“She has style, she has grace, she is Miss United States”. An apt line for the robed lady who has been welcoming visitors to American shores since 1886.
Stretching along the eastern side of the mighty Rocky Mountains, the city of Denver embraces its old Western charm of yesteryear and beckons adventure travellers and beer enthusiasts from all corners of the world.
With more than 300-days of sunshine per year, Denver combines the outdoors and arts in attractions and museums that line the leafy city streets and outer regions. And the best part? Many of these are completely free.
Which is the most visited city in the United States? OK, that was easy. But with over 30 million visitors per year, all keen to take their own bite of the big apple, this city has countless super-star attractions.
From famous movie scenes and instantly recognised landmarks, to restaurants and foods known the world over, it’s easy to get lost in this metropolis of paradoxes and delight. Here are ten of my favourite places to visit in New York City.
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.
Airline safety is a big factor in a person’s decision to fly, or not to fly, to their destination. The list of the world’s safest and most unsafe airlines has just been released from Australian ratings company Airlineratings.com which marks each airline out of seven stars based on select criteria.
For the third time in five years, Qatar Airways has taken out the gong for best airline in the world. The Skytrax World Airline Awards for 2015 were determined by 18.9 million reviewers world-wide. But who rounded out the top 10 world’s best airlines? Find out here.
Nestled in the western state of Colorado, surrounded by natures finest landscapes, is the mile-high city of Denver. True to its name, Denver sits one mile above sea level, tucked at the foot of the Rocky Mountains.
With an impressive 300+ days of sunshine each year, Denver and its surrounds is the main gateway to some of North America’s finest powder and ski fields, natural attractions and probably the finest beer in the world.
Las Vegas is all about voyeurism – from the bright city lights to spell-binding and dazzling shows, the countless casinos and entertainment venues are all vying for your attention and your tourist dollar. To succeed on the Sin City strip, venues need to produce something truly unique and spectacular to provoke the senses and invoke the imagination. And there is one production who does just that….and more.
Our 2014 goal of more travel was certainly achieved and a resolution we didn’t mind keeping! So much so that we decided to keep the same resolution in 2015. We wrote about just some of those wonderful travel experiences here and we have loved sharing them with you. So we thought we’d take a quick look at some of our most popular blogs last year. Here is a look at the highlights of 2014.
Utah’s National Parks – where the ground rises before you to majestic peaks of multiple colours; where it bottoms out to vast valleys and canyons below your feet; where it turns watering holes into rapid rivers around the next corner; where the 4am wake-up calls to witness the birth of a new day is worth every second – and all this can be found in just one park.
Manhattan – we’ve all seen the beautiful skyline pictures promising a city of excitement, glitz and glamour; and you will not be disappointed. When it comes to eating out in this enticing metropolis, you are spoiled for choice. Research shows there are approximately 18,700 restaurants to choose from in Manhattan alone, let alone the exciting boroughs such as Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens where countless more options are available.
To try them all in one year you would need to eat 51 meals per day…..that’s a lot of chedda’ yo! So if you are going to make it in this highly competitive food industry, then you need to be good. And I mean really good!
If you’re an ‘avgeek’ (a fan of all things aviation) then there are always must-dos on your fly list – especially the ones that will secure certain bragging rights. It may be flying the latest aircraft from Boeing or Airbus such as the A380, B787 or A350. It could be the elusive First Class, seat 1A on your favourite airline of choice, while for others it may be to fly the world’s longest route. Whichever category strikes your fancy and gets your jet fuel juices flowing the most, the longest flight is one which avgeeks like to discuss as it’s often hotly contested based on how it’s measured.
When the now ubiquitous Apple iPhone entered our lives in 2007 it set in motion a revolutionary new method of communication, changing the way we interact with the world around us. And what about those remarkable little ornaments we all organise so lovingly on our smart phone screens? Apps? With just one touch, a whole new world opens up, revealing itself in all its digital information glory. From games to booking a flight to navigation and finding the nearest Chinese restaurant, Apps have reduced the world into tiny, palm sized tools. And for today’s modern traveller these conveniences have certainly made it easier to stay connected while on the road.
Ah, New York, the city that never sleeps. Famous for its hot pretzel carts, gorgeous sky-line and some of the best shopping and entertainment in the world; visitors don’t have to look far for their next adventure.
But as much as we like to think we know New York through its many TV, film and movies that made this city cinematically famous, there are many other interesting facts that may come as a surprise. Here are 10 New York trivia facts you never knew.