Lifelong Traveler, Military kid and then Military adult! Born in Hawaii, lived on Midway Island, Italy (Naples and Vicenza), California (Simi Valley and Fairfield), Texas, the Philippines, and Virginia (Hampton, Williamsburg and Fairfax). Spent my life moving about every 2 years and caused me to develop the Gypsy in my Blood syndrome. I can't stay home more than a couple weeks now without going through serious withdrawals and planning an escape!
My desire is to share my travel addiction and passion with everyone. I started my travel blog and website in February to finally "Be what I want to be when I grow up" (Since I'm pretty sure I'm a grown up now)! You can find me on twitter @TTsTrippin, Facebook page at the Joyful Journeyist and my website www.JoyfulJourneyist.com. For me, Traveling IS the destination.
It depends on where you stay. If you don’t stay downtown the parking at most hotels is free. Our public transportation system (buses only) is not the best. You’re probably better off to rent a car. Are you planning on just doing the downtown (Riverwalk and Alamo)... See More
One of my favorite scenic places is La Jolla . The coastline is gorgeous and you can just park for the day and walk everywhere. It is especially nice to watch sunset from the rocks or grassy area along the coast road. There... See More
There are Starbucks and other cafes/etc on most every corner with free wifi. Also, I think the entire Mall (the outside from the Lincoln Memorial to the Capitol) now has free wifi. There are benches in the shade but if you're going in the summer, might still... See More
Great answers and suggestions so far. Totally agree with every one that Tiffany mentioned. I would add the United States National Arboretum to the list. It is free and a beautfiul place to spend a couple hours. August will... See More
Hi Tiffany! Just found you and hope this answer isn't too late to help. I've driven to NYC a couple times and stayed outside the city and used public transportation to get in. Staten Island Ferry is FREE and parking at... See More
The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) is a MUST! I was just in Toronto for the first time last week and was able to visit a few key places while there. The Bata Shoe Museum is just a couple blocks from the ROM and also a great one to... See More
Keith- I'm not sure where you are coming to Vancouver from but you definitely do NOT need a car there. I read that the cost of parking and traffic make it a nightmare to drive. The public transportation system is AWESOME and saves you not only money but... See More
I just came back from a week in Toronto and it was my first time there! It is a fabulous city that is perfect for walking. I also like to walk and explore neighborhoods and the city on my own. I stayed at The Clarence Park hostel and it was walking distance to... See More