America Archive

Top reasons to explore Chicago before hitting Route 66

Route 66 is pretty much the ultimate road trip destination, both in the US and across the rest of the world. If you’re planning to take on the whole thing, I reckon it’s well worth spending some time in Chicago before you get going. Need convincing? Well, read on to get to grips with the city’s appeal! I Chicago: where Route 66 begins Probably the …

Florida in a Week: Is it Possible?

The lengthy flight times to long haul destinations usually tempt travellers into booking two week stays. When you’re used to package holidays to Lanzarote and other European hot spots, cheap Florida holidays are definitely a world away from the norm. 2013 cheap Florida holidays are selling out fast; long haul breaks book up well in advance of short haul stints. If you’re tempted to secure …

How to Spend a Holiday in Vegas

Las Vegas blazed the trail for a gambling destination that was so much more, in the days before online casinos. When the town was primarily controlled by the Mafia, Vegas was about one thing – gambling. Now, it boasts an embarrassment of attractions to suit all tastes and persuasions. The casinos are still its biggest draw, but they have become tourist destinations in themselves. From …

Cultural Faux Pas for First Time Visitors to the US

When travelling, either for business or pleasure, it’s always best to do a little research on the country you are going to. Although most people tend to look at maps and research attractions, accommodation, weather and travel, very few people actually research the cultural differences between the place they live and the places they are visiting. This can lead to faux pas when it comes …

Travelling in America

“In the current economic climate, it seems more financially sensible, and sometimes actually more enjoyable, to visit the less-travelled destinations that the world has to offer. I tried this out this summer, when I flew out to America for some long-awaited sun. As we had already visited New York last year, there were few other places we wished to see in the east of the …

Ten most beautiful places in the world to wake up in

Starting your day by looking out of a bedroom window at a beautiful vista is an uplifting experience; historic architecture and exciting cityscapes can be as enthralling as mountains, lakes and sea views. Below are listed the top ten most beautiful places in the world to wake up in. Andalusia, Spain Granada’s Alhambra and Generalife is a magnificent 14th century complex of palaces and fortresses …

Travelling by car in the US

The summer season is one of the best times of the year for families to take a vacation and visit many different parts of the country. Many people schedule their vacations during the summer time because their children are out of school and travel agencies typically offer some of the best deals during this time of the year. This isn’t the only reason why people …