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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.

The best things to do in Skaneateles New York, a Finger Lakes haven

After experiencing a truly relaxing getaway to the Finger Lakes, we’ve assembled the best things to do in Skaneateles New York, nestled on a crystal-clear glacial lake. For one of New York’s State’s most picturesque escapes, head to Central New York’s Finger Lakes and its picture postcard-perfect Skaneateles. The “eastern gateway to the Finger Lakes”, Skaneateles is...

Huzzah! Family fun at the Boston Tea Party Museum

It’s the middle of winter and raining and instead of nursing a coffee, we’re heading to the Boston Tea Party Museum. The Boston Tea Party Museum and Tea Ships commemorates the rebellion between the colonists and the British over extra taxes being placed on bales of tea, which kick-started the American War of Independence. What was basically an ambush where the...

Hiking Breakneck Ridge and the Cornish Estate

Get the blood pumping by hiking Breakneck Ridge and the Cornish Estate As the leaves begin to turn from greens to rich oranges and reds, New Yorkers head up the Hudson River to go hiking Breakneck Ridge and the Cornish Estate at Cold Spring. With the promise of breathtaking views of the Hudson Valley in full fall foliage, challenging scrambles, and pumpkin spice...

16 Long Weekend Escapes from New York City

16 Long Weekend Escapes from New York City If you feel like 2020 owes you a break, here are some great trip ideas and 16 long weekend escapes from New York City. With the whirlwind of chaos that has turned 2020 from the year with so much potential to the year from hell, travel plans have been destroyed, international trips vetoed, and most other states rendered...

Rhode Tripping: 7 Best Things to do in Providence, RI

Experience the Best Things to do in Providence, RI. With summer almost over, we’ve sought an escape north, so with a full tank of gas, here are the best things to do in Providence, RI. When you think of Rhode Island, your mind probably wanders to images of lighthouses and beaches, but a visit to the capital is a worthy stop along the way. Our Providence vacation...

An incredible place to stay in Lake Skaneateles: The Bond 1835 B&B

The Bond 1835 is a luxury bed & breakfast (B&B) overlooking Lake Skaneateles 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...

Even in the off season, a Fenway Park tour still delivers the chills

If you want a taste of what going to a baseball game was like one hundred years ago, step up to the plate and step back in time at the Fenway Park tour. A Fenway Park tour is one of those must-do experiences if you want to get a true taste of what Boston is like. Old bars ooze the stench of stale beer but at America’s oldest stadium, it’s the freshly popped kernels...