Land of the free, home of the brave, and the bonafide adventure capital of the world: from the tallest mountains to the deepest lakes, a tour of the USA will present you with a bustling cacophony of history, food and entertainment. This is the land where no two cities are the same, where you can shred the powdery white slopes on one day and sunbathe next to iguanas in the Arizona desert on the next. If you’re looking for a life-changing adventure of truly epic proportions, you’ll find it in this awe-inspiring boundless wonderland. The opportunities for bucket-list ‘firsts’ are endless. Your first Coachella experience, your first taste of Californian Tacos, the pride you feel as you stand in front of the Grand Canyon, and the range of emotions arising from the fabulous (albeit a tad confusing) modern art you find in New York’s galaxies. It’s yours for the taking!
Teeming with cultural, historical and geographical diversity, America is the home of so many things we know and love; from BBQ, to blues, to beignets. Speaking of food, no other nation quite appreciates food as much as Americans do. Why not opt for a food safari tour of America, sampling the zesty Latin infusions of West Coast cuisine, the fresh seafood found in the East Coast bay fish markets, and all the cheesesteaks, crab stew and coal-oven pizza you come across in-between? If junk food doesn’t tickle your fancy (although you’d be a fool not to try California’s In-N-Out at least once), the States proudly boasts an assortment of smaller local eats where you can find just about anything, no matter whether you’re vegan, a meat-lover, or simply have an innate love for tacos. American food is worth travelling for.
A US road trip will see you take to two feet to explore New York’s edgy neighbourhoods, channel your inner celebrity as you peruse the delights of Los Angeles, live your best life on a boat party cruise in Miami, or reconnect with nature in a land simply inundated with breathtaking scenery, from the majesty of the Grand Canyon to the vast, lush expanse of Yosemite National Park. No matter what you’re seeking, a tour of America will change your perceptions and leave an impact long after you return home.
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In between gorging on drool-worthy dinners, perusing informative galleries and just generally taking in the unparalleled beauty of America’s landscapes, you’ll want a chance to truly let loose alongside your travel squad. When it comes to festivals, the USA leads the way, and these are the 5 to prioritise…
Are you a fan of world’s most prestige artists? Do you food-porn worthy eats, such as poke bowls, tacos and freakshakes? Do you want to live out your own uber-cool musical NYC fantasy? Then panorama is the festival for you. Taking place slap bang in the East River, this event is not to be missed.
As the building where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both signed, you could say that this is the ‘official’ birthplace of the USA. This iconic building is now listed as a world heritage site, and merely standing in front of it will emulate the legacy of this epic country.
Can you imagine being denied your Friday night cocktails? Yeah, not fun. The American prohibition era was certainly a turbulent time, and you can learn all about it at Savannah’s prohibition museum, America’s first and only museum dedicated to all things prohibition. Bringing the roaring 20’s to life, you’ll dive right into the propaganda and drama that fuelled the anti-prohibition movement.
To travel is to eat, and nowhere on earth does that ring truer than in the USA. American food is so much more than burgers and fries (although American burgers do blow all competition out of the water.) On your journey to developing a truly American palette, these are 5 essential foods to get you started…