By: Naon Foongfuang, Work and Travel Spring 2014 Ambassador Scholar

Naon Foongfuang is a Work and Travel participant from Thailand, who worked at an Indian restaurant in Schaumburg, IL. In her last blog post, she shares her experiences traveling throughout America.

The first place I visited was Six Flags Great Adventures.  It is the best amusement park that I have ever visited! I’m the kind of person who is crazy about amusement parks, so I spent two days riding all of the roller coasters in the park.

My friends and I decided it was about time for the real journey to begin, so we set out for Chicago. Fortunately we lived in Hoffman Estates which is only a one hour drive away from Chicago and all of its interesting attractions. We bought the CityPASS, which is a booklet of admission tickets to five must-see tourist attractions in Chicago.

The first attraction was Shedd Aquarium, a place where you can touch the aquatic animals and see all of the different types of marine life. The second attraction was the Museum of Science and Industry. Science is one of my favorite subjects, so I spent most of my day in the museum. On our last day in Chicago, we spent our valuable time at Skydeck Chicago, The Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.

The next city in our journey was Washington D.C.. It is one of my favorite cities and this was my second time visiting. Luckily I booked a tour in the U.S. Capital. There are no words to describe the beauty of the U.S. Capital.  We visited the White House, Lincoln Memorial and some of the Smithsonian Institutions.


After we finished our D.C. trip, we took a Greyhound bus for four hours to New York City. Our four days in NYC weren’t enough! We went to all of the must-visit places in NYC, but the Statue of Liberty is still one of my favorite attractions. On the day of 4th July we went to Coney Island to see the fireworks.


Finally it was time for Boston, our last city. Boston is the most peaceful city I have ever visited. We went to Harvard just to touch the statue of John Harvard. People believe that touching John Harvard’s left foot will give them a high chance of getting into Harvard. After we visited the campus, we cruised around the town to see all of the beautiful architecture. Boston is one of the must-visit cities of all time!


Want to see more? Check out Naon’s video below!