Category Archives: USA

(Northern) California Dreamin’ | San Francisco

San Francisco.  It’s the City by the Bay, SF, the Golden City; creator of denim jeans, fortune cookies, mimosas, waterbeds, Rice-a-Roni and the Summer of Love; home to more than 50 hills, 14,000 Victorian houses, 200 landmark buildings and the only moving national monument in the USA (the cable car),  and year after year voted America’s coolest city. Continue reading

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(Northern) California Dreamin’ | Do, Stay, Eat, Play

Every winter,  thousands of bargain and sun-hungry Brits flock to Florida for a booster dose of light, sea, sand and a sheer break from relentless grey skies.  But did you know that for just a few dollars more you can fly nonstop to Northern California instead? Continue reading

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The Quirky and Mysterious Side of Minneapolis (Miles Away)

From out-of-this-world experiences to pleasantly weird art, here’s our rundown of the wacky things you can see and do when you’re in Minneapolis. Continue reading

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The Civil Rights Trail: A Journey Through America’s Painful Birth to Social Justice (Miles Away)

The United States Civil Rights Trail was launched on New Year’s Day 2018 – a significant date because it is the anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s decree that freed slaves during the Civil War. Continue reading

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Simon Says, Shop Better!

Simon Malls cover 14 states in the USA and offer an unbeatable mix of high street retailers, premium outlets and impressive dining options. Continue reading

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An Essential Guide to Visiting Pearl Harbor in Hawaii (Going Places)

Planning a dream vacation to the Hawaii? Make sure to save time for a visit to historic Pearl Harbor to honor the more than 2,000 Americans who died during the surprise attack by the Japanese on the naval base that … Continue reading

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Shop Till You Drop at America’s Best Cities for Holiday Shopping (Going Places)

If you’re wondering which US cities are the absolute best for taking a holiday retail wander then check out this all nice/not naughty list of the choicest shopping destinations in America. Continue reading

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Bingeing on the Best Bites in Baltimore – All the Best Places to Eat in the US City (Metro)

Big on flavour but not convention, Baltimore is just the sort of foodie destination WORTH writing about. Edgar Allen Poe, John Waters, David Simon, Ira Glass: Baltimore, Maryland has spawned and inspired some of America’s greatest storytellers. Even the country’s … Continue reading

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The Eerie Side of New England: Is Massachusetts the Spookiest State in the Union? (Miles Away)

If you’re looking to get spooked in the Bay State then check out our guide to Massachusetts’ historic haunted places you can actually visit. Continue reading

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Infographic | UK vs USA: Different Names for the Same Foods

This fun infographic does a great job summing up some of the most interesting differences. Continue reading

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IPW 2017 | DC Out

Thanks for joining me as I shared some impressions about IPW and highlights from my visit in Washington. Continue reading

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IPW 2017 | As an Expat, Foodie and Tourist

As an expat American living in London (for more than 13 years) it’s an odd feeling to head back to the US for work-related visits, especially when I don’t get to see my family. Travelling to the nation’s capital as … Continue reading

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IPW 2017 | As a Blogger and Journalist

Obviously, the key reason to attend the American travel industry’s premier marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the US is to drum up some business and generate some travel. To that end, was IPW a success for me? Continue reading

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IPW 2017 | One Big Welcome in DC

“Bringing the world to America,” IPW is the American travel industry’s premier marketplace and the largest generator of travel to the US. Held in a different city every year, the convention and trade show features three days of intense networking and bouncing between speed date style appointments coupled with lots of schmoozing and outsized festivities. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Stay Hungry

After my week of munching across the Baltimore food scene, I’m apt to place the city right up there among my very favourite dining destinations. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Miss Shirley’s

Open for breakfast, lunch and brunch all week long, Miss Shirley’s is a Baltimore institution providing full-on downhome eats (of epic proportion) and equally OTT hair of the dog hangover remedies all with efficient and friendly service. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: La Cuchara

Sprawled across a repurposed warehouse near the hipster haunt of Hampden is La Cuchara. Taking inspiration from Basque cuisine and serving mostly small plates many of which are prepared in a wood-fired oven in an open view kitchen, the restaurant melds rustic charm with urban cool. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Wit & Wisdom

With its “progressive twist on traditional tavern food and Eastern seaboard classics,” the Wit & Wisdom’s menu captivates as much as it comforts. Beyond what’s doing in the kitchen, Wit & Wisdom’s waterfront views from its al fresco bar or inside its plush and expansive dining room are bolstered by friendly and fast service. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Beer

I had a great time during my few days of foraging through Baltimore discovering some of the best local brews and breweries thanks to the knowledgeable folks at City Brew Tours. Continue reading

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#TasteBaltimore: Modern Cook Shop

Market, bar, and restaurant all-in-one, Modern Cook Shop in the historic yet still really very happening neighbourhood of Fell’s Point was an ideal spot for breakfast. Continue reading

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Oh Say Can You #TasteBaltimore?

Big on flavour but convention not so much, Baltimore served up just the sort of yummy fun I love to write about. Continue reading

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The 7 Best Family Friendly Cities You Should Visit This Summer (Miles Away)

Here’s our roundup of seven of the most family friendly cities in the US. Continue reading

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Summer Cities That are Great for Seniors (Going Places)

We took a look around the US and found these seven cities to be among the very best for chasing your dreams and enjoying your travels as a senior this summer. Continue reading

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Hamburger USA: The Best Burger in Every State (Miles Away)

Best hamburgers in America? We reckon this list of every state’s best burger is a good starting point for your beef-bound quests. Continue reading

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America’s Most Amazing Comic Book Shops (Miles Away)

The halcyon days of comic book shops may be long gone now that fans can purchase their favorite titles and collectibles online. But the feeling of browsing a comic book shop will never be replaced. Luckily a few gems still exist and are worth seeking out. Continue reading

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Awesome Things to do in Los Angeles

There are so many things to do in Los Angeles that you can find yourself running out of time while visiting the city. Continue reading

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Southern Pride (Foodism)

The Louisiana city of New Orleans is a melting pot of great restaurants. In a city where food options abound, Chris Osburn gives us his hot takes. Continue reading

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Crescent City Cullinary Classics: The 6 Most Historic Restaurants in New Orleans (Going Places)

Steven Guzzardi / Flickr Here’s a deliciously historical look at six of the finest and oldest restaurants in one of the world’s greatest cities for eating out: New Orleans. With Mardi Gras just around the corner, it’s best you make … Continue reading

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Significant Civil Rights Sites & Destinations You Need to Add to Your Bucket List (Miles Away)

Here’s a list of 15 historic sites in Washington D.C. and across the South, representing a few of the most important Civil Rights sites and landmarks Continue reading

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Shaya, New Orleans (espressoCrazy)

One of the best meals I had – and not just in New Orleans … or America … but this year – was at Shaya. Continue reading

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Best Hotels and Resorts of 2016

Nicest digs on the planet? Here are a few of ‘em! 2016 was one of the best years of travel for me yet. What made the year such an amazing time to ramble was, in large part, where I got to lay my head at night. Continue reading

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Best Restaurants of 2016 (Excluding London)

There’s a whole lot of New Orleans in this list – which makes sense given the focus of my September foodie safari spent there. Indeed, some of these NOLA restaurants are remarkably close neighbours; two are just across Magazine Street from each other. But this year wasn’t only about luscious Louisiana cooking. I had great dining experiences in other corners of America too, and across Europe. Continue reading

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New Orleans in 18 Eats | Index | #TCEatsNOLA

Lord have mercy! It’s a good thing this blog came equipped with an elastic waistband. Otherwise, I might not have been able to finish my 18-stop tour of America’s culinary capital on a streetcar named delicious. Continue reading

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Breakfast in America (espressoCrazy)

The tastiest aspects of my recent US escapades often took place in the morning. So I thought I’d share with you a few especially memorable breakfasts from my time in the Land of Plenty. Continue reading

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How to Live Every Day Like It’s National Taco Day (Miles Away)

We strive to live every day like it’s National Taco Day. So have a look at the best tacos across America and try not to drool. Continue reading

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