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The USA, land of the free and self-appointed protector of the world is an interesting amalgam of people, places and experiences. In many ways, it is a contradiction in terms. It’s united in so many ways, but the recent 2016 elections proved it’s completely divided. A so-called class-less society, there is an obvious split between rich and poor, black and latin. Yet there’s a patriotic fervor here like no other. It’s these tensions that make it an interesting study in humanity – the world looks to it for leadership, trends and ideas, yet they mock it for its exclusionary attitudes. Strange for a country that was a beacon of hope and attracted generations of new-comers to find freedom in the place that was originally (like Australia), a dumping ground for criminals and miscreants.

The best way to experience the United States is to split it up into manageable bite-sized chunks. Start with the obvious coastal cities and the bright lights of Vegas, and then start digging a little deeper to see what makes this such a weird and wonderful place to visit.

Where to stay in the Finger Lakes: The Bond 1835

Where to stay in the Finger Lakes: The Bond 1835 If you want to find out where to stay in the Finger Lakes district of New York, The Bond 1835 is everything you’ve been looking for. The Bond 1835 offers luxe, five-star accommodation in a historic farmhouse looking over Lake Skaneateles, in Central New York. We had the pleasure of staying a few nights in this classic...

Come For The Pinball and Tunes at Milo’s Yard, New York

Milo’s Yard is a pinball bar in Ridgewood, streets away from Bushwick. Milo’s Yard in Ridgewood on the border of Brooklyn and Queens is a hidden gem for drinkers and pinball fans alike. Since 2015, the brainchild of Barcade/The Gutter alum, Claudia DeMairo and David Poh has been serving up cold beers and chilled vibes in a place that few other than locals have...

Laundry isn’t a chore at Sunshine Laundromat and Pinball speakeasy in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

If you want to survive as a business in the competitive landscape of New York City you need a shtick and if there’s ever been a more interesting way of doing chores than at the Sunshine Laundromat and Pinball speakeasy in Greenpoint, we’re yet to hear it. Raines Law Room is a popular speakeasy in Chelsea, New York What’s a speakeasy? The speakeasy culture here has...

An insider’s take on New York in Quarantine

There’s sizzling grills and old black iron smokers emitting hearty aromas of barbecue and jerk chicken. Two oversized refrigerated trailers bearing the stars and stripes are parked on the road and an orderly queue forms at the vacant car park entrance. No, it’s not a festival or a celebration. Far from it. This is the face of the frontline fight against Covid-19, the...

Catch your seafood live at Zauo Japanese restaurant, Chelsea

At Zauo Japanese restaurant, Chelsea you can fish for your seafood. Our recent trip to Tokyo exposed us to new dining experiences and although we discovered the Zauo seafood restaurant was closed in the hours we could dine we were pleasantly surprised to find they have another in the heart of where we live – Chelsea, New York. Tucked beside the popular retro...

Star Wars Smugglers Run Disneyworld

Star Wars Smugglers Run Disneyworld puts you behind the controls of the Millennium Falcon It doesn’t matter if you saw A New Hope in the cinemas back in 78 or your knowledge of the Star Wars universe doesn’t extend past Baby Yoda memes, the chance to fly in the Millennium Falcon as part of the Star Wars Smugglers Run at Disneyworld Hollywood Studios’...

Stormtroopers greet you on the Star Wars Rise of the Resistence

Disney’s Star Wars Rise of the Resistance ride review

Disney’s Star Wars Rise of the Resistance has the power to permanently turn you into Star Wars fan After the initial hype of the opening of Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyworld Hollywood Studios has subsided, it’s been rekindled with the launch of the most innovative amusement park ride experience yet. We rode the new Rise of the Resistance and are still buzzing...

frozen niagara falls on the american side

The Frozen Niagara Falls are a winter experience like no other

Each winter, New York’s border temperature drops to the point that you’ll see a frozen Niagara falls that creates a bizarre, but beautiful scene that should not be missed.  There are two sides to the Niagara story – no, four sides. America and Canada, and summer and winter. The Niagara River marks the border between New York and Ontario with a bridge that...

Discover Buffalo, New York with these top things to do

Buffalo, New York is an upstate town known for its famed chicken wings and sporting teams but when you get here, you’ll discover that frontier “town” is actually a much larger city with much more than tangy wings to attract visitors. There’s more to Buffalo, New York than just Buffalo wings As the second largest city in New York, Buffalo is sprawling and well...

The Rum House is a Times Square bar at the Edison Hotel

Savor timeless cocktails at The Rum House, NYC

The Rum House in the Hotel Edison in Times Square, New York The Rum House is the antithesis for the bright lights, brusque, clueless crowds and blatant commercialism of the surrounding NYC streets of the Theatre District. Situated adjacent to the stylish W Hotel and parallel with the daily identifiable TKTS booth, its frontage is reassuringly unassuming. Rum from a...