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January 9, 2016

Our Most Viewed Stories For 2015

by Jason Dutton-Smith

Last year was a big year of travel for us. Each year we seem to have the same new years resolution though. Which is more travel of course! And the planning has already kicked in for 2016. We have loved sharing just a small sample of our travels on our blog with you and here are the top fifteen most read stories for 2015.

15. Antarctica by air

We flew over the icy continent early in 2015 and managed to capture some fantastic images. Take a look here at what this fascinating continent actually looks like.

Mountain ranges of Antarctica meet the deep blue sea.

Mountain ranges of Antarctica meet the deep blue sea.

14. Picture review of Chicago

Chicago is an architecture lovers dream and home to the original skyscraper. Here we look at some of the amazing buildings of Chicago.

Chicago Architecture Cruise - First Lady Cruises

Chicago Architecture Cruise – First Lady Cruises

13. How to beat jet lag

This is always a popular question we are asked. So I made this handy infographic on ways to help avoid, or beat, the dreaded jet lag.

Foggy head of jet lag confusion. Image: Blue Ribbon Bags

Foggy head of jet lag confusion. Image: Blue Ribbon Bags

12. Honky-Tonk bars in Nashville

No visit to the world’s country music capitol of Nashville is complete without a visit to the famed honky-tonk bars downtown.

Honky Tonk Central - Nashville, Tennessee

Honky Tonk Central – Nashville, Tennessee

11. Ten New York state facts you never knew

What do 3D films and toilet paper have to do with New York? And where did the term ‘Big Apple’ actually come from? Find out here.

Statue of Liberty New York

The ‘Big Apple’s’ Statue of Liberty

10. Tales of the City

Maps, camera, action! Read my self-guided tour of popular sites from the Tales of the City series. Follow in the steps of your favourite characters, living in San Francisco during the colourful 1970s.

Stairs of 28 Barbary Lane

The famous stairs of 28 Barbary Lane

9. How to pack for a long-haul flight

Here we lay out nine practical things to do in preparation for your next long-haul flight.

A Qantas Boeing 747-400

A Qantas Boeing 747-400

8. Off the beaten track in Los Angeles

Tinsel town has many well known locations to visit. But these not-so-known destinations, slightly off the beaten track, are well worth a visit.

Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Santa Monica Pier from Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

7. Wausau, Wisconsin

If you’ve never heard of Wausau, Wisconsin then all is forgiven. But this little town is filled with arts, history and winter ski fields.

Rib Mountain Ski Fields, Wausau Wisconsin

Rib Mountain Ski Fields, Wausau Wisconsin – Image courtesy of Grant Peak Ski Area

6. Elvis Presley, Graceland

The king of rock-n-roll lives on in the outskirts of Memphis at his much-loved home of Graceland. Filled with memorabilia and history, even non Elvis fans will love his famed estate.

Graceland lounge room and sitting area - Photo credit Jason Dutton-Smith

Graceland lounge room and sitting area – Photo credit Jason Dutton-Smith

5. Civil Rights Museum, Memphis

Historic sites should act as both monument and learning tool; no matter how confronting. This blog tours the Civil Rights Museum and explores the pre-mature death of Dr Martin Luther King.

Lorraine Motel - Memphis

Lorraine Motel sign – Memphis Tennessee

4. Five must see U.S. capitol buildings

History and politics is such an important part of America. These are five of our favourite capitol buildings to explore.

 

Capitol Building Nashville TN

Capitol Building Nashville TN

3. Top ten world’s best airlines by safety and service

Each year Skytrax puts out awards celebrating the world’s best airlines to fly for not just safety, but for the best service in the sky also.

Boeing 747 flying into the sunset.

Boeing 747 flying into the sunset.

2. Famous American bridges

This was one of our original posts when we first launched that remains one of the most read articles to date. We explore five of America’s most famous bridges.

Bridge - George Washington

1. Where to spend Christmas in America

It seems Christmas in America is becoming more and more popular each year. Our most viewed blog for 2015, in fact our most viewed blog ever, was where to spend Christmas in the U.S.A.

Central Park - New York City

Central Park – New York City

 

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