Top 5 Biggest Monuments in the US

Top 5 Biggest Monuments in the US

There are many 'big' things in the US: big cities, big buildings, big canyons, big mountains...and the list can continue. Some of these are the creation on nature alone, but there are also those who reflect man's perpetual attempts to defy the laws of physics and go beyond his limits. Some of the most famous monuments in the US are also remarkable for their size. You can find them everywhere in the US, in the middle of mountains or in the center of a busy city. Check out my top 5 biggest mon... [ read more ]

Southern Flavours: Creole Cuisine Highlights

Southern Flavours: Creole Cuisine Highlights

The southern part of the United States - and Louisiana especially - should represent a point of interest for any food-lover. This is where flavors and techniques from all over the world have fused, thus giving birth to some of the most popular and beloved culinary movements in US cuisine: Creole and Cajun. The differences between these two styles can be quite subtle sometimes, and since they both originate from Louisiana people often mistake them. In an older post on this blog we have alread... [ read more ]

Guide to Shopping in Chicago

Guide to Shopping in Chicago

One of America's most celebrated cities, Chicago is the place where skyscrapers, jazz and deep-dish pizza meet. But leaving jazz bands and gangster stories aside, Chicago is also a fabulous shopping destination. Actually, shopping is so great in Chicago, that the city even has its own shopping festival. There is something in Windy City for any category of shoppers, from bargain-hunters to those looking for luxury items and designer brands. This short guide to shopping in Chicago looks at ... [ read more ]

Vistor's Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

Vistor’s Guide to Rocky Mountain National Park

The with their pointy summits, spectacular red rock formations and deep canyons, the Rocky Mountains represent one of the major tourist destination in the USA. The Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is just one small area of these huge mountain system that crosses the USA from north to south. But in many ways, this popular US park is representative for the savage beauty of the Rockies. This must-see national park is particularly famous for its high altitude hiking trails, its wildflowe... [ read more ]

Winter Events in San Diego

Winter Events in San Diego

As California's southernmost city, San Diego enjoys long, torrid summers and mild winters. And even though summers are best for enjoying its beaches and beautiful surroundings, it is winter when San Diego reveals its true personality: a multicultural, vibrant city, with lots of touristy attractions but also a rich cultural life. With the summer crowds gone, there will be plenty of sights, activities and winter events in San Diego that you can enjoy at your own pace. Here are a few suggest... [ read more ]

Best surf beaches on the Pacific Coast

Best surf beaches on the Pacific Coast

The sunny state of California is famous for many things, among which its surfer culture. With plenty of sunshine and the foamy waves of the Pacific washing its coasts, California has just the prefect conditions for surfing. Of course, the Golden State is not the only US state with an exit at the Pacific shore, but it is by far the one with the best beaches. Which is why California has the best surf beaches on the Pacific Coast: Huntington Beach Huntington Beach is in fact the name of a tou... [ read more ]