Travel blogs and features from the United States of America
United States Travel Guide
A quick guide to one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating destinations
I think a lot of people have a lot of pre-conceived ideas of travel to the USA. There are a handful of basic itineraries for first-time visitors from abroad—usually involving the big cities on either coast and a road trip. America is a diverse country, however, with a huge variety of places, people and things to see and do. Start here with my basic travel tips, or jump down below to read my latest USA travel blogs.
Favorite USA Cities
In no particular order, these are some of my favorite cities in the United States, and quickly what I like about each. Click through to read more stories from each destination or to view more photos.
New York City – obviously! It’s big, it’s diverse, it’s got something for everyone. Incredible art museums, amazing food, nightlife and countless things to see and do.
Boston – my home for seven years, where I learned how to be an adult. It’s a small city with a big city attitude.
Dallas – my first home and a city I haven’t really always loved until recently. It’s surprisingly cool and has a really fun gay scene.
Chicago – an all-time favorite with some of my favorite museums, incredible food and home to the Lollapalooza Festival each summer.
Los Angeles – Sunshine and sexy boys, do I really need to say more? Also: the LACMA!
and a lot more!
United States Tours
Road trips are an essential part of the American experience, but if you don’t have time for one, taking a tour can be a great idea. Have a look at this selection of recommended United States tours.
United States Hotel Deals
There’s usually decent deals to be found on hotel search engines like Booking.com or Agoda.com. The trick is to finding a room that’s not directly in the city center, but in one of the less central neighborhoods (often where you’ll find cool hipster places to stay, anyways!).
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Much more than just Chicago, the Prairie State is full of surprises. Birthplace of of the Twinkie, ice cream sundaes, Abraham Lincoln and Oprah Winfrey, Illinois has had a long and colorful history and nowadays has some surprisingly cool places to visit. Illinois is a beautiful state with plenty of attractions to explore. From Chicago’s …
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Chances are Dallas isn’t at the top of your list of dream destinations. And that’s okay. You won’t find any beachside cabanas there, nor will you be entering any exotic environments. But sometimes, the simplest and seemingly less-exciting destinations turn out to be the most pleasurable and memorable. With this in mind, consider visiting Dallas. …
For many people, summer is the perfect time of year to get out of dodge and explore new places. From extended vacations to quick little weekend trips, there’s so much to see not only across the pond but right in your backyard. Whether you’re as close as Richmond, Virginia, and want a quick day trip …
Living in Hawaii is very different from living anywhere else in the United States. It is a beautiful island filled with adventure and opportunity. It is exciting, but all the emotions can overwhelm you. You need to look at a host of things before the move. You have to look for a moving company, deal …