In arid Arizona, cacti abound! In fact, there are nurseries around Phoenix selling potted plants such as this one. Well, the range starts from cactus smaller than this one and you can get cactus that is 10 feet tall as well! It’s pretty standard home landscaping fare in the American … more »
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USA & Puerto Rico
Some call it “the land of dreams”, and we are on a mission to find out why!
Whether it is thanks to something positive or negative, the USA never ceases to amaze us. We have done several trips in the country, from urban stays in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans or San Francisco, to nature oriented adventures in the National Parks, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. We even got married in Las Vegas!
These are some of our best travel stories, inspired by hours of driving around the USA, listening to local music, watching American movies and a few too many burgers:
- In San Francisco: a walking tour of the Tenderloin
- Bienvenidos to The Mission District in San Francisco
- Demystifying Car Rentals in the USA
- Deja-vu Travels in New York
- Williamsburg Flea Market: where hipsters rejoice
- Little Portugal in Newark
- The USA in my Mouth
- USA’s National Parks on a Budget
In Hawaii, we experienced a different side of the USA. In fact, depending on the setting, you’d almost forget these islands are a part of the same country. We tried stand up paddle for the first time in Maui and stayed at the most incredible tree house inside a volcano in Big Island. We’d love to go back one day!
Our latest trip to the US took us to Puerto Rico. During our entire stay in this beautiful territory, we couldn’t help but think how Puerto Ricans get the raw end of the deal when it comes to being American. They are neither here nor there, as they are limited by rules crafted in the mainland, yet they do not get to enjoy all the same rights folks in the continent do. Politics aside, we had an incredible time exploring the stunning coast of Puerto Rico and getting serendipitously lost and found in random charming towns.
Our trip to the Grand Canyon was surprising! We spent a few days at Flagstaff, a beautiful little city in the Coconino county up in the Colorado Plateau. We were amazed on our drive from Las Vegas to Flagstaff because the scenery changes so much! From the dry and arid … more »
When driving from Las Vegas to Flagstaff, we decided to take a longer route through the historic route 66. The road isn’t a multi-lane highway and the journey is a bit longer, but it’s well worth it! You will pass through Indian reservations, scenic little towns and even get to … more »
If you thought staying in the heart of Hollywood on a backpacker’s budget is not an option, think again! USA Hostels Hollywood offers accommodation in dorms and private rooms aimed at budget travelers, steps away from the Walk of Fame and the major tourist attractions in the area. You’re … more »
For almost two years I have chronicled my experiences with consulates of countries around the world. That guy was horrible! Those people are so inconsiderate! Doesn’t X country want tourists to spend their dollars there ? Belize is racist against Indians and Chinese! (they charge $250 for Indians and $2,500 … more »
Driving in the USA is quite an experience. The scenery changes rapidly and quite drastically sometimes. As you drive from Flagstaff in the mountains near the Grand Canyon towards Phoenix, lush pine forests will give way to canyons greened by rivers which will eventually bring you to red rocky mountains … more »
If you’re starving… head to the USA! This country serves the most massive portions of food we’ve ever come across in 5 continents! For instance, this “slice” of carrot cake! Served by a cowboy inspired diner in Route 66, Arizona, this thing would be enough to feed an entire family! … more »
Greetings from Las Vegas! After you’ve read the post about our wedding day in Delhi, you’d be surprised to know that… we just got married in Las Vegas! What… again?! Well, not really! To understand what happened here we need to rewind a few months… We had decided to get married … more »
Today’s photo of the day takes us to NYC! Walking around NYC sure is a treat. For a non-American it feels quite surreal because everything looks very familiar (i.e. if you’ve watched American sitcoms or Hollywood movies). This fine morning, we slept in late but ended up having lunch in … more »
Chicago is a great city to hang out. A lot of live music, restaurants, art: this is metropolitan life at its best! The same exact feeling applies to Chicago Getaway Hostel, where we stayed at during the time we spent in Chicago. The moment you enter the spacious lobby of … more »