The following is a guest post Whether it’s ‘yes Virginia, there is a Santa Clause’ or ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ there is something about a classic Christmas that makes us think of New York City. Though towns and cities around the world will decorate for Christmas there is none as spectacular or famous as that [...]
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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 Graceland. But as it turned out, my visit to Sun [...]
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 plantation tours and spooky ghost tours, but I was pretty [...]
Sure, you can see the Golden Gate Bridge, visit Alcatraz, or ride a genuine trolly, but there’s more to San Francisco than the popular sights that draw millions of tourists each year. There are many strange and wonderful places that don’t get as much attention but are worth checking out. Step off the beaten path [...]
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, strip clubs, restaurants and souvenir shops- it’s really [...]
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 grenade”, they would tell me. “Be careful though, those [...]
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 forming on people’s foreheads and a man was mopping [...]
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 this ghost town along the way. I’d never shot a [...]
When I touched down in the land of the Delta Blues aka Memphis, Tennessee, the thing I was most excited about was visiting Graceland- the place where Elvis Presley lived and ultimately died on August 16, 1977. I wouldn’t describe myself as a really hardcore Elvis Fan, but I am a fan. I have a few [...]
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I'm a British girl from Manchester and I have been traveling solo since 2008. After graduating from university I decided there was more to life than the hours between 9 and 5, so I packed my journalism degree into my suitcase to travel the world and work remotely. I hope to inspire you to be your own boss, live life and travel the world.