Francisco 2-day itinerary!

A Fun Weekend in Los Angeles, California, USA: Our 2 Day Itinerary | Footsteps of a Dreamer

A Fun Weekend in Los Angeles, California, USA: Our 2-Day Itinerary

When I was on my way home from Japan, I decided to stop in California. I had never been to the west coast of the United States, so I figured this would be the perfect opportunity. Luckily for me, my loved ones were willing to meet me there. After a decent amount of research, we decided to spend 2 days in Los Angeles before moving on to San Francisco. Find out how we decided to spend 2 days in Los Angeles!

Learn How to Make Lei at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Learn How to Make Lei at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort in Honolulu, Hawaii

There are so many things to do and see in Hawaii, USA that it can be almost overwhelming. However, don’t get so caught up in all the places to go that you look past your own hotel! Depending on what day it is, Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort has lei making, hula lessons, ukulele lessons, and more. Luckily for us, we had enough time to check out the lei making event. There, we got to learn not only how to make lei with real, traditional flowers, but we got to learn about their importance and how they are used in Hawaiian culture.

The Na Pali Experience The Best Na Pali Coast Tour | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Experience the Best Napali Coast Boat Tour with the Na Pali Experience

Napali (or Na Pali), which literally translates to “The Cliffs,” are sea cliffs which stretch for 11 miles down the coastline of Kauai, Hawaii, USA and at points rise as high as 4,000 feet above sea level. They’re also well known for their several sea caves, which means that boat tours are a great way to experience all the cliffs have to offer. My mom and I chose to do our Napali coast boat tour with the Na Pali Experience and had an absolutely blast! Out of our 10-day Hawaii itinerary, touring the Napali coast with the Na Pali Experience Boat Tour group was definitely the highlight of our trip.

Christmas Lights at Stan Hywet in Akron, Ohio, USA | Footsteps of a Dreamer

Deck the Hall: Christmas Lights at Stan Hywet in Akron, Ohio, USA

Standing on 70 acres of land, and consisting of five historic buildings and eight gardens, Stan Hywet is the 6th largest home in the United States that is open to the public. Every year in December, volunteers decorate the estate with Christmas decorations of all kinds, and include over one million lights and a choreographed light show to various Christmas songs. If you’re ever near Akron, Ohio during the month of December, I highly recommend paying a visit!

New Year's in New York: Watching the Ball Drop in Times Square

New Year’s in New York: Watching the Ball Drop in Times Square

Growing up, I would always watch the ball drop on TV on New Year’s Eve. I would see the crazy crowd of people in Times Square all wearing their New Year’s glasses and partying the night away. Despite what others might think, I thought it would be so cool to be in Times Square and experience the ball drop in person. I was so excited when I finally got the chance to go! However, going to New York City to see the ball drop definitely takes some preparation. Here are my thoughts on spending New Year’s in New York.

Rainbow Falls

Submarine Tour and Tropical Gardens

After our adventurous day at Black Sand Beach and the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, we decided to take it easy yesterday. We did the Atlantis Kona Submarine tour and then relaxed by the hotel pool. Today was our last day in Hawaii, but our flight wasn’t until later in the evening, so we made a few last stops, including Rainbow Falls and Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens.