Northeast USA is a region that moves from with world-class bustling cities to charming small towns and rural lifestyle.

As it's the region where America found its independence and where you'll discover rich cultural and historical experiences.

Northeast USA includes the states of Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington DC.

Scroll below to find some of our highlights and favorite experiences so far in the northeast USA including big cities, small towns, and historical experiences. (We still have so much more to cover!)


Boston Public Gardens

17 Legendary Things to do in Boston MA with Kids

There is an incredible amount of interesting, historical, and fun things to do in Boston MA with kids (and without kids). And Boston is definitely […]

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge - one of the best things to do in NYC with kids

15 Exciting Things to Do in NYC with Kids (or without kids)

Planning a trip to the USA and a trip to NYC with kids? I’m here to help. Deciding what to do in New York City […]

Abraham Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

How to spend 48 Hours in Washington DC (best things to see and do)

Our trip to visit Washington DC came as a complete surprise. I don’t think you could get a bigger detour from our road trip around […]

what to do in Pittsburgh

What to Do in Pittsburgh, PA From A Local

Looking for travel tips on what to do in Pittsburgh? As part of our City Guides series, we interviewed Jeremy and Angie who have been living […]


Bar Harbor, Maine

Things to do in New England – 10 Small Towns Not to Miss!

New England is in the northeast of the United States and includes Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. Most people only think of […]

Travel tips for a road trip with kids

7 Helpful Tips for a New England Road Trip in the Fall

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll know we love road trips. And a New England road trip in the fall has always […]


8 Things to do in Martha’s Vineyard with kids! (Relaxing beach retreat)

Martha’s Vineyard is a relaxing coastal vacation for families. Check out the things to do on this Cape Cod island, MA

Sunset Rock, Vermont

6 Beautiful Places to Visit in Vermont, New England

It was a dream of ours to visit New England on a fall road trip. When we previously lived in North Carolina we never made […]

Things to do in Manchester VT for a Relaxing and Fun Fall Road Trip

Planning a visit to New England in the Fall? Here are things to do in Manchester in the Green Mountains of Vermont with kids!

We followed your NYC guide, then trained it to DC, saw the sights there we then drove to Gettysburg. That is definitely worth visiting, then we drove to Lake George NY state and then onto Burlington Vermont which is beautiful.
Your posts are so helpful, and it’s good to hear it from Aussies and people travelling with children.



3 day NYC itinerary

3 Day NYC Itinerary to Experience Popular New York Attractions

Things to do in NYC in 3 days. Do you want to see the best New York attractions like the Statue of Liberty, CEntral Park, Top of the Rick and Empire State building? We make it easy for you with this three day itinerary that helps you save time and money on your NYC trip

Statue of Liberty

Reflecting on Freedom and How to Visit Statue of Liberty

Liberty is something that has been a theme of our USA travels lately. It’s not something I had consciously planned. But when you let go […]

Harvard University campus tour in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Harvard University Tour showcases possibilities

I don’t see my role as a parent to push my children down certain paths, like going to Harvard University or any college. My role […]

Boston Freedom Trail Tour

Walking the Historic and Hilarious Boston Freedom Trail Tour

I wasn’t expecting to be laughing on the Boston Freedom Trail tour, which was recommended to us as one of the best things to do […]

Watching the Boston Red Sox play at Fenway Park

U.S. Culture at its Best: Watching a Boston Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park

Is a Boston Red Sox baseball game at Fenway Park on your bucket list? I’ve always been a bit ho hum about baseball. I think […]

Gettysburg national cemetery

Understanding Peace and Honor on a Gettysburg Battlefield Tour

The Gettysburg Battlefields was an exceptional tour at the National Military Park in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. What can of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War can teach you about peace, honor and love?

White mountains bike ride New Hampshire (3)

The Kickass Family-Friendly White Mountain Bike ride in Franconia NH

Family-Friendly White Mountain Bike ride in Franconia State Park New Hampshire? Apparently the recreation path through Franconia Notch is – we weren’t so sure, but had a fun cycling adventure to share.

Go ice skating at Bryant Park - things to do in New York at Christmas

15 Magical Things to Do in NYC at Christmas with Kids (or without kids)

Things to do in New York City at Christmas with kids. It’s the most magical time of the year and no one does the Christmas Holiday Season like New York.

Biking the Stowe Recreation Path in Vermont New England (3)

Biking the Sublime Stowe Recreation Path in Vermont

Getting settled in a new country takes quite a long time. We’re slowly setting down more permanent roots and before setting off on our leaf […]

Central Park, New York City

Best Things to do in Central Park, NYC in each season!

Central Park is a wonderful place to explore on your trip to New York City. Here’s how you can enjoy it in any season.

FEATURED VIDEO: New England in the Fall

We take a road trip through New Hampshire in the Fall and explore the famous Kancamagus Highway!



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One of the best FREE things to do in NYC is walk the Brooklyn Bridge. See more tips on our blog!

9 Free Things to Do in NYC

By Christine Amorose | December 18, 2015

Need tips on FREE things to do in NYC? Christine lives in New York City and shares her top 9 things to do that won’t cost you a cent, one of them $1.


16 Best Coffee Shops in NYC the Locals Love

By Christine Amorose | November 19, 2015

To be honest, I fell in love with café culture in Australia: living in Melbourne showed me just how good coffee can be, and how seriously excellent baristas take their craft. To my extreme pleasure, […]

NYC travel tips

6 Tips For a Girls Getaway in New York City

By Christine Amorose | October 23, 2015

Thinking of NYC with a group of girlfriends? Here are 6 tips for a girls getaway in New York City including what to see, shop, eat, drink and stay!

hire a local holiday photographer New York City

8 Free (or cheap) things to do in NYC with Kids

By Christine Knight | September 15, 2015

Looking for tips on things to do in NYC with kids? New York is not a city you’d usually associate with being a holiday destination for young children. When I moved to the city, four […]

53 Free & Cheap Things to Do in Washington D.C.

By Caroline Makepeace | July 1, 2015

The President may live here alongside many diplomats and bureaucrats in their fancy motorcades, but that doesn’t mean you need a champagne budget to visit Washington D.C. The US Capitol is a fantastic destination for […]

Abraham Lincoln Memorial - Washington DC

How to spend 48 Hours in Washington DC (best things to see and do)

By Craig Makepeace | February 7, 2015

Our trip to visit Washington DC came as a complete surprise. I don’t think you could get a bigger detour from our road trip around Australia than to be invited to attend an event at […]

Abraham Lincoln photo bomb inside the White House :)

Our Extraordinary Visit to The White House

By Caroline Makepeace | December 30, 2014

You probably already know that we were invited to the White House. And to attend was going to be a massive detour from our current road trip around Australia. But we knew if we said […]

11 Ways to Enjoy a New York Summer

By Craig Makepeace | March 13, 2014

One of our great traveling memories was spending Christmas and New Years Eve in New York City back in 2003. We spent 10 days visiting New York City over this period and had an amazing […]

NYC travel tips

Best Things to Do in New York City (a NYC city guide)

By Craig Makepeace | November 21, 2012

Looking for insider tips on things to do in New York City? As part of our city guides series, we chatted with Kate Voyage who has visited New York City 10 times since 2003, and since 2007 has been […]

How to Taste New York history through food tours NYC

By Craig Makepeace | August 24, 2012

I’ll let you into a little secret. I love food. I love good food. I love fresh, good food that leaves a lasting impression, long after the taste buds have dined out on a new […]

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