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12
Jun
28 Barbary Lane - aka Macondray Lane

Tales of the City by Armistead Maupin – My self guided tour of San Francisco

“This is a must read!” a friend exclaimed, as he explained the collection of fascinating characters I’d get to know, in this now classic series of books.

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10
Feb
Los Angeles Airport LAX Sign

The best time to fly from Australia to the USA

According to recent statistics, Australian’s have been taking to the skies in record numbers over the past few years. Scores of aircraft cross the Pacific daily, filled with tourists and business travellers alike, making Australia to U.S. routes some of the top international markets for air travel. So when is the cheapest time to fly to the U.S.A. from Australia?

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8
Oct
Aspen Colorado

Where to spend Christmas in America – Top 10 places

Christmas is a time to celebrate and enjoy the festive season with family and friends, reflecting on the year that was with hopes of joy for the future. For some, this special season is a time to travel and explore, discovering the many ways Christmas is celebrated around the world. Here we look at ten great destinations to spend Christmas in the U.S.A. where the blessings of Christmas can be celebrated and observed.
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24
Apr
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

5 Famous American Bridges

America boasts some of the most famous and understated bridges in the world today. Here we review 5 of the most famous and historic. Travel throughout certain regions and you will drive over bridges dating back to the 1800’s.
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1
Aug

Our Top Tips For The Ultimate Day At Disney

Engrained in my childhood memories are countless magical scenes and colourful Disney characters, bought to life every Saturday morning in our family living room and on the big screen. What child hasn’t dreamt of hugging Mickey Mouse on a visit to the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’.

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9
Sep
GoCar San Francisco

Not Much Wiggle Room – GoCar San Francisco

You don’t have to be a Wiggle to drive a little yellow car around San Francisco. Just beware of those cable cars, warns Brian Crisp from Chronicles of Brian.

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28
Apr
Union Square at Dusk

Union Square , San Francisco – A Comprehensive Travel Guide

Union Square, with its towering memorial statue and air of California sophistication is perfectly placed in the pulsating heart of downtown San Francisco. An inviting city plaza surrounded by swaying palms, upscale retailers and historic hotels, the clanging of passing cable cars only heightens this already charming urban scene.

The commercial centre of the city, Union Square features some of the best shopping in the country. Interspersed with lovely restaurants and inviting cafes, Union Square is the perfect place to enjoy an al fresco coffee or meal while watching the world go by.

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28
Apr
Los Angeles Airport LAX Sign

Los Angeles (LAX) Airport Hotels – a quick respite to soften the jet lag

Los Angeles is a great destination in itself, but what about those times when you’re just flying through? Lengthy connection times at Los Angeles airport (LAX) are usually part of the travel equation, especially when making your way to/from Australia.

You may want to consider a stop-over at one of the many LA airport area hotels which can be a restful solution to what might otherwise be a very long and taxing itinerary. If time is of the essence and an overnight stay isn’t possible, then consider a day room with a later flight connection.
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15
Dec
Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco

Day 2 – The 12 Days of ‘Where in the US would I love to spend to Christmas’

It’s day 2 of the 12 days of spending Christmas in the US and today we look at one of the most famous and beautiful cities in the world. I know I left my heart there on my first visit years ago and do so again and again.
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2
Dec
Chattanooga - Smoky Mountains

Guide to America’s National Parks – Our top picks

What better way to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit than a visit to one of America’s inspiring national treasures – the beautiful sights that make up the U.S. National Parks System.

The National Park System includes national monuments, battlefield parks and old homesteads and buildings that tell the stories of America’s past. Of course the park system also includes the beautiful natural wonders of the country and in this list we will take a glimpse at several of the places that we have come to love – vast areas of immense beauty that must be seen to comprehend and truly appreciate.
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19
Aug

Top 5 American Pride Parades

The home of the gay rights movement, today many American cities continue to champion the legacy set by New York in 1969. Gay pride parades are a firm fixture on the calendar – and this is your chance to celebrate diversity in all its spectacular forms, while at the same time remembering the hard-fought achievements over the past four decades.

Here are our top five American pride parades.
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27
May
Alamo Square - San Francisco

Top 5 Things To Do In San Francisco

One of my favourite places to visit is San Francisco – a beautiful city that invites you to wonder its steep, tree lined streets for hours. With beautiful parks and beaches and a famous island prison in the middle of the bay, you can’t help but fall in love and be captivated by this diverse, fun city. Then of course there are the wineries outside the city. Here is our list of the top 5 things to do in San Francisco.
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9
Apr

Disneyland vs. Disneyworld – is there a difference?

Known as the ‘Happiest Place on Earth’ and where magic happens daily, both Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and Disneyworld in Orlando, Florida, offer their own unique experience and offering. Here is a quick comparison of the two to help you decide.
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2
Apr
Santa Monica Pier, Los Angeles

Top 5 ‘Off The Beaten Track’ Things to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a multitude of attractions and sights not to be missed by any visitor, but here we have explored some of the more ‘off the beaten track’ attractions. While destinations such as Disneyland, Universal Studios, Santa Monica Pier, Hollywood and Beverly Hills are worthy of a mention and not to be missed (plus thousands of others), these attractions will bring a unique experience to your Los Angeles visit.
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2
Apr
Destination USA!

Arrival Guide and Tips for Los Angeles Airport

Landing at Los Angeles Airport and feeling that rush of excitement to know you have finally arrived is thrilling! You pull into the gate, bounce off the plane and find you are faced with the labyrinth that makes up Los Angeles airport, or LAX as its referred. Here we explore the ins and outs to help glide you through.
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