Des Moines, the capital of the lovely state of Iowa, is the most populated city in Iowa and is the site of first caucuses during the US presidential primaries.
Did you know that the O in LOVE (from Philadelphia's Love Park) is slanted because "love isn't perfect?"
Known for its importance to the founding of America, Philadelphia is the fifth most populated city in the U.S. and also one of the most culturally and historically-rich (the only World Heritage Center in the U.S.)
As the third most populated city in China, Guangzhou is also the best commercial city on the Chinese mainland, according to Forbes. In Zhujiang New Town, there are underground shopping malls, vehicular tunnels and towering skyscrapers.
Guangzhou is the third largest (population wise) city in China, and is located on the Pearl River. It has an rich history of over 2200 years and was a major terminus of the maritime Silk Road and today, still serves as a major port and transportation hub.
At the beginning of August, my dad and I took a week long trip up to Maine, as well as a small trip to Boston and Mount Washington.
First Watch is my go-to place when I'm hanging out with friends or family and want to grab breakfast/brunch/lunch. They're scattered around Texas, and you can find them in Austin, College Station, Houston and more.
Huntington Garden is a beautiful spot to visit in Pasadena. They have gorgeous desert plants, as well as Chinese and Japanese gardens that are so beautifully laid out and designed.
Fusion Peru, as the name suggests, combines both traditional Peruvian flavors with a dash of American, and it does an incredible job!
They say to save the best for last -- and I'll be the first to say that the food along the Silk Road was the best -- so here's the final post of the Silk Road series: FOOD!