Travel Suggestions for Back-to-School Weekend

Travel Suggestions for Back-to-School Weekend

The back-to-school weekend is certainly a great event for parents and pupils around the world – it’s also one of the busiest shopping days of the year. While most parents are trying to grab the best deals for school supplies and take advantage of the tax-free weekend, some prefer to relax and try to make the best out of these last days of vacation. So for those willing to trade a day of shopping for a family adventure, here are my travel suggestions for back-to-school weekend (must I add tha... [ read more ]

Coolest China Towns in the US

Coolest China Towns in the US

China towns are part of the US culture. Even though Asians immigrants started to arrive in the US mostly in the 20th century, there was a time when you could find an ethnic Chinese neighborhood in every major US city. With their dragons, neon lights and tons of bargain shops China towns are extremely picturesque. A visit to such a neighborhood is not only an occasion to taste delicious Asian food and shop for China imported goods (which can go from rare antiquities to cheap counterfeit merc... [ read more ]

A Taste of Californian Cuisine

A Taste of Californian Cuisine

California has always been a land of opportunities (just think of the Gold Rush, Hollywood, Silicon Valley enterprises) which is why it also attracted the most diverse people. After adventurers and gold seekers in the 19th century became the first European settlers of California, the promise of fame and fortune has attracted immigrants from all over the world. Getting a taste of Californian cuisine is like eating diversity on bread. With influences from both the neighboring Mexico and the A... [ read more ]

Most Popular Beaches in the United States

Most Popular Beaches in the United States

As much as I hate saying this, 2011 summer is almost over. A new school year starts soon and slowly, the restaurants, beaches and resort hotels are emptying. But this is no reason to despair. If you happen to have some leftover vacation days, you can still enjoy a memorable beach vacation. After all, why not? The water is warmer than ever, the prices are getting down and queues are getting shorter. In late August or even September some of the most popular beaches in the United States can be... [ read more ]

Best US Mountain Resorts to Visit in Summer

Best US Mountain Resorts to Visit in Summer

Summer is much too often (and, in my opinion) unfairly, associated with seaside resorts. While it’s true that beaches and water sports tend to be highly entertaining, spending your summer vacation in a ski resorts does come with certain advantages. Let’s just look at some of them: crisp mountain air, plenty of activities and hiking, breathtaking views and in some cases less people to bump into. Here are, according to the US Wanderer team, some of the best US mountain resorts to visit in summ... [ read more ]

San Diego Attractions for Kids

San Diego Attractions for Kids

In case you decide to take your family in a trip through the Golden State, you should know that the city of San Diego is the one destination for you. This southernmost Californian metropolis seems to have been designed especially to please the little ones. One week is hardly enough time to explore all its parks and entertainment facilities, including aquariums, zoos and theme parks. Kids probably know them all be heart already, but if you’re wondering what you should expect from San Diego, her... [ read more ]

Weirdest Festivals in San Francisco

Weirdest Festivals in San Francisco

The inhabitants of San Francisco have often been accused of eccentricity and even smug. This might be partially true, but the so called eccentricity is often the mark of creativity. San Francisco is arguably the most liberal city in the United States and a very fun city to visit. With an impressive number of festivals and street celebrations, San Francisco is the one place where there’s always something interesting going on. You can also find some of the weirdest festivals in San Francisco... [ read more ]