Everywhere, trees are looked over and seen as generic, casual, and a mere fact of the world. While trees are in our yards, city streets, parks, forests, and everywhere in between, we often fail to recognize and appreciate the true beauty and uniqueness of our woody earth-mates.

When traveling across…


Personally, I have no shame snacking on delicious ice cream cones and sundaes in the middle of cold New York winters but despite this unwavering dedication to the sweet frozen food, ice cream has a reputation as a summer snack, made to enjoy in the hottest months of the year…


Think back to 2019. Remember when thousands of excited fans would crowd enormous stages all across the country to watch their favorite musical artists perform? I barely do! But what I do remember is that music festivals have been a staple of culture in America ever since the Monterey International…


Having lived in the same small town for all my life, I’ve only experienced the 4th of July traditions that take place within a small beach town– fireworks, barbecuing, swimming, far too competitive beach volleyball tournaments, and unbearable lines of traffic all across town. While these activities hold a special…


I don’t trust people who say they don’t like pizza. Generally, I hate to be critical of others for their tastes. But have you ever met anyone who didn’t like pizza? I’ve met two. One of them gave no reason for disliking pizza and is thus a sociopath. The other…


Did you know that Tokyo is the most populous metropolitan area in the world? It’s true! But walking around the streets of Tokyo a few summers ago, I don’t think I ever felt overwhelmed. If an endless list of things to do is your thing, like it is mine, then…


I didn’t know when I moved to San Diego that I’d be gaining ten pounds of beer weight. I’d heard of Stone before moving there, a popular IPA, but had no idea of the extent to which San Diego reigns supreme in the beer scene. My friend and I ended…


Has anyone ever asked you if pizza is a sandwich? I have, and I thought it was a stupid question. Of course, pizza isn’t a sandwich, it’s pizza. But if anything stuffed between two pieces of starch is a sandwich, couldn’t you make a New York slice into a sandwich…


I have kind of a funny story from a trek I did once. The first day, during the meet and greet, a man introduced himself as “Jungle Man.” That’s it. It was, “Hi, my name is Ashley,” and, “Hi, I’m Emma,” and then there was him. Jungle Man. …


Hi! I’m Ashley, a Content Writer at RoadGoat. These guiding principles helped me as I traveled to over fifty countries as a solo female. I hope they’ll help you too!

I’ve known that I wanted to travel since I first started moving around as a kid. I grew up in a military family that moved around all the time. I moved seven times in seven years, enough that I got used to being the new kid in school. While I…

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