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The United States is one of my favorite destinations. It's easy to travel, there isn't a language challenge, we get to see family and friends and above all – it is SO diverse. The landscape, the climate and the people. I've probably been at least 10 times now and I still have so much to see.

From the Deep South of Louisiana, to the pace of New York or the relaxed atmosphere of the Florida Keys, the USA has all things and everything, it just might take you years to see it all.

My Fave Photo From The USA

This is Sedalia, in Missouri. The quintessential small town USA.

Stores are boarded up, jobs are scarce and there isn't any major concepts on the horizon to bring this town back to its former glory. Regardless, the locals are friendly, they still start small businesses, the town is impeccably clean and you can get a great steak on a Saturday night!

To me this encompasses the US. The cities are where everyone goes, but the real USA are these small towns that have something that embeds into your soul. Real people making it work the best way they know how.

That is who Americans are!

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  • Flying interstate can be expensive. Plan ahead, try to move mid week in the middle of the day and you should be fine but if you book a flight after 3pm on a Friday and you are asking for trouble.
  • Americans are usually not even remotely how you expect them to be. I find them to be accommodating, helpful, and mostly downright chatty.
  • Vegas is WAY more than gambling. I have been to Vegas maybe 6 times and spend probably 3 hours gambling if you added it all up. There is so much to see and do and it is as much a family destination as anything else.
  • The US has some of the most amazing National Parks however, more than a few popular locations require a permit, usually months in advance.
  • I love LA. I know everyone bags me for this but we have friends there so have the inside track and LA is huge so you have to allocated time. I've probably spent 3-4 months in LA over the years and still find new things.


  • Washington DC is the capital but do you know what the DC stands for? District of Columbia.
  • The population is around 330 million
  • The US is almost as big as the entire continent of Europe
  • The US is the only country that has ALL of the Earths five climate zones!
  • The only people to have walked on the moon's surface are American. I'm not 100% sure about this fact so don't quote me.
  • The current flag was designed by a high school student!
  • They are one of only 3 countries worldwide that still cling onto the imperial system of measurement.
  • The diversity of landscape, accents and weather is wide and varied, more so than any other single country I've visited

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From some of the most stunning national parks on earth to the beaches of southern California, The USA won't leave you with nothing to do. That is for SURE!

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Allocate some time to do the triangle that is Nashville, Atlanta and Memphis, but don't just stick to the cities. Road trip the small towns too. Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Chattanooga and Tupelo. There is so much to see and learn while making the most of the southern hospitality. Graceland, Civil Rights Museum, The Bluebird Cafe, The mighty Mississippi and of course the Honky Tonks of Nashville.

There are not many places on earth where you can water ski in the summer and snow ski in the winter all within walking distance of your home. If you live in Tahoma in Lake Tahoe, that's exactly what you can do. It is a beautiful piece of the US and somewhere I will definitely go back to.

Unlike what you might think, Vegas is whatever you want it to be. If you are after a family vacation – Vegas. If you are after a wild weekend – Vegas. If you want to kick back around the pool and do a new show every night – VEGAS! I love this place. I have been at least 5 or 6 times and still haven't been in every casino. It's affordable, you can walk everywhere, its close to the Canyon and its VEGAS BABY!

More Things To Do In The USA

I could go on and on about the US so the suggestions below are from my favourite experiences in the USA. There is heaps I've yet to see but these are the top 12 of what I've done to date.

  • Lake Tahoe – summer if you don't ski, winter if you do.
  • Hoh River Rainforest. It is so surreal to find such a beautiful rainforest in such a cold climate.
  • The Hamptons – yes even in winter.
  • The dualing paino show at NYNY in Vegas. So much fun!
  • Coachella Music and Arts Festival (and Palm Springs too!)
  • Laguna Beach
  • Cypress Swamps in Louisianna
  • Hawaii for at least a week