Following the Mormon Trail Across Southern Iowa

Last December on the way back to Southwest Iowa, I decided to follow along the approximate route of the Mormon Trail across Southern Iowa, mostly along Highways 2 and 34. I recently published a blog post on the Iowa Tourism Office’s blog about this experience and about the Mormon Trail in Iowa. Check it out here:¬†http://blog.traveliowa.com/view-post/Following-the-Mormon-Trail-Across-Southern-Iowa   Continue reading Following the Mormon Trail Across Southern Iowa

The Mutianyu section of The Great Wall

Great Wall of China – Mutianyu and Badaling Sections

When I found out I had been accepted to the Jinhua Homestay Program, I was excited to be given the opportunity to travel to China and to Asia for the first time. Of course, one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of China is the Great Wall. While you can’t actually really see it from space (at least with the naked eye), it is still one of the wonders of the world. I decided that this would probably be my best chance to visit the Great Wall, so I added a couple of days in Beijing to my itinerary so that I could include it in my trip. Continue reading Great Wall of China – Mutianyu and Badaling Sections