Indianapolis: The Crossroads of America

I really want to be able to put something more clever together than WOW, but there is nothing I can say or do to put down our experiences of Indy into words. The city itself is beautiful, and vibrant, but is only a tip of the iceberg in terms of what the people, the city, and the culture offers. I’ve had a chance to cross off some incredible things on this trip, and for that I am very lucky, but Indy? WOW.

From sporting institutions like the Indy 500 and Indianapolis Colts, to bike and Segway tours through the historic neighbourhoods, to gondola rides down the main canal, it has everything.

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Pittsburgh: The Steel City of Bridges

When you think of big American cities, rich in culture, art, sports, it’s easy to see why the major cities of New York, Boston, Chicago, L.A. come straight to mind. When you think of famous buildings, bridges, arenas, fields, it’s easy to see why the brain jumps to Fenway Park, Chrysler building, Brooklyn bridge. 

For the next 8 days, I’m exploring some of the cultural hotspots of the Mid-West, kicking it off in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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Friday Favourites: Favourite North American Destinations

statuelibertyIf you do something 3 times it becomes a habit, right? Is that how it goes? Right, well then, this is now a habit. A fortnight ago I posted all about my favourite cities in Europe, and so this week, I decided to go a little bit further away from home and write about my favourite places in North America.

Friday favourites is a fortnightly post featuring travel tips, guides, advice, and thoughts based on my travel experiences!  Continue reading

New Orleans

I had high expectations of New Orleans. I have heard great things about the people, the food, the culture, and the architecture, so when we arrived there, I had a picture of what the place would be like in my mind. As excited as I was for Florida and all it entailed, I was excited to see somewhere new as the last stop before a family reunion. And it did not disappoint. Continue reading

Montgomery

Boy oh boy is the South hot! Both of us thought the heat in Charlotte was cranking up, and that Atlanta was hot, but it has been a long time since I felt as hot as I did in Alabama! It’s kind of sad that our time here is going to be spent in the hotel room, what with the rich history and civil rights significance, but my foot definitely needs it and there is a lot of nerdy nerdy things to catch up on from Comic-Con and Nerd HQ! Continue reading

Atlanta

There were a few things I was pretty sure I would feel in Atlanta: pain from my foot, irritation from the heat, and the feeling that we were staying there too long. All of these we true. We saw some nice parks, and met some friendly people, but I am sad to report that I think Atlanta might be the first place I have actually not like while we have been travelling. Continue reading

Charlotte

I’m really not sure that our impressions of the place are based on the place itself, or more the individual that took it upon himself to make sure that we had seen more of Charlotte than many of it’s locals. And by golly is it warming up there, really really warming up now! Continue reading