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Discovering the US as it is and presenting myriad hues of the country to you is the only urge that keeps this blog going. Churned out by those who have been there and done that, each blog is a fresh perspective and an onlooker's observations on all places American.

Been There, Done That

In our user engagement initiative, we received the following idea, shared by Reva Skie: "I perused your site, found the travel section but I don’t see any maps for tourists. I think some maps with tourists in mind would be good idea for some of the more traveled cities of the world. As an example, San Antonio, TX, you don’t need a map of every street in the city to map out the highlights of the Alamo and the RiverWalk." The ....Read More →

New Orleans

New Orleans, though devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, is a thriving cultural mecca with great live music, arts, and food. To fully embrace the vibe of New Orleans, check out a Bed & Breakfast, like Auld Sweet Olive – where you stay in a gorgeous New Orleans-themed rooms on a historic property, not far from the French Quarter. Staying at a B&B is also a great way to meet friendly people and get recommendations on places to check out. The ....Read More →

Napa Valley

Napa Valley stands for great vineyards and awesome wine from California and features in almost all of the "Top 100 must-visit places in the world" lists. Napa, as it is often referred to,  is unarguably one of the most famous wine growing regions in the world. Vineyards and wineries are all about the benevolence of nature; commitment to quality; passion for perfection; architectural splendor; serial wine tasting, and last but not least,  great deals on good wines. With the ....Read More →

San Francisco

San Francisco is well known for its fog, steep hills, great food, and eclectic mix of people. The City by the Bay has so many sights to see and foods to taste, so tourists should plan to stay for several days (and still not expect to see it all!). Luxury hotels such as the St. Francis Hotel and The Fairmont are popular choices for accommodations with great locations. Transportation Options With public transportation options like MUNI, BART, and the famous Cable Cars ....Read More →

Washington DC

Monuments, museums, cemeteries, government buildings, and more provide the setting for a fascinating and educational journey around our nation's capital and through the country's history, making it a great travel destination for families. March and April are good months to visit because the Cherry Blossom Festival takes place, and July is great if you're looking to have an extra-patriotic Independence Day. The Metrorail system is a fast and easy way to get around Washington DC. For under $10, you can get ....Read More →

Las Vegas

Las Vegas attracts people from all over the world to its extravagant casinos, live entertainment, small chapels where Elvis impersonators perform wedding ceremonies, and wild nightlife scene – there's never a dull moment in this city. Las Vegas transports you around the world and back in time via its themed hotels: Start out in the Mojave Desert, then find yourself in New York, Paris, Venice, then ancient Rome and Egypt and even Asia, all in one day and just a ....Read More →

Charleston in South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is a charming city with great southern food and hospitality. If you enjoy American war history, beaches and palmetto trees, gardens and graveyards, or fresh seafood, Charleston should be on your list of places to visit. Where to Stay To experience the character of this city, a B&B close to downtown is the best accommodation option, but for a serene and secluded getaway, check out the Inn at Middleton Place, located right along the Ashley River. It's a bit ....Read More →

Los Angeles

The glamour of Tinseltown lures many visitors and starry-eyed celeb hopefuls every year to Los Angeles, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. From Hollywood to the beaches, and everywhere in between, Los Angeles can keep tourists busy for a long time. While LA does have a public transportation system, having a car is essential to get around this city – just be prepared for the terrible traffic and aggressive drivers. Hollywood offers a glimpse into the lives ....Read More →

Seattle in Washington

Seattle, along with hub cities like Tacoma, forms a part of the largest metropolitan area in the Pacific Northwest. The home of prominent companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Starbucks, this port city is a national leader in the adoption of green technologies. Visiting here is an essential way to experience the real culture of this part of America, from young tech-savvy hipsters to grizzled seafarers. The city has a rich history in aviation, and is home to the largest private ....Read More →

Santa Fe in New Mexico

Santa Fe is one of the oldest colonial cities in the United States and is currently the oldest state capital, having been founded in 1608. It was the capital of the region back when it was under the rule of Spain, and it remained the capital when the newly-formed nation of Mexico took over in 1824. Later, when the United States claimed the New Mexico territory after the Mexican-American War, Santa Fe continued to represent the true spirit of the ....Read More →