Louisville: The Gateway to the South

When you think of traveling across the American Midwest, it doesn’t necessarily make you think of southern hospitality.  When you go through bourbon cities, it’s not a given that your mind jumps to sporting insulting institutions and champions, or Oscar winners.  

This trip is going from strength to strength and Louisville; you packed on hell of a (friendly) punch.

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Columbus: The Buckeye Discovery City

Have you ever heard of a place, and have people who you are close to hail from there, and never really knew a whole lot about it or visited before? Well, for me that place is Ohio. I know of it, a little of the sporting and development history, but not really a whole lot about the cities, the energy, and the culture.

Reader, I was blown away. I’ve visited a lot of cities, in fact a lot in the US alone, and Columbus, Ohio is something special. It has that spark, that energy, that feeling that washes over you as soon as you arrive.

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Bout of Books 19: Day 6/7

This is it guys. It’s the final stretch. The last hurrah. I am starting to really struggle for time in terms of writing and updating posts so I have decided to do a joint weekend post. My travelling week is so crazy that reading time is at a serious premium, so if I do get the chance, I shall update accordingly. I sadly don’t have time to do the Twitter chat (I seriously could cry about this as it’s one of my favourite things about this readathon, but sadly Ohio is capturing my attention and heart to much! I am also bowing out of the day 6 challenge, but would like to say thanks for embracing the challenges I did earlierr this week with such gusto!!

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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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Bout of Books 19/USA Trip TBR

This week is a big week for me. I am leaving on an action packed trip on Wednesday to the USA, and this week is Bout of Books 19 too. I technically signed up last week here, but I wanted to create a Bout of Books 19/USA Trip TBR list. I have a few days of the readathon, then I fly to the USA, so all in all I need around 12 days of books to read for all occasions. Continue reading

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