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USA Travel Check List: Are You Ready for the US?

If you have just booked your holiday to the USA then you’re in for an amazing time. The USA is one of our favourite destinations, and it’s becoming easier and more affordable to visit from the UK every year. We have put together this 10 step USA travel check list to help you get ready

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Exploring North Cascades National Park

The North Cascades National Park is located in Washington State, you may not have heard of this National Park but you will have heard of a major city nearby – Seattle. Whether you’re staying in Seattle or just passing through spending a couple of days exploring the North Cascades National Park is something you will

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Two Week Road Trip Itinerary for Washington State

This is our ultimate road trip itinerary for Washington State, spending two weeks seeing the best Washington has to offer. Washington is located in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States. It’s best known and largest city Seattle is known for producing some of the biggest known bands in the world including Nirvana, Alice

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How to plan a US Road Trip

We love to tour a destination rather than stay in one place. For the USA the best and most iconic way of doing this is of course the road trip. It’s not as difficult as you may think planning and booking your own road trip in the USA. Following our guide on how to plan

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A day in the French Quarter, New Orleans

Viewing St Louis Cathedral from the Mississippi

The French Quarter is where you will find the wrought iron balconies and narrow streets that pretty much everyone visiting New Orleans expects to see. It’s also where you will find Bourbon Street, although there’s much more to see, even at night, than the famous party street.

Visiting Kelly Ingram Park in Birmingham, Alabama

Monument to young girls killed in bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church

We visited Kelly Ingram Park on route from Tennessee to Louisiana, it is in the city centre of Birmingham and it’s easy to find, it’s not too big and I’d say it was doable for all physical abilities.
The sculptures in Kelly Ingram Park show what those fighting for civil rights had to endure on this spot. In 1963 Martin Luther King Jr described Birmingham as “probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States”

Visiting Jack Daniel’s in Lynchburg Tennessee

Angel's Share at Jack Daniels Lynchburg TN

Lynchburg Tennessee was a bucket list item ticked off for definite. Having enjoyed Jack Daniel’s for many years and being an avid collector of JD memorabilia, we just had to go to Lynchburg on the Tennessee leg of our USA honeymoon road trip.

Half a day in Chattanooga Tennessee

Blue lighting inside Ruby Falls, Lookout Mountain Tennessee

The drive from the Great Smoky Mountains to Lynchburg is pretty long. We needed a stop off on route and decided to spend half a day in Chattanooga and it was a great choice! Check out where we found some awesome barbecue and what we thought of Ruby Falls.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most popular National Park in the United States. To really enjoy the park, as with most of the National Parks, you need to love being in the outdoors. If you do love the outdoors you will definitely love it here.
We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite things to do inside the park, there’s something for everyone!

A Week in Sevier County, Tennessee

One of the highlights of our honeymoon in the USA was a week spent in the Great Smoky Mountains on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina. We spent 6 nights in a log cabin in Sevier County just outside of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. In this post we’ll recommend where to stay and some of the best activities in the towns just outside of the National Park.