USA TRAVEL GUIDE

Are you looking for expert advice and insider tips on travel in the USA?

We are Aussies who now live in the USA and have spent years road tripping across the country collecting a ton of tips and destination stories we love to share with you as your persona advisors!

Scroll down to find our tips on the best things to do in the USA including travel costs, itinerary ideas, road trips and more.

UNIQUELY USA - TRAVEL IDEAS AND HIGHLIGHTS

No matter your interests, you can find USA attractions and experiences to match your style. Click the image below to find experiences and attractions that suit what you're looking for! Almost all of our content and tips are based upon personal experience!

Thankyou for your inspiration and help planning our recent US adventure.
My wife, 10 year old daughter and I spent three months driving from New York- Washington DC- Vermont- Niagara falls- Kentucky- Louisiana- Texas- Colorado- Utah-Nevada-Yosemite and Big Sur California and finished in Disneyland before flying back to Australia.
We basically used bookings.com, google maps and your travel blog. It all we needed to have a blast!

Andrew- email subscriber

BEST USA TRAVEL TIPS

When you visit the USA there is a lot to consider when planning a USA trip.

There’s the logistics of flights and how to get around, deciding which states and cities to visit, what attractions to see, which hotels to stay in, and the concerns of how much things will cost.

You may also be wondering about the smaller things, that can often shape our moments and memories. That is the local life you encounter when you travel in the USA.

  • What are the people like?
  • Will they understand me?
  • Do they only have fast food?
  • Is it scary driving on the opposite side of the road?
  • What are the cultural dos and don’ts?

We have a wide variety of articles down below that share both the logistics of travel and what to expect as you encounter the diversity of its culture.

Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada

17 Cool Places to Visit in the US for 2020

Choosing cool places to visit in the US is not an easy task. With a country that has 50 states, over 400 national parks, vibrant […]

Enjoying a drink at our favorite bar in Raleigh, North Carolina - Brewery Bhavana

Tipping in USA – A Guide on How Much to Tip in USA and When

Ugh. Tipping in USA. It’s quite the unexpected travel expense on your USA trip. It can feel complicated and frustrating. As a foreigner, you might […]

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19 Essential Things to Know Before You Visit the USA

Are you planning to travel in USA and are visiting from Australia or anywhere elsewhere in the world? When you visit the USA there is […]

travel tips for a road trip with kids

How to Plan Your Dream USA Trip of a Lifetime (in 11 steps)

Have you been dreaming about a USA trip? This post is for you! We have visited the United States many times and have lived here […]

OUR TOP 5 FAVORITES IN THE US

Hover over each card to reveal our favorites! Then use the search bar underneath them to find our content on each one!

FOOD DESTINATIONS

  1. New Orleans
  2. San Francisco
  3. Seattle
  4. New York
  5. Jackson, MS

BEACHES

  1. Wrightsville Beach, NC
  2. Outer Banks, NC
  3. Gulf Shores, AL
  4. Huntington Beach, CA
  5. St Andrews State Park, FL

BEER REGIONS

  1. North Carolina
  2. Oregon
  3. San Diego
  4. Seattle
  5. Colorado

NATIONAL PARKS

  1. Yellowstone NP
  2. Grand Canyon NP
  3. Yosemite NP
  4. Death Valley NP
  5. Great Smoky Mountains NP

CITIES

  1. Nashville
  2. New York City
  3. New Orleans
  4. Seattle
  5. Boston
  6. San Francisco

ROAD TRIP REGIONS

  1. Southwest USA
  2. California
  3. Pacific Northwest
  4. Mountain Region
  5. Carolina Coast

WHAT REGION IN THE USA ARE YOU PLANNING TO VISIT?

The USA is divided into six main geographical regions. Click the image to head straight to our tips and resource guides for the region you are planning to visit. You can also keep scrolling down to choose based on a state level.

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WHAT USA STATE ARE YOU INTERESTED IN?

When we think of the travel experiences you can have in the USA, we think of the word DIVERSITY. In fact, you could almost rename it the United States of Diversity.

From the beaches to the mountains, big cities to the small towns, national parks, deserts, lakes, great food, music, sports and the arts, there is something here for everyone.

With a total of 50 states the USA is a BIG country. But each state feels quite different from the next, both in landscape and culture. We've been traveling the USA in-depth for three years on short USA road trips, weekend getaways, and a 12 month RV trip across the country.

And with so many things to experience when you visit the USA, we know that it might sound a bit overwhelming. But that’s where we come in, your personal USA travel advisors.

FOLLOW OUR CURRENT ADVENTURES

Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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ALL USA ARTICLES

The Slave Canal, Florida

14 Fantastic Things To Do In Monticello, Florida (including adventure & history)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 17, 2020

Every now and then you find a place like Monticello, Florida that pulls you in and welcomes you like a long-lost friend. A place where the focus is on community connection and the appreciation of […]

Best things to do in Cedar Key, Florida

Amazing Things To Do In Cedar Key (it’s a throwback to Old Florida)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 11, 2020

You’ll be happy to know you don’t have to completely ditch the Florida beaches on your visit to Natural North Florida. One thing we love about this region in Florida is the diversity and outdoor […]

Best things to do in Beaufort, South Carolina

Essential Things to Do in Beaufort SC (on a relaxing short break)

By Caroline Makepeace | August 6, 2020

If you’re a fan of the movie Forrest Gump, then you’ve already traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina. You just thought you were in Alabama with Bubba’s and Lieutenant Dan’s shrimp boats, running over the bridge […]

Podcast: Wrightsville Brings out Aussie Lingo and Nostalgia

By Caroline Makepeace | July 25, 2020

We had a lot of fun recording this podcast episode and sharing why we resonate so strongly with the beach community vibe of Wrightsville Beach in North Carolina.

Things to do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

2 Day Itinerary: Things to Do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

By Caroline Makepeace | July 16, 2020

Looking for things to do in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina? Look no further. We enjoyed a lovely three-night stay in March, and below we share our tips on what to do, places to eat and […]

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Why You Should Visit Wrightsville Beach, one of the Best Beach Towns in North Carolina (and our fave!)

By Caroline Makepeace | July 15, 2020

Thinking about where to travel next? Or a beach vacation anytime of the year and looking for the best beach towns in North Carolina? Below we share why we love Wrightsville Beach, why it’s one […]

EP 18: Family Getaway to Charming Beaufort, SC

By Caroline Makepeace | July 8, 2020

Beaufort, South Carolina is a charming, historical Southern town on the Intracoastal waterway. It’s surrounded by beaches (without crowds) delicious seafood and history

Fun things to do in downtown Las Vegas

14 Classic and Fun Things to do in Downtown Las Vegas

By Caroline Makepeace | June 15, 2020

Downtown Vegas is not the seedy and dangerous place it once was. The last 5 years has seen the beginnings of change and exciting revitalization. It has so many parallels to Downtown LA which was once a […]

Best places to go in North Carolina mountians

Top Places To Go in the North Carolina Mountains (Western NC)

By Craig Makepeace | June 10, 2020

Now that we live permanently in Raleigh which is a great base to explore the Tar Heel state, we’re excited to start taking road trips and visit all the best places in North Carolina mountains.  […]

ATV Adventures - Best things to do in St. George Utah

13 Places to See in Utah No One Tells You About

By Caroline Makepeace | June 6, 2020

From spooky slot canyon hikes to ATV adventures over the sand dunes of one of the most colorful and spectacular state parks we’ve visited, we’re sharing those hidden secrets of Southern Utah.

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