The fabled city of New Orleans has a thriving culture which is completely unique to anywhere else in the USA.
It is famous for delicious down-home southern cooking, spicy Creole flavors, Spanish and French influences, a groovy jazz scene, friendly hospitality and of course for being one of the best places in the country to have a party.
The city of New Orleans is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the USA and with so many great concerts and festivals hosted here every year the saying goes that locals are always preparing for a party, celebrating one, or recovering from one.
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If you are nearing retirement age there are many things to look forward to in your future, such as the chance to take time for yourself, pursue your hobbies and of course travel the world.
This is the chance to see some of the places you have always wanted to see, which you postponed in the name of career and raising a family. Now that the kids have flown the nest you can pack your bags and take off on an adventure.Read More
From jagged mountains to sandy beaches to farmland as flat as the horizon, the United States has a huge variety of landscapes within its borders.
There are many places in the USA which will cause your jaw to drop in awe when beholding a particularly stunning landscape.
Here are a few examples of truly gorgeous places in the USA:Read More
Many people who live in smaller towns or in the countryside love to spend their holidays in a major city. During a “city break” they can enjoy the cultural events, nightlife, fine dining, shopping and impressive architecture that only a decent sized city can provide.
However, the USA’s biggest and most famous city destinations, such as New York and LA are notorious for their astronomical prices. Although these huge mega-cities are very exciting to spend time in, they can also make a small travel budget disappear very quickly.
The good news is that there are many other alternative city break destinations which will offer plenty of culture, shopping, food and nightlife for a much cheaper price.
In these cities you will find better hotel rates, lower prices of gas, and more affordable food so that you can enjoy the excitement of the city for less.Read More
Are you heading south of the border for your next holiday?
Mexico is a unique and fascinating country, with a diverse range of inhabitants and a long and complex history. There is a lot to know about Mexico, and learning a bit about this country can make your holiday a lot more interesting.
Here are some facts about the country, some strange, some funny, and some intriguing. Perhaps they will spark your interest and get you curious to learn more about Mexico during your travels:Read More
Although winter snow can be lovely, there comes a point after your hands have gone numb from scraping the ice from your windshield and your back is sore from shoveling, when you wish that you could just lie back on a hammock under a palm tree and soak up some sun for a change.
If your budget is a bit tight this year you might be thinking that a beach holiday to a warmer climate is outside of your price range.
However, there are many cheap and hot travel destinations that can be reached from the USA for a lot less than you might think.
Here are a few ideas:Read More
The Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has a long and fascinating history. Because it is located right in the middle of the “New World” it has been a target of conquest for many centuries.
Christopher Columbus landed on the island in 1493, on his second voyage of discovery. It was later settled by the Spanish explorer known as Ponce de Leon and was under possession by the Spanish for over 400 years.
At the end of the Spanish American war, the island of Puerto Rico became United States territory due to the Treaty of Paris.
There are many battlements and fortifications throughout Puerto Rico, built to protect the island from its many invaders.
These are very interesting places on the island that reveal fascinating stories about the past. Here are some of the best historical sites:Read More