Travel to the USA

TRAVEL TO THE USA

Blog Posts About the USA

A surreal sunset at Delicate Arch inside Arches National Park, Utah

11 U.S. National Parks That Are Ripe for Adventure

Though Americans are notorious for traveling internationally less than any other nationality, it’s kind of understandable why. With incredible National Parks all over the country, the United States is, geographically, one of the most diverse and remarkable places on the planet. This year, the National Park Service is celebrating its centennial. After 100 years of […]

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Day Trips from DC: Things to Do in Annapolis, MD

A Family That Travels Together, Stays Together: Day Tripping From DC to Annapolis

On a recent family day trip from DC to Annapolis, we uncovered some of the best things to do in Annapolis. We found the best Maryland Blue Crab, delicious ice cream, and we went for a sail on the Chesapeake Bay! It was one of those scorching days in the city where it’s almost too hot […]

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My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

My 33 Favorite Spots to Eat and Drink in New York City

New York has recently become my unofficial home base, and after spending six months here before taking off to Colombia, I’m in town for a quick five-day layover to see friends and family before my trip to Israel. With only 120 hours in the city, I’ve got a lot of people to see and a lot of […]

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Where to Eat in Little Italy and Chinatown, New York City

Where to Eat in New York’s Little Italy and Chinatown

New York is home to some of the best food in the world. With such a large international population, and with so much history behind it, New York’s food scene is not only huge, but incredibly diverse. Every type of cuisine imaginable exists here. From Ethiopian to Vietnamese. From Dominican to German. From Chinese to […]

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The 2014 Mermaid Parade on Coney Island in New York [NSFW]

The 2014 Mermaid Parade on Coney Island in New York [NSFW]

After touching down in New York, it quickly came to my attention that there would be a rather “fabulous” parade happening on Coney Island, a peninsula in southwestern Brooklyn, New York. Coney Island is home to a well known amusement park, beach and boardwalk which has been featured in movies, books and video games for […]

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The cockpit of a Cessna 172

Flying (and Almost Falling out of) a Cessna 172 Over the Mountains of North Carolina

I stumbled into the vessel and took note of my surroundings. It was overwhelming: the buttons, knobs, screens, graphs, sprockets and thinga-ma-bobbers were all jumbled together on one dashboard. I didn’t know what any of it was, and I wasn’t really that interested in finding out. I just wanted wanted to get this puppy in […]

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More From North America

The mountainous savanna of Viñales

Can I Travel to Cuba? Here’s What You Need to Know If You’re American

The wheels of my plane lift off the ground, my stomach drops into my shoes, and through the window, I watch Los Angeles International Airport drop away. I’m off. My next adventure has begun—and this one’s special. I’ve taken a lot of flights in my life, but not like this one. At the other end […]

Planes landing on Maho Beach is an adventure in itself!

A Beginner’s Guide to Adventure Travel in the Eastern Caribbean

I recently took a cruise through the Eastern Caribbean—and because I’m all about adventure, I chose a few high-octane offshore experiences to keep me busy. (Cruises aren’t just for relaxation, you know.) But what if you don’t feel ready for the extreme stuff yet? What if you’ve never done any of those things and, as […]

What Happens When a World Traveler Goes Cruising?

As a world traveler and first-time cruiser, I had no idea what lay ahead of me. Cruises had long intrigued me and I thought they might be an interesting way to see lots of destinations in a short amount of time. But beyond that, I didn’t quite know what to think. Any expectations I had […]

A pirate ship at St. Maarten

The Ultimate ‘Pick-Your-Own Adventure’ Vacation: 4 Ways to Do an Eastern Caribbean Cruise

I didn’t know what to expect from my first cruise experience. I knew this Eastern Caribbean cruise would draw different types of people from all over the country, but I didn’t know how I’d fare on board a boat where, seemingly, you’re stuck on a floating island with no way out. As it turns out, […]

El Capitan!

Everything I Did Wrong on My First Cruise (and Even a Couple Things I Did Right)

Getting practical cruise advice is tough—it’s hard to know what to expect from a cruise unless you’ve already been on one. These first time cruise tips are everything you need to know about what to do and, most importantly, what not to do on your first cruise. Trust me—I’m an expert in making mistakes. About […]

Palm Trees in Puerto Rico

Why This Adventure-Seeker Is Going on a Cruise

These are the last words I ever thought I’d be writing on this blog: I’m going on a cruise. For years I’ve been backpacking the world, traveling carry-on only, living with nothing except what’s on my back, and mostly letting the universe guide me through bizarre and oftentimes unforgiving situations. I love that kind of […]

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