35 Best Things To Do In Key West, Florida

Things to do in Key West Rooster

I don’t know about you, but if I stumbled upon an island where the beach was scattered with bones, I’d be doing an about turn, pronto. But it was 16th not the 21st century and Ponce de Leon was more brave (or foolish?) than I am. And thus Key West was discovered*. (* I’m not a big fan of this idea of islands being ‘discovered’ when there are already natives going about their daily lives, but it’s the word that’s most commonly thrown around so I’ll rudely throw it around too). The bones on the beach are relevant because that’s how … Read more

Where is the Best Chicago Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago?

Where is the Best Deep Dish Pizza in Chicago

To say I was jet-lagged when I stepped off the plane at O’Hare airport would be a vast understatement. I’d zig-zagged across the Atlantic twice in two weeks with stops in London, Istanbul, Bologna and New York. Not sure which way was up, I arrived in Chicago on a crisp October morning, craving a week in bed during the only week I had to explore the city. Cracking open the cloud and searching for the glorious silver-lining, I remembered that jet-lag leaves me craving carbs and Italy had provided a residual hankering for pizza.  And the solution to both of these … Read more

How To Visit Tijuana from San Diego – Complete Guide

Visiting Tijuana from San Diego - Mexico border crossing

Want to know how to get to Tijuana from San Diego, where to stay and is Tijuana safe to visit? In his guide, you’ll find everything you need to know about visiting Tijuana from San Diego. Sitting just 20 miles (32 kilometres) south of San Diego, it’s hard to believe that a few steps can alter your surroundings so dramatically. Yet, step over the border from the USA into Mexico and turn your ear to the air: the car horns have stopped, tacos sizzle on road side carts and Spanish floats by on the breeze. “Bienvenido a Mexico!” you’ll hear … Read more

How to Visit The Statue of Liberty – Tickets, Tours & Ferries

Visiting the Statue of Liberty should be easy but for some reason it was more complicated that I expected. In this article, I’ll give you my complete guide to how to visit the Statue of Liberty including the different types of Statue of Liberty tickets and how to get to the Statue of Liberty by ferry. I have written a related guide: Are Crown Access Tickets Worth It? Which includes what to see at the Statue of Liberty. As well as a guide to 12 Iconic Things To Do In New York For Tourists. Quick Links for Statue of Liberty … Read more

How To Get from Buffalo to Niagara Falls, New York

From Buffalo to Niagara Falls Horseshoe Falls

Niagara State Park is the oldest State Park in the USA and sees over 8 million visitors per year. Spanning both the USA and Canada, Niagara Falls is the second largest waterfalls in the world (after Victoria Falls in Africa). Isn’t that reason enough to put it on your travel bucket list? In this guide, I’ll share how to visit Niagara Falls from Buffalo in New York state, including how to get there by plane, bus, train, car and ride share. I’ll also explain how to get to the falls from the Niagara Falls Visitor’s Center, how to cross Rainbow … Read more

15 Best Things To Do in Niagara Falls, New York, USA

Bridal Veil Falls with rainbow

The second largest waterfalls in the world, spanning both the USA and Canada, and the oldest National park in the USA (established 1885), Niagara Falls has definitely earned its spot on travel bucket lists. What most people don’t realise is that Niagara falls is actually made up of three waterfalls – Bridal Veil Falls, the American Falls and Horseshoe Falls, giving you even more bang for your visitor’s buck. Horseshoe Falls, with the main view from the Canadian side, is the biggest of the falls and therefore the one you see most commonly in pictures and on TV. However, the … Read more

Things To Do In Detroit – Detroit’s Pretty Parts

It’s not very often that I visit somewhere that defies my expectations. Having seen a fair chunk of the world, I’ve gotten pretty good at guessing the vibe of a place long before I land. Beaches, cities, tiny towns – most often my presumptions are pretty spot on. And then I went to Detroit. If you believe the media, Detroit is one hot burning mess. The chances of getting shot are close to inevitable and there’s not a single building with its guts still intact. Okay, there’s a slow churning momentum of revival stories but they’re not at the top of … Read more

Is Detroit Safe? The Answer From Someone Who’s Been

Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from my visit to Detroit. I’d heard great things about the city from fellow travel bloggers Hecktic Travels and LLWorld Tour: Detroit is the comeback city, regeneration is happening… and there’s an amazing BBQ joint. That last point is usually enough to take me to any city, regardless of scare stories. And boy are there plenty of scare stories – mainly from the mainstream media and always highlighting that Detroit is the most dangerous city in the United States of America. It’s not an unfounded claim – Detroit is number 23 on the world list of cities by murder … Read more

The Best Things To Do In New York’s Lower East Side

I’ve heard so many people blithely say that “the United States has no history”. These people haven’t visited Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In fact, it’s on my list of the most iconic things to do in New York along with visiting the Statue of Liberty and finding the best places to eat Italian in Greenwich Village. (If you are planning to head to the Statue of Liberty, here’s my guide to whether Crown Access Tickets are worth it.) Visit this trendy neighbourhood today, and it’s easy to miss the dense history that fills the streets of this part of New York City. … Read more

The Best Things To Do In San Diego

With a history that pans back over 10,000 years, it can be hard to squeeze everything in…but it’s fun trying. I arrived in San Diego after several months in Mexico and despite plans to spend only a couple of nights in the city (it was, after all, my second visit), I ended up lingering for close to a month. From the harbour and downtown to the beaches and coves, I’ve written this list of things to do in San Diego so that you can cover as much as possible in a 3 day itinerary or weekend trip. If you’re there for longer, just … Read more