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Blog / 13.08.2017

This post is written by Victoria Brewood of Pommie Travels. I'm from Manchester in the UK, but somehow always grew up with a desire to live in the US. I'm not sure what gave me this crisis of national identity, but it could be all those American movies and episodes of The OC I watched growing up. You see, the US is the centre of the movie industry, and so throughout the world, we're all very familiar with American culture. Anyway, over the years I've therefore spent a lot...

Blog, Destinations / 03.08.2017

When it comes to Mexico, I am deeply, over the heels, unapologetically in love. From the turquoise waters of the Yucatan to the charming colonial pueblos to vast and scattered remnants of ancient, mysterious civilizations; Mexico has it all. I could be wrong, by my gut feeling, ever since I was a young pup, was that Americans really underestimated its Southern neighbor. When most Americans think of Mexico their thoughts jump to tacky cruises or similarly ports of call that the aforementioned booze/food fest cruises stop off at....

Blog, Destinations / 02.08.2017

The French Riviera - also known as the Cote d'Azur - is one of those ritzy and glitzy destinations that can easily burn a hole in your pocket. However, even if you're not a ballin' celeb, it's still possible to travel the French Riviera on a budget too - you just have to be a bit more savvy. Luckily the public transportation system here is fantastic, with buses and trains that will allow you to hop from place to place. As you travel along the coastline you'll discover...

Blog, USA / 13.05.2017

New York City, as one of the biggest financial and cultural centers of the world, is full of luxury hotels. These hotels compete for millions of tourists who visit the city annually. However, with the rise of social media, tourists are no longer just checking in to hotels for the accommodations. The hotels should now also have great aesthetics so that they can share pictures of their stay on Instagram and other photo sharing apps. Here are a few of the most instagrammable hotels in New York City: The...

Blog, Destinations, Travel Tips, USA / 09.05.2017

If you’re visiting Vegas for the first time, you’ll doubtless be arriving full of hope, expectation and disposable income. Fast forward seven days and it’s a broken shell of a human being that crawls onto the plane to catch the redeye home. It’s not that you failed to anticipate the potential for finishing with less than you started out with; unless you’re a serious bettor or are seriously deluded, no one plots a course for Nevada with the intention of cleaning out The Bellagio and making off with...

Blog, Destinations, Travel Tips, Uncategorized, USA / 05.05.2017

You’ve waited a long time for this, but it is finally time for you to release your inner dad and do that great ol’ American family road trip your wife has been nagging you about. For far too long you’ve told yourself this will be the year you will buy that American RV and hit the open road – wind streaming through your hair (what little is left) and your kids singing your praises in the back (or zoned out playing on iPads). That is the Griswald family...

Blog, USA / 21.04.2017

LA is a sprawling city with many different areas, so three days is barely enough to scratch the surface, but with some careful planning you can certainly see the main highlights. Many people think of Los Angeles as being the home of Hollywood, Universal Studios and the Walk of Fame, but there’s so much more to see beyond the tourist traps and tacky bus tours. Year-round sunshine, tall palm trees, sandy beaches make this an appealing destination for travellers who like to mix the beach with urban exploration....

Blog, Travel Tips, USA / 19.04.2017

When it comes to summertime in Seattle there is no shortage of activities. From hiking to kayaking and whatever else outdoorsy people who wear flannel do, you will not be bored in the Emerald City. However, if you happen to get caught in the rain, or don’t do the whole great outdoors thing, or are just love to get tipsy – you can still wear flannel and pretend to fit in. If you are looking for some Seattle weekend activities, there is no better place to throw down...

Blog, USA / 08.04.2017

Despite Palm Springs being relatively close to Los Angeles, there's no easy way to get there without a car. Driving time is usually 2 hours, but if you don't have your own vehicle your only other options are to fly (which can be expensive) or take the Amtrak and the thruway bus (which takes time - 3 1/2 hours). Or so I thought.  A new company called Tesloop is making our lives a whole lot easier with a direct rideshare service between Los Angeles and Palm Springs. Imagine Uber Pool but...

Blog, Destinations, USA / 24.03.2017

Let’s face it – Vegas is the place where hope and dreams go to die. The house always wins - unless you went to MIT and can actually beat math, you will most likely walk away with less money than when you waltzed in like Mussolini. But that is okay, just because you leave penniless doesn’t make you a loser. Being an unemployed 33 year old living off your parents and delusions of accomplishment does. But enough about me, back to the plot - there is much more...