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 […]

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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

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4 Incredible Day Trips from Vegas (less than 2 hours drive from the strip)

By Caroline Makepeace | June 5, 2020

Wow! Vegas offers outstanding natural beauty away from the Strip. Trade those chips for adventure!

Wrightsville Beach - one of the best places to visit on a East Coast road trip

Places to Visit on a South East Coast Road Trip (North Carolina – Florida)

By Caroline Makepeace | May 29, 2020

Are you planning a South East Coast road trip? Let us help you with our top suggestions on places to visit on the East Coast between North Carolina and Florida. While we haven’t been everywhere, […]

Chimney Rock NC

Climb 499 Steps To The Top of Chimney Rock, NC for Incredible Views!

By Caroline Makepeace | May 28, 2020

Chimney Rock State Park is one of the most popular parks to visit in Western North Carolina. And climbing the 499 steps to the top of Chimney Rock is one of our top suggestions for […]

Best things to do in Lake Lure NC

Slip Into Serenity With These 8 Things To Do In Lake Lure, NC

By Caroline Makepeace | May 26, 2020

Discover the best Things to do in Chimney Rock And Lake Lure NC for serenity and fun. Lake Lure near Asheville North Carolina is one of my favorite places in the US.

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Lower Calf Creek Falls: An Extraordinary Hike Not to Miss in Utah

By Caroline Makepeace | May 21, 2020

A Utah road trip through the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, takes you to the Lower Calf Creek Falls. It’s a Utah hike that WOWS!

SLOT CANYONS, GRAND STAIRCASE-ESCALANTE, UTAH

Peek-a-Boo and Spooky Slot Canyons, Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah

By Caroline Makepeace | May 12, 2020

Looking for an off the beaten path adventure in Utah? You do not want to miss Peek-a-Boo and Spooky slot canyons in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument!

Multnomah Falls, Oregon

Highlights of Columbia River Gorge (Multnomah Falls + Hood River Road Trip)

By Caroline Makepeace | May 1, 2020

If you love waterfalls, hiking, wineries, fruit picking and scenic drives the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon is where you want to visit. Columbia River Gorge is known to possibly have the largest concentration of […]

Clear Lake, McKenzie River, Oregon

Don’t Miss the Beautiful McKenzie River Valley in Oregon

By Caroline Makepeace | April 28, 2020

I think we planned on a five day stay in McKenzie River, Oregon as a fill in. Somewhere to stay between Bend and celebrating 4th of July in Eugene. There was availability in the Paradise […]

Capitol Reef National Park, one of the best US national parks off the beaten path

7 Fantastic US National Parks You May Not Have Heard Of

By Caroline Makepeace | April 22, 2020

In celebration of National Parks week here in the USA (April 18-26) we’re sharing some of our favorite US national parks that are lesser known. In our previous post on Saturday we shared 7 extraordinary […]

Best National Parks in the United States

7 Extraordinary National Parks in the United States Not To Miss!

By Caroline Makepeace | April 18, 2020

Even though we can’t travel now during this global pandemic, don’t forget the beauty that is waiting for you in places like the national parks in the United States – you can still dream and […]

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