Seeing Los Angeles Without A Car: What You Need to Know

When I announced I was visiting Los Angeles for the first time, all of my Californian friends insisted "you'll need to rent a car." The reason for this is Los Angeles is a sprawling city with lots of neighbourhoods and suburbs, plus the public transport system...

5 Fun Things To Do in Orlando Florida

Last year I had the opportunity to visit Orlando, Florida. It’s not a place I had thought about visiting before because I’m terrified of rides and I had never considered myself a theme-park sort of person. But I had so much fun and really enjoyed...

Review: Cirque du Soleil Zarkana, Las Vegas

Despite having spent 19 days last year in Las Vegas, I never once made it to a show. People always tell me the Cirque du Soleil shows are a must in Vegas, so this year I was determined to see one for myself.  My show of...

Tour of Sun Studio: Birthplace of Rock n Roll

I have to be honest with you here, my reason for visiting Sun Studio was not for my love of music. I went because I didn't have a car and there is a free shuttle bus that takes you from Downtown Memphis to Elvis Presley's...

Swamp Tour in New Orleans
Photo Essay: Swamp Tour in New Orleans

If you're visiting New Orleans and you want to get out of the city for a day, then a popular thing to do is a swamp tour. When I checked into India House hostel I noticed posters for various tours and activities, from walking tours to...

Partying on Bourbon Street New Orleans

Bourbon Street is the most famous party street in New Orleans, stretching for 13 blocks in the heart of the French Quarter.  Whether you visit day or night, there is always the opportunity for people watching on Bourbon Street. The entire pedestrianised area is lined with bars,...

Hand Grenades and Po’ Boys in New Orleans

 Two of the many things that have originated in New Orleans are the Hand Grenade and the Po' Boy.  Before I visited New Orleans, people I met were quick to tell me about Bourbon Street and the crazy partying there. "You have to get a hand...

Walking around The Garden District in New Orleans

Braving the intense humidity of Louisiana in June, I hopped on the streetcar to go to the Garden District- a leafy neighbourhood of New Orleans that was designated a national historic landmark in 1974.  As I looked around the streetcar, I noticed beads of sweat were...

Ghost Town in Austin, Texas

One of the weirdest but coolest attractions I came across in Austin, Texas, was the J.Lorraine Ghost Town. On my last day in Austin I told my friend Kyle I wanted to shoot guns, so we drove to a shooting range and saw the sign to...