The Safest Places in Mexico For Tourists To Visit

Is Mexico Safe

I love Mexico. And I hate that is has such a bad reputation. I find this reputation is far worse in the USA and Canada compared to Europe. I’m kind of thankful for that because in the UK I’m not flooded by bad news stories that might have scared me off visiting. Instead, I did some specific travel research on safety, as I would for every country I visit. And then I went. Many times. In this article I will share the safest places in Mexico for tourists to visit. This is based on my own experience of the places … Read more

How to Get From New York To Washington DC – Quick Guide

Home to the White House, the Washington Monument and the National Mall, there are a lot of things to do in Washington DC. Not only is it the capital of the United States, it’s a short hop from the Big Apple, meaning you can combine the iconic sights of New York and Washington DC in one visit. In this guide, I’ll explain how to get from New York to Washington DC, including some links for booking your trip. Sightseeing in New York? Before you skip town for DC, make sure you visit the Statue of Liberty (and no, you don’t … Read more

25 Fascinating Facts About Washington DC

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Most people know that Washington DC is home to the White House but what else do you know about the Capital of the USA? If you’re not from the USA (or maybe even if you are), did you know that Washington DC is the capital of the United States or did you, like many people, think it was New York? In this article I’ll share with you some fun and interesting facts about this small but fascinating city. 1. Washington DC is not actually located in any of the 50 states of the USA. It was originally located in the … Read more

12 Iconic Things To Do In New York For Tourists

So, you’re finally planning your trip to New York, and what a trip it’s going to be. With some of the most iconic sites and experiences in the United States of America – and the world – you won’t be disappointed. I remember my first trip to the Big Apple like it was yesterday. Those first moments of being in Times Square, shopping on 5th Avenue and seeing the Statue of Liberty are likely to last a lifetime. And if they don’t, do what I do, make New York one of those places you keep going back to time and … Read more

Inside The Statue of Liberty – Are Crown Access Tickets Worth It?

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I’ve already written about how to visit the Statue of Liberty including ticket types, tours, cruises, how to see the Statue of Liberty for free and how to get to the Statue of Liberty. In this article, I’ll cover something very specific – are Crown Access tickets worth it. I’ll then give a little info on what you can see and do at Liberty Island (where the Statue of Liberty lives). You can then decide which type of Statue of Liberty ticket to hunt down – and I say hunt because it can feel like that if you don’t book … Read more

8 Tequila Cocktails To Make At Home

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Mexican tequila can be used to make a whole variety of different and exciting cocktails, from the classic margarita and tequila sunrise to the rich El Diablo and fruity matador. Impress your friends with these 8 tequila cocktail recipes you can make at home. 1. Margarita Is there any cocktail more symbolic of tequila than the margarita? Although the origin of the margarita is widely-debated, most people believe it was created in Mexico, much like its main ingredient of tequila. A staple on cocktails menus all around the world, the margarita is an easy tequila cocktail to recreate at home … Read more

20 Fun Things To Do In Tijuana Mexico

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Tijuana is always a good idea. Whether you’re heading south of the border to cut loose or it’s the starting point of your epic Baja California road trip, in this post I’ll share with you 20 fun things to do in Tijuana Mexico.  I’ve visited a few times and I’ve never had anything other than a good time. If you are worried about safety, I have written about that in a separate post, which also covers how to get to Tijuana from San Diego.  And if you’re on that epic Baja California road trip, you can read my post taking that … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In New Orleans

“You probably already know that we talk funny and listen to strange music and eat things you’d probably hire an exterminator to get out of your yard. We dance even if there’s no radio. We drink at funerals. We talk too much and laugh too loud and live too large and, frankly, we’re suspicious of others who don’t. But we’ll try not to judge you while we’re in your town.” These words were penned by journalist Chris Rose in a Letter to America after Hurricane Katrina. The letter went viral but the spirit of New Orleans captured in this letter has … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In Florida Keys

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The Florida Keys – where you’re as close to the Caribbean as you’re going to get without hopping on a plane, with a string of tiny islands connected by one of the most scenic causeway drives in the world, everyone should take a Florida Keys vacation at least once in their lifetimes. It’s a trip I’ve taken four times, and with plans to go back, it’s fair to say I’m hooked on the laid back island life. In this post I’ll share the best things to do in Florida Keys. I’ll also give you some tip for planning your Florida … Read more

19 Best Things To Do In The Everglades

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The Everglades is the only place in the world where you can see both crocodiles and alligators. Under an hour’s drive from Miami, the question shouldn’t be ‘is it worth visiting the Everglades’, but ‘when’? Admittedly, it took me a while to shift my butt off Miami beach and out into the heat and humidity of Everglades National Park. Then, prone to a touch of craziness, I ended up visiting Everglades National Park twice in the same year. That was good because it let me refine my itinerary for visiting the Everglades. Here’s what I’m going to share with you. All in, … Read more