How To Spend 3 Days in San Diego (with Solo & Budget Travel Tips)

With a history that spans back over 10,000 years, it can be hard to squeeze everything into 3 days when you visit San Diego, but it’s fun trying. And I’ve produced this itinerary to help you do it. I arrived in San Diego after several months in Mexico and despite plans to spend only a couple of nights … Read more

The Best Things To Do At NASA in Houston

Space shuttle picture at NASA

Fewer than 700 people have been to space but with a visit to Space Center Houston in Texas, you can explore space without leaving planet Earth. In this post, I’ll share details of my visit so you know what to see and what to expect. About Space Center Houston Space Center Houston opened in 1992. … Read more

15 Best Deep Dish Pizza Places in Chicago

Meat pizza with cheese and basil

Pizza is a big deal in Chicago. So big that the windy city even has its own Chicago style pizza. What is it? Deep pan, with a pie-like bottomed crust, stuffed with layers of cheese and crushed tomato sauce, with a thick layer of mozzarella cheese on top. It’s an institution in the city. And … Read more

19 Best Things To Do In Downtown LA

LA skyline seen from the Griffith observatory

Downtown Los Angeles, or DTLA as it’s known to locals, is usually missed by tourists but it should absolutely be on your itinerary when you’re exploring LA. I get it, Hollywood, Beverley Hills and the beautiful coastal spots of Santa Monica and Venice Beach are the big draws, but if you want to get beneath … 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 … Read more

25 Fascinating Facts About Washington DC

statue of abraham lincoln at the lincoln memorial

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, … Read more

15 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 … Read more

Inside the Statue of Liberty Crown – Is it Worth It?

close up of the statue of liberty

I’ve already written about how to visit 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 … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In New Orleans

St Louis Cathedral white with grey spires 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 … Read more

21 Best Things To Do In The Florida Keys

Florida Keys aerial view of ocean

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 trip through the Keys at least once in their lifetimes. It’s a … Read more