Category: USA

Where to stay in Seattle: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in Seattle: a neighbourhood guide

Heading to the USA’s west coast? Do yourself a favour and visit Seattle – I think I’ve just found your new favourite US city. While Seattle still flies relatively under the radar of the backpacker masses, that peace and quiet won’t last for long with everything it has to offer visitors. Seattle may be a…

Where to stay in Miami: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in Miami: a neighbourhood guide

“Welcome to the city where the heat is on”. These iconic words have come to sum up the party loving, culture obsessed city of Miami, where fast and furious fun is the aim of the game. Read on for the scoop on where to stay in Miami. Dubbed the ‘Magic City’ for its rapid expansion…

Honky tonks, hostels and rock and roll: the ultimate tour of the best music cities in the US

Honky tonks, hostels and rock and roll: the ultimate tour of the best music cities in the US

Are you the ultimate music All-Star and wanna get your game on? Maybe you’re a Material Girl who needs an experience rather than another shopping trip? It’s time to Shake It Off and Lose Yourself in the different types of music that these incredible cities have to offer! Grab your guitar, cowboy boots and that…

Blue skies and endless coastlines: The ultimate guide to backpacking California

Blue skies and endless coastlines: The ultimate guide to backpacking California

All about that SoCal surfing style? Or maybe you’re keen to mingle with the cool kids in San Francisco? Wherever your interests lie, California’s diversity makes it a fantastic spot for every kind of traveller. You could visit the West Coast state ten times and still have something completely new to experience. Whether you’re a…

Where to stay in San Francisco: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in San Francisco: a neighbourhood guide

From world-class shopping districts to cultural hotspots or can’t-miss culinary destinations, San Francisco has a neighbourhood perfect for every type of traveller. If you’re looking for the best area to stay in San Francisco, read on for our ultimate San Fran neighbourhood guide. San Fran one of my favourite US cities hands down, with chill…

Where to stay in New Orleans: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in New Orleans: a neighbourhood guide

Want to celebrate life in all its wonderful forms? Get to NOLA. The fun loving, joie de vivre breathing Louisianan city knows how to show travellers a good time, and the best news is we’ve got the scoop on the best area to stay in New Orleans. Wild, cultural, delicious, hot and always ready to…

Where to stay in San Diego: a neighbourhood guide

Where to stay in San Diego: a neighbourhood guide

Whether you’re a seasoned surfer, professional sunbather or looking for an escape from LA, San Diego needs to be on your West Coast wanderlist. If you’re looking at staying in San Diego, here’s the lowdown on the best neighbourhoods, from boho beach towns to buzzing LGBTQ+ hubs. Boasting all of Southern California’s best attributes (epic…

Where to stay in Boston – An Insider’s Guide

Where to stay in Boston – An Insider’s Guide

Welcome to Boston – America’s birthplace, home of the world’s best accent, seriously educated folk, and sports fanatics. The best area to stay in Boston depends on your interests, but getting around is easy, so you can soak up all the sights in a couple of days. Boston locals are obsessed with many things. Sports…

The 15 best festivals in the US that no backpacker should miss

The 15 best festivals in the US that no backpacker should miss

It’s no secret that the US is a backpacker’s dream come true, with so much to do and discover. And if you ask me, there’s no better way to explore this humongous country than by hitting all the best festivals from coast to coast. From eating your way through a Chicago food fest, to showing…

Coachella survival guide: your essential list of Coachella tips

Coachella survival guide: your essential list of Coachella tips

Whether you’re a festival aficionado, a part-time raver or a newbie to the music scene, there’s no doubt you’ve heard of Coachella – and you probably have it on your bucket list. With past headliners like Beyoncé, Eminem and Radiohead, and this year’s line-up including Tame Impala, Ariana Grande and Childish Gambino, the pre-Coachella FOMO…

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