USA: Do You Know the Secrets of Disney World, Florida?

Yesterday my friend and I talked for hours about Disney World and just how amazing it is and how she cannot wait to deliver the news to her two little boys that they will be returning very soon. Just talking about it filled us both (two 35-year-old women) with giddy delight. It is a place where age really doesn’t matter. In reality, it makes us all revert to being wide-eyed, excited…

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USA: Take Me Down To Panama City, Florida

When people, especially us Brits, think of Florida, we instantly think of the big hitters. You know the ones – theme parks galore or the title of a Will Smith song. However, there are so many more places in the Sunshine State that are just waiting to be explored. Panama City is a prime example. It is a stunning seaside town located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is in…

USA: 5 Of Our Favourite Things In & Around Las Vegas

Las Vegas is one of those places that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Luckily for us, we have visited together twice, with Mr ESLT visiting a third time with his friends. There is so much to do, not only in Las Vegas itself but also in the surrounding area. Therefore, I don’t think we would ever tire of visiting. There are so many types of accommodation in the…

USA: 5 Gorgeous Mountain Ranges to Visit

When you think of taking a trip to America, the big cities, beautiful beaches or even the theme parks that the country is famous for are likely to jump initially to mind. However, America is also fortunate to have a myriad of awe-inspiring mountain ranges scattered throughout its landscape. Because each offers a distinctive look and terrain, they are all worth visiting, especially if hiking or various ‘winter’ sports are…

USA: 5 Fun Places To Visit In Florida

When someone suggests Florida as a holiday destination, what do you instantly think of? For us, especially Vicky, it’s Disneyland in Orlando. Having spent a number of family holidays in Orlando as a teenager, visiting Mickey and his mates were always top of the agenda. However, and this fact surprised us, not everyone likes the sugarcoated wonderfulness that is Disney (shocking we know). In fact, they demand more from their…

USA: Which Hawaiian Island Should I Visit?

Hawaii is the most isolated chain of islands in the world, so you need to allocate a good chunk of time to visit. A flight to Honolulu from Los Angeles, America’s closest mainland city, is six hours; the same flight time from Boston to LAX. If you are travelling from Europe or further then the flight time (including layover) could be in excess of 24 hours. However, the tropical paradise…

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USA: 5 Amazing Gardens To Visit On A Cross Country Road Trip

If you love to garden, or even just to look at them, then this is the list for you! For this list, we’ll start on the West Coast and work our way to the east while explaining these beautiful locations. We will also talk about some beautiful gardens in the Northern United States and some in the South. In order to explore each one properly by being able to experience…

USA: Visiting Florida? 5 Things You Need To Do

There are so many things to see and do if you plan to visit Florida. Maybe you even live there and have never really experienced everything it has to offer? The many beaches and amusements parks are among some of the most popular destinations with people flocking to them year round. The various types of boating excursions available are also extremely popular, especially during the summer months. However, Florida also is…

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USA: 3 Places Every Space Fan Needs to Visit At Least Once

For every space fan who dreams of becoming an astronaut, space is the most exciting and intriguing place to visit. However, having this dream makes it tough to be interested in destinations here on Earth since space is so stunning and of course fascinating. Fortunately, there are a few locations that will capture the imagination of even the most avid space lover. Here are three places every space fan needs…

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USA: 4 Most Haunted Historical Sites

We have recently booked a trip to New York (one of our happy places) for the New Year. Having been to the Big Apple on a number of occasions, we have done all of the major tourist attractions, some more than once. Therefore, my research for this trip took me down a very different path. And we have subsequently booked a ghost tour, which we are very excited about taking.…

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USA: Making The Most of A Day In San Diego Old Town

We love San Diego. It was one of our favourite stops on our Californian road trip. We were based in the fabulous and lively Gas Lamp Quarter and thoroughly enjoyed every second we spent there. We also found it to be a great base from which we could visit other parts of San Diego and the surrounding area, including the stunning beach resort of La Jolla and of course San Diego Old Town.…

Guest Post: How to Explore the United States Without Going Over Budget

If you have adventure coursing through your veins, the worst thing you can do is let your budget hold you back. You want to see it all, but you don’t want to take out a second mortgage to do so. You’re not alone. But the good news is that you can see the country without blowing your budget. Here are some tips for exploring the United States on a budget:

USA: 5 Fun Reasons to Travel to Branson, Missouri

Missouri is a state just waiting to be discovered with many great cities including St Louis and Springfield. If you are on a trip or will be taking a trip to or through Missouri, then you really need to spend some time exploring and enjoying Branson, an Ozark town, which has so many things to see and do. Here are a few simple and easy tips to help you prepare…

USA: Walking The Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego, California

Saturday nights in San Diego can be crazy and when we visited last June, our Saturday night in the city certainly was, especially as it was our 6th wedding anniversary and we had to celebrate. Needless to say, Sunday morning saw us reaching for the caffeine and donning our shades as we forced ourselves out into the bright morning Californian sunshine. As we only had four days in San Diego,…

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USA: 6 Hot Spots to Check Out in Denver, Colorado

Colorado is a great place to plan a holiday regardless of the time of year. The winters are cold and snowy, which provides ample opportunities for various winter sports. Then, the summers are perfect for scenic hikes and languid days spent fishing. One area of Colorado that is especially popular for visitors to explore is the city of Denver. While there are many exciting things to see and do in…

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USA: Best Places to Visit, That Aren’t NYC, on the East Coast

Looking for a new place to visit on the East Coast besides New York City? Look no further. Though the Big Apple receives most of the attention when it comes to East Coast cities, there are endless options for tourists to visit. With a rental car, GPS, and an adventurous spirit, you can enjoy any of these major cities.

USA: 5 Reasons to Spend at Least a Day in Monterey Bay, California

I did mention Monterey in a blog post I published last year – 5 Great Towns for An Overnight Stay along the Pacific Coast Highway. However, I do not feel that the short write-up in that post really did the fantastic little city justice. Therefore I have put to together this post to delve further into what it has to offer and why if you are visiting California and planning…

USA: 4 Places of Historical Interest You Must Visit in Los Angeles

You may consider Los Angeles to be a modern, glitzy, possibly even superficial city, but if you scratch just below the surface, you will find that the City of Angels is actually steeped in history. Throughout the city, there are many historical sites, buildings, and hotspots you really must visit. LA is a sprawling city, so ensure you book a centrally located reputable hotel. Also, don’t forget to grab your camera for ALL…

USA: 5 Low-Key Holiday Spots You Should Visit

Holidays are meant to be a time to get away from the stress of daily life, relax and unwind. However, if you choose the wrong destination, it could leave you frustrated and genuinely ruin your break. When people think if the United States most people think of the major cities – Orlando, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas etc. However, they are all bustling places where after visiting you may need…