How to Live your best life in the USA
They call the USA the land of opportunity. And when you’re traveller, that’s especially true. Expect big moments, the best views, epic nights out, surreal beauty, huge flavours and famous icons around every corner. It’s all here. This is how to live your best life in the USA:
Getting your celeb fix in LA
No trip to LA is complete without catching glimpse of a celeb. Ryan Gosling. A Kardashian. Orlando Bloom. Any celeb will do! And it’s not as hard as you may think. Tinseltown is full of celeb spotting opportunities, from the ritzy restaurants to the boutiques, the streets (if you’re lucky) and Carbon Beach. And if all else fails, a tour of the celeb houses is your next bet. Think mansions on steroids.
Being a big kid at Disneyland
Because everyone wants to meet their favourite silver-screen princesses and princes, heroes and villains IRL. Feel the magic. The happiest place on Earth never disappoints. Read: never! So don those Mickey and Minnie ears and step into the Magic Kingdom and beyond. Eat all the treats. Ride all the rides. And finally live out your greatest fantasties.
Soaking up that NYC skyline
From the Top of the Rock or the Empire State Building. On a picnic blanket in Central Park. Or peering straight up to the sky when you’re lost in a back alleyway. Or in the middle of Times Square. It doesn’t matter where you are. New York City takes your breath away at every angle. One thing’s for sure - the NYC skyline never gets boring.
Being wowed by Yellowstone
It’s the first national park ever. Like in the world. And it’s full of wow moments. You could spend days exploring Yellowstone National Park. The hot springs and geysers, the waterfalls and valleys, and even its own version of the Grand Canyon. Try spotting bears and wolves or just soak up that peace and fresh air. This is the USA - sans the city hustle.
Letting loose in Las Vegas
More bars than you can count. And more ways to have fun than you’ll ever even know. Vegas is THE place to let your hair down. In 36 hours you can ride down the Strip in a stretch limo, stay out until 5am, relax by the hotel pool, shop your heart out, see a world-class show and try your luck on the blackjack table, if only once for the brag.
Cycling over a San Fran icon
The Golden Gate Bridge is nice to admire, sure. But the real beauty of it is getting up close, feeling the wind in your hair and pedalling over this bright orange marvel with not a care in the world. The sparkling bay on one side, the city on the other. It’s an epic ride. And the best way to top it off is butter-covered cracked crab with freshly baked sourdough afterwards at Fisherman's Wharf. Perfect.
Chillin’ by the pool at Palm Springs
Coachella or no Coachella, Palm Springs is hot to visit. In all the ways. Always. Just a nifty little 1.5 hour detour from LA, this man-made oasis in the desert is a new kind of heaven. Think epic blue swimming pools in fancy resorts, with towering palms and barren mountains all around. And once you’ve towelled off, don’t miss the Insta-famous rainbow coloured icon that is Salvation Mountain. Oh and tour the epic mid-century homes while you’re at it.
Eating all the Creole foods in New Orleans
Eat all the Creole foods to the tune of fine jazz in New Orleans. The mix of French, West African, Spanish, Caribbean and Southern flavours is an unforgettable combo. Think gumbo, jambalaya, po-boys and sugar-dusted golden beignets. Best topped off with the signature local Ramos Gin Fizz cocktails on Bourbon Street.
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Flights? Booked.Tour? All paid off.Bag? Packed, and not bulging at the zippers… yet.Phone charger? Better make sure you don’t forget that bad boy. As Shania would say, let’s go girls (and boys). It seems you are locked and loaded, ready for an overseas adventure.
California Calling… Why the West Coast has it all
Always dreamed of the ultimate all-American road trip? Fancy yourself a more laid back, alternative-loving West Coast kinda person? Why not (legitimately) hitch a ride across the Golden State in style with a Busabout USA Hop-On Hop-Off pass across California.