USA

Why you should definitely do an Alcatraz Night Tour

Alcatraz is one of those must-do activities in San Francisco. It’s so popular and touristy and a little bit pricey that I almost didn’t do it. But in retrospect, I’m so glad that I did the tour. Visiting the prison was one of my favourite things I did during my time in San Francisco! When […]

Guide to biking the Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is the most famous bridge in the world, and no surprise, the most famous landmark in San Francisco. There is a number of ways to see the Golden Gate Bridge. A popular option is taking a cruise to see the bridge from the water. If you want to cross the bridge, […]

Should vegetarians and vegans get excited about In-N-Out Burger?

As I was planning my trip to California, I searched for foodie hotspots not to be missed. One fast food chain kept popping up in my search, In-N-Out Burger.  Everybody raves about In-N-Out Burger, calling it ‘food perfection’. It’s tasty and affordable, a beloved west coast staple. Naturally, I wanted to try In-N-Out Burger. So […]

7 things you didn’t know about California sea lions

Guess what I was most excited to see at Pier 39 in San Francisco? The view of Alcatraz or the Golden Gate Bridge? Nope. All I wanted to see was the sea lions! They are such cool and fascinating creatures. Here are 7 interesting facts about California sea lions you probably didn’t know. 1. They […]

15 free things to do in Las Vegas that doesn’t suck

Spending a lot of money in Las Vegas isn’t a problem. In fact, it’s really easy! Just think of all the parties and gambling going on. Saving money, on the other hand, can be quite challenging. But surprisingly, there are a lot of free activities to do. Below I’ve compiled a list of the very […]

How to spend a week in Boston: a complete guide

This post is very special to me for two reasons. Firstly, this is my 100th article published on my blog! Yay (imagine balloons and confetti falling from the sky)! A lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this blog and I’m so proud of the content I’ve created. Secondly, this article is about one […]

Visiting Madame Tussauds in New York City

Do you dream about rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous in New York City? Music legends, movie icons and sports stars? That is, rubbing shoulders with a $ 200 000 USD wax copy of a celebrity. Of course you do! If you find yourself in the city and looking for something fun to do, […]

New York City on a South African budget

New York City is ranked as one of the most expensive cities in the world. That’s not exactly the kind of thing you want to hear if you are travelling to New York with South African Rands (ZAR) in your pocket. It also happened that my trip to the Big Apple coincided with the lowest […]

New York City food hack

It’s no secret that New York is one of the most expensive cities in the world. When it comes to food, the most cost-effective way to get by is to prepare your own food. But who wants to do that? I’d rather spend my time out and about exploring New York City than behind a […]

Buddy’s in Boston: an authentic diner experience

High on my bucket list for my trip to the USA was going to a traditional diner. You know, the kind of diner you see on TV shows and in the movies. The kind that serves authentic American grub. A greasy spoon with a casual atmosphere where colourful locals hang out at the counter. Enter […]

A quick, comprehensive guide to the Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is the symbol of New York City (and freedom) and one of the top attractions not to be missed. Below you will find a short but comprehensive step by step guide to the Statue of Liberty, how to secure your tickets and what to expect once you arrive. Ticket purchase Buy […]