USA Travel Guide

United States of America

From the glossy lakes of Minnesota, to the endless mountains in the Pacific Northwest, the United States of America has it all. We are so thankful to call the “Land of the Free” our home. And though we might be biased, we believe it’s a country that deserves to be explored by foreigners and nationals alike. 

Most people travel to the US for a short vacation and end up hitting one or two cities, but there is so much more to be discovered here! Each state is unique and has something special to offer, from the national parks to the streets of New Orleans, our country boasts a diversity of geography, culture, food and experiences that travelers would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. 

One of the best ways to see this massive country (and our personal favorite method of travel!) is to take a road trip. Come along with us as we share our USA travel tips, road trip advice, and vanlife stories.

USA Travel Guide Contents

Important Info  |  Where to Go  |  Transportation  |  Best time to Visit | Things to Do & Eat  |  Typical Budget

 City Guides | Road Trip Planning | Pacific Northwest

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Important information about the USA

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USA at a glance: Each region of the US has its own culture that can feel as different as if you’d hopped on a flight to the other side of the world.

There’s the Pacific Northwest with its mountains and driftwood-strewn beaches, California is a vibe all its own with a geographical diversity to rival entire countries.

In the west you’ll find more mountains, deserts and plenty of adventure.

The south is known for its hot and humid summers with short and dry winters, and the Northeast is the best place for leaf peeping in the fall.

And you can’t forget about the midwest with its abundance of lakes and forests. Oh, and the leaf peeping there ain’t half bad either!

Currency in the USA: United States Dollar (USD) $ 

Credit Cards/ ATMs: Credit cards are widely used and cash is not as common, but still accepted everywhere.

Note: Unlike in other countries, it is customary for your server at a restaurant to take your credit card away from the table while they charge for your bill. 

Tipping in the USA: The US has a big tipping culture and 20% is the customary tip for good service at a restaurant, bar or place of service. However, 15% is adequate. Always look at your receipt to see if service is included your bill or not. 

Where to Go

Most popular places to visit in the USA:

  • Most first-time travelers to the US pay a visit to New York City
  • The National Parks in the US are some of the most spectacular displays of nature on earth
  • California has a particular draw from Los Angeles to San Francisco and just about everywhere else in the state (including the famed Yosemite National Park)
  • Music-lovers will seek out Nashville, Tennessee
  • Festival-goers will hit up Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Las Vegas has a particular draw to those looking for a party
  • And of course there’s the PNW— home to two of our favorite states, Washington and Oregon

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Transportation in the USA

Public Transportation: Public transportation in the US varies from city to city, however most cities in the US will offer some form of metro system or buses. 

Taxis: Taxis in major US cities are metered with rates from about $2-$3 per mile. This is an expensive way to get around so we’d recommend ride sharing instead. 

Ride sharing: Popular ride sharing apps like Lyft and Uber are safe and effective ways to get around within a city. A lot of cities also offer some form of bike share or electric scooter rental program as well. 

Tip: Download both Lyft and Uber and pull up your route to compare prices before committing to a ride. Oftentimes pricing will be very similar, but sometimes you’ll get drastically different rates on different apps.  

Bus: Taking the bus is one of the cheapest ways to get around the country, especially if you’re going between states. Check the routes and rates on these popular bus companies:

Flying: Though it is the quickest way to get around, unlike in other parts of the world, flying within the US can be extremely pricey. Use fare comparison tools like Kayak or Skyscanner to compare flight prices and find the best rates. 

Tip: When flying on popular budget airlines like Spirit or Frontier, you’ll want to make sure you read the fare rules closely as there are usually lots of hidden fees and the price of the ticket only includes the bare minimum. More reliable airlines include Southwest, Jetblue, and the big 3: Delta, United, and American. 

Train: Amtrak is the train company that runs throughout the US, however it is not the quickest, nor the most affordable way to travel across the country. They are however updating their routes so you may find a route that works for your travel. 

Renting a Car/Campervan: Renting a car or campervan is one of the best ways to travel throughout the US as you’ll have the chance to see so much more of the countryside.

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Best Time to Visit the USA

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In such a large country as the United States, the climate and weather can vary drastically from place to place. This means there is really no bad time to visit the US, however you’ll want to be more strategic about your timing based on your intended destination(s) within the country. 

Throughout most of the country, you’ll experience all 4 seasons, with the exception of the southern United States where it’s typically warmer year-round. Being in the northern hemisphere, summers are from June through August, winters usually last from November through March and spring and autumn fall in between. 

If you are visiting the northern US during wintertime, be prepared for freezing (and sometimes below freezing) temperatures! Likewise, it can get extremely hot in the south during the summer months. We’d recommend Googling the climate in your intended destination to get a better idea of what to expect during your visit.  

Peak season for tourists: The tourist season will vary based on where you are headed. If you are traveling around any major holidays or events, you can expect there to be crowds. 

Times to Avoid Traveling in the USA: School holidays are typically when most families in the US take the time to travel, so places, especially kid-friendly attractions, will be more crowded. School holidays include all the national bank holidays, plus summer months (mid-June through August), the week between Christmas and New Years, and sometimes a mid-fall break in October. 

National Holidays in the USA: 

  • Thanksgiving: The last Thursday in November
  • Christmas: December 25
  • St. Patrick’s Day: March 17 (not considered a bank holiday in the US)
  • Memorial Day: The last Monday in May
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • Labor Day: The first Monday in September
  • Halloween: October 31 (not considered a bank holiday in the US)

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Best Food to Eat in the USA

  • Compare pizza styles in NYC and Chicago
  • Texas BBQ
  • Lobster rolls and clam chowder in New England
  • Gumbo & crawfish in New Orleans
  • Cuban food in Miami
  • Fried chicken and grits in the South
  • Wine in California
  • Craft beer in Denver, Portland or Austin

Typical Budget for the USA

The United States is not a country well-suited for backpackers and ultra budget travelers, but that doesn’t mean you cannot travel on the cheap… You just have to know what to expect and how to cut costs.

How Much to Budget Per Day in the USA 

  • Budget traveler: $83 per day  
  • Mid-range traveler: $222 per day
  • Luxury traveler: $633 per day
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  • Camping: $25-$30/night
  • Cheap motel room: starting at $55/night 
  • Hotel room in a major city: starting at $125/night
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  • Sandwich = $5
  • Mid-range restaurant = $15-$20
  • Fancy restaurant = $40+
  • Local beer = $7
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  • Public bus short-range: $2
  • Taxis: $2-$3/mile
  • 7-day unlimited MetroCard in NYC: $33
  • Car Rental in Los Angeles: $100/day
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  • Movie theater ticket: $15
  • National Park entrance fee: $25-$35
  • Adult entrance to Disney World: $110-$160
  • CityPASS for NYC: $132

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Planning a campervan trip in the USA and wondering where the heck to rent a campervan from? We know how confusing this can be, so we’ve rounded up the best USA campervan rentals (for all budgets and regions!). Plus, we’re sharing insider tips, things to look for in a rental...

Best Donuts in Portland (it’s NOT where you expect!)

We've tried lots of donuts in Portland in the name of research to share the very best of the best with you! We're sharing our 100% honest reviews of the most popular donut shops so you know which are worth the hype.

17 Unforgettable Things to Do in Yosemite National Park

Known for enormous granite monoliths and towering waterfalls, Yosemite National Park has inspired generations of outdoor enthusiasts. In this guide, we’ll break down the quintessential things to do in Yosemite and offer tips to maximize your stay in the park.

16 Exciting Things to Do in Rocky Mountain National Park

Filled with towering mountains, pristine alpine lakes, and expansive pine forests, Rocky Mountain National Park showcases Colorado at its best. In this guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about the park to make the most of your visit!

15 EPIC Things to Do in North Cascades National Park

With hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine wilderness filled with glaciers, rugged peaks, sparkling alpine lakes, and some of the best hiking in the US, North Cascades National Park in Washington state is spectacular. This guide details everything you need to know to plan your trip!

13 Cool Things to Do in Arches National Park

Perhaps the most iconic of Utah’s National Parks, Arches National Park is known for the unique arch formations in expansive stretches of desert sandstone. In this ultimate guide you’ll find everything you need to know to plan your trip to Arches.

13 Interesting Things to Do in Canyonlands National Park

Known for sweeping canyon views of a dramatic red rock landscape, Canyonlands National Park is sure to make your jaw drop. In this ultimate guide, you’ll find everything you need to know to plan your trip to Canyonlands.

13 Adventurous Things to Do in Capitol Reef National Park

We think Capitol Reef National Park is the most underrated national park in Utah and we want to tell you why!  We’ve put together everything you need to know to plan your visit including all the best things to do, where to stay, and important info.

15 Fun Things to Do in Bryce Canyon National Park

A magical, otherworldly place with towering red rock formations called hoodoos, Bryce Canyon National Park is one of those places you have to see to believe. The small park packs a big punch well beyond its scenery, with plenty of unique things to do in Bryce Canyon.

17 Exciting Things to Do in Zion National Park

Easily the most visited of Utah’s Mighty Five, Zion is known for its red rock canyons flanking the scenic Virgin River. In this ultimate guide you’ll find everything from where to stay to the best things to do in Zion National Park.

17 Fun Day Trips from Las Vegas

For those looking to get out of the city, there are countless day trips from Las Vegas. Whether you’re looking to explore the surrounding national parks or visit a nearby ghost town, our detailed guide will offer all the information you need to plan. 

50 Cool Things to Do in Las Vegas (besides gambling)

Las Vegas is much more than its famed reputation for slot machines and high rollers. We put together a detailed list of the best things to do in Las Vegas to help you plan your ultimate trip to Sin City.

Where to Stay in Denver: Neighborhood Guide & Tips

Denver is a flourishing city with diverse neighborhoods. If you’re having trouble narrowing down where to stay in Denver, we’ve got you! In this guide, we’ll walk you through each neighborhood in detail so you can figure out the best fit for your stay in Denver.

Best Colorado Ski Resorts

Colorful Colorado delivers an unbeatable skiing and snowboarding experience, with something for all skill levels. There are over two dozen Colorado ski resorts and we’re serving up all the details for the best ones to help you plan your winter ski vacation.

35 Epic Things to Do in Colorado

We know that there are some seriously epic adventures in Colorado, but it can be hard to narrow down exactly what to do. We’ve put together the top things to do in Colorado to help plan your trip to this outstanding outdoor wonderland.

Guide to a Magical Leavenworth Washington Christmas [2023]

Combining charming alpine scenery, an abundance of family-friendly activities, and winter outdoor recreation, there's nothing quite like a Leavenworth Washington Christmas! Our guide will help you plan your visit to this magical destination during the holiday season.  

21 Best Day Trips from Denver

There are dozens upon dozens of day trips from Denver oftering up unique and fun experiences for every type of adventurer. Whether you’re looking to visit nearby towns or get a taste of the outdoors, our detailed guide will offer all the information you need to plan.

40 Best Things to Do in Washington State

Washington State is packed with natural beauty, outdoor adventures and charming towns. Whether you want to try skiing or snowboarding, go on challenging hikes, camp on the beach, or paddle down whitewater rapids, Washington has it all. We’ve put together a list of bucket list adventures and top places to...

Seattle Hot Air Balloon Ride: What to Expect

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19 Fun Things to do in Grand Forks, North Dakota

We were pleasantly surprised on our first visit to this Midwest town. In this article we're going over all the fun things to do in Grand Forks, North Dakota, plus our favorite restaurants and where to find the best entertainment and shopping.

22 Cool Airbnbs in Austin

With plenty of things to do, see, eat, and drink for literally everyone, Austin is a major hotspot attracting plenty of visitors. In a city this “weird” (in the best way!) and diverse, a standard hotel just won’t do, so let’s take a deep dive into the best and most...

10 Best Stops Along the Hood River Fruit Loop

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Floating the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon

It's no surprise that when the weather gets warm in Bend, locals flock to the nearest body of water. As locals, we know a thing or two... Here is everything you need to know about floating the Deschutes River in Bend, Oregon during the summertime!

Smith Rock State Park: What to Expect + Best Hikes

Central Oregon's Smith Rock State Park is world renowned as a top-notch rock climbing mecca, but it's also a premier hiking destination. In this guide to Oregon’s most famous state park, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to plan your visit.

22 Incredible Places to Visit in Oregon

There’s never a shortage of hidden gems and new places to discover in this beautiful corner of the U.S. With so many options, it can be tricky knowing what to see and do first, so we rounded up the best places to visit in Oregon to help you get started...

USA National Park Annual Pass: Is it Worthwhile? + How to Buy

At just $80 per year, the America the Beautiful National Park Annual Pass grants you free access to over 2,000 Federal recreation areas in the United States, including all 62+ National Parks. Here is everything you need to know about the pass.

How to Plan a Road Trip (in 5 simple steps!)

Road trips are arguably one of the best ways to really see a place while having the freedom and flexibility that comes with having your own vehicle. This article will walk you through exactly how to plan a road trip, including our favorite tips and hacks as well as what...

17 Fun Things to Do in Hood River, Oregon

The picture-perfect town of Hood River offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreation. Whether you’re interested in the orchards and wineries, epic water sports and hiking, or one of the longest ski seasons in North America, there are endless things to do in Hood River, Oregon and we are going to...

31 Epic Things to Do in Oregon

Oregon has something for everyone, from heart-pumping adrenaline sports to charming small towns, a delicious food scene and more than its fair share of epic nature. In this article we’re going over all the best things to do in Oregon from our personal experience having lived in this state for...

Magical Oregon Road Trip: Steal this Itinerary!

With hundreds of miles of coastline, thick forests, snow capped mountains, remote hot springs, and raging waterfalls, this is the perfect Oregon road trip itinerary.

17 Charming Oregon Coast Towns You’ll Love

The Oregon Coast truly has something for everyone: quaint seaside towns with historic streets and quirky multi-colored buildings, picturesque lighthouses, dramatic sea stacks, and of course, plenty of beaches and waterfalls. But with so many adorable, inviting communities, it’s tricky knowing which ones are worth a stop. To help you...

26 Awesome Things to do in Astoria, Oregon

We've visited this charming Oregon Coast town on multiple occasions and keep finding ourselves coming back. In this article we're going over all the top things to do in Astoria, Oregon, plus our favorite restaurants and adventures just outside the city.

11 Fun Things to Do in Yachats, Oregon

The sleepy town of Yachats, Oregon is home to fewer than 700 people. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in charm. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in Yachats – from outdoor adventures surrounded by nature to quirky things to do in...

13 Best Day Trips from Portland

Being so close to both majestic mountains and the Pacific Coast, Portland has abundant opportunities for adventure outside the city. From jaw-dropping, gorgeous scenery and waterfalls galore to heart-pounding extreme sports and diverse food and drink scenes, this list of day trips from Portland has something in store for everyone!

17 Best Day Trips from Seattle

Surrounded by dramatic coastline and stunning mountains in all directions, it’s no surprise there are abundant options for day trips from Seattle. Whether you want to shop for art in a quaint town, summit a mountain, or simply relax by the sea, we’ve rounded up a diverse list of the...

31 USA Road Trip Ideas + Tips

Heading out on a USA road trip this summer? This MASSIVE list is packed with routes recommended by travel bloggers all around the US sharing tips about their favorite American road trips. From the West Coast to Key West, this article has the best routes for your next open road...

15 Exciting Day Trips From Phoenix: A Local’s Guide

Arizona may be known for its majestic Grand Canyon and Sedona’s red rocks, but there is so much more to discover in this gorgeous state. In one day you can hike among cacti and then drive north 2.5 hours to ski past snow-covered pine trees. We’ve called upon a local...

13 Cool Things to Do in Cannon Beach, Oregon

We’ve visited this Oregon Coast gem several times and have rounded up the best things to do in Cannon Beach, whether it’s your first visit to this town or your tenth. Follow this guide to find out not only what to do, but where to eat, stay and how to...

17 Best Things To Do In Yellowstone National Park

Planning a trip and looking for some of the best things to do in Yellowstone National Park? From can't miss attractions to day hikes, we’re covering the best of Yellowstone so you can create the ultimate itinerary.

15 Best Airbnbs in Denver for Every Type of Traveler

If your planning a trip to the Mile High City, you’ll want to check out this highly curated list of the best Airbnbs in Denver. We’re sharing our favorite stays to meet every need — from budget-friendly, to the most unique accommodation, to some seriously outrageous finds!

Best Airbnbs in Seattle for Every Type of Traveler

Whatever your reason for traveling to the PNW hotspot, you’ll want to check out this highly curated list of the best Airbnbs in Seattle. Broken down by neighborhood, we’re sharing our favorite stays to meet every need — from budget-friendly, to the most unique accommodation, to some seriously outrageous finds!

Camping on Shi Shi Beach: Ultimate Guide & Insider Tips

For an Instagram-worthy sunset and a bit of adventure, camping on Shi Shi Beach should be on any PNW Bucket List. We've put together everything you need to know for your first time camping on Shi Shi Beach!

Best Airbnbs in Portland, Oregon

Whatever your reason for traveling to Oregon’s biggest metropolis, you’ll want to check out this highly curated list of the best Airbnbs in Portland. Broken down by neighborhood, we’re sharing our favorite stays to meet every need — from budget-friendly, to the most unique accommodation, to some seriously outrageous finds!

The Dyrt App: Honest Review & Exclusive Offer

Finding campsites is a piece of cake when you have a great camping app! We’re sharing our honest thoughts on one of the most popular camping apps out there — The Dyrt. We are going over our insider tips, features we love, and updates we’d like to see improved. We...

Best Restaurants in Bend, Oregon + Tips from Locals

If you’re looking for the best restaurants in Bend, Oregon, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve done lots of eating — err, “research” — and have put together a list of Bend, Oregon restaurants that range from cheap eats to fine dining. Plus, we’re sharing some of the best...

48 Money-Saving Tips for a Cheap Road Trip

If you're planning a road trip and are trying to stay on a budget, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered our best, most practical money-saving tips and hacks so you can plan a cheap road trip without sacrificing any fun!

18 Fun Things to do in Grand Teton National Park

With epic wildlife spotting opportunities and stunning mountain peaks, Grand Teton National Park makes an incredible trip. We've rounded up the top hikes and best things to do in Grand Tetons to help you plan an unforgettable trip!

Ultimate Oregon Coast Road Trip (+ Free Map!)

Dotted with charming fishing towns and ruggedly beautiful beaches, the Oregon Coast is one of the best places in the USA to take a road trip. We’ve put together a detailed guide filled with things to do, where to eat, and driving times so you can plan the perfect Oregon...

14 Places to Visit on a Utah Road Trip

As one of the most underrated states in the US, we’re here to share with you all of the best places to visit on a Utah road trip, from the famed “Mighty 5” national parks to the lesser-known draws such as a hike to ancient ruins and a cafe built...

41 Seriously Fun Things to Do in Denver

Situated at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is an exciting city that’ll keep you on your toes. We’re sharing the best things to do in Denver, Colorado — from outdoor adventures to free activities to the most delicious food in town. This Denver city guide is filled with...

Hiking Las Vegas: The Best Trails Near Sin City

Leave The Strip behind and discover hiking Las Vegas — one of the best activities that Sin City has to offer. In this article, I’ve narrowed down some of my favorite scenic hikes near Las Vegas, organized by region and ranked for difficulty with an estimated time for completion. I’ve...

Where to Stay in Seattle: Neighborhood Guide & Tips

Seattle is a perfect hub for both PNW adventuring and delving into an excellent foodie & music scene. So where is the best place to stay in Seattle, you ask? The answer depends on your travel style. We’ll walk you through the best neighborhoods — from those with quirky hipster...

Las Vegas to Death Valley: The Ultimate Day Trip Guide

Las Vegas to Death Valley is the perfect day trip to add to your itinerary because it will give you a chance to get out of the city and experience a unique part of the region. In this article, we break down exactly how to make this day trip from...

Las Vegas on a Budget: 27 Money-Saving Tips + Cheap Things to Do

You can easily blow your entire bank account in Las Vegas… Or you can use these tricks to save lots of money during your visit to Sin City! We've put together tons of money-saving tips and free activities so you can enjoy your time in Vegas without flattening your wallet....

14 Fun & Unique Things to Do in Austin, Texas: A Local’s Guide

With incredible food, endless live music, and a quirky culture, Austin is a beautiful and diverse city full of character and things to do. We're sharing a list of fun & unique things to do in Austin, Texas including where to eat, the best coffee and breweries, and outdoor activities...

38 Fun Things to Do in Tucson, Arizona

If you’re looking for outdoor adventures, ahh-mazing Mexican food, and lively nightlife, Tucson, Arizona will check all your boxes. We’re sharing the best things to do in Tucson, from exploring the Sonoran Desert, foods you can’t miss, and all the other stuff you need to know to plan a fun...

10 Best Hikes in Yosemite National Park

The best way to take in the sights at Yosemite is lacing up your hiking boots and hitting the trail. An avid hiker rounds up some of her favorites in this handy guide to the best hikes in Yosemite National Park.

14 Adventurous Things to do in Olympic National Park

With rainforest, waterfalls, beaches, and mountains, Olympic National Park is one of the most unique places in the United States. This guide walks you through how to make the most of your trip by going over the best things to do in the Olympic Peninsula.

New York City on a Budget: 17 Money-Saving Tips

It’s true: New York City ain’t cheap! Accommodation is notoriously expensive, and food can add up if you don’t know where to find cheap eats! But there’s good news: We’ve rounded up our top tips for traveling to NYC on a budget so you don’t come home from the Big...

7 Best Desert Hikes in Southern California

There’s beauty in every corner of California. The downside is millions of people travel there to see this beauty, but most of them stick to the national parks. If you want to spend a day out in nature away from the crowds, here is a list of the best desert...

31 Best Things to Do in NYC on your First Visit

If you’re bored in New York City, something's wrong with you! We created a list of top things to do in NYC that you shouldn’t miss while visiting this ever-growing city. Some are super touristy (yet still worthwhile), like the Top of the Rock and the MET, but some are...

Kimpton Muse Hotel: Amazing Stay in New York City

With thousands of hotels in New York City, finding a place to stay can be daunting. Luckily, we think we’ve found the perfect hotel for anyone’s first trip to NYC. The Kimpton Muse Hotel is where value meets luxury, and you can’t beat its convenient location. Read our full review...

19 Eco Friendly Road Trip Tips

Taking a road trip can be a great way to travel, but it can also take a toll on the environment. Luckily, there are many small things we can do to make our road trips more sustainable and eco-friendly. Let's all do our best to minimize our footprint and keep...

Road Trip Budget & Daily Costs of Vanlife

Traveling across the USA in a campervan can be a great way to see the country on a tight budget. Living in a van means you don’t need to spend money at hotels or expensive restaurants, plus, you can easily get off the beaten path. We kept track of everything...

The Mighty 5: Best National Parks in Utah

Whether you’re planning a vacation with friends or a big ol’ family road trip, you'll find the best National Parks in Utah make a perfect destination for those who love the outdoors and are looking for a bit of adventure! We’re going to let you in on all our best...

One Wild Week Road Tripping in Idaho

Idaho is a lot more than potatoes. Come with us as we explore hot springs, epic mountain hikes and a landscape that feels like another planet. Lucky for you we have your whole one week road trip planned out.

25 Fun Things to Do in Minneapolis This Fall

We might be biased, but we think our hometown of Minneapolis is pretty great in the fall! From classics like apple picking to lesser known activities like visiting a pizza farm, we’re letting you in on our favorite things to do in Minneapolis in the fall.

What I’ve Learned Traveling as an American

Traveling and living overseas for nearly 6 years has taught us what the rest of the world things about our country — the good, the bad, and the ugly. We have been exposed to the faults of the United States, as well as all the things we have to be...

Love Letter to Minnesota

Dorothy was right: there really is no place like home! Traveling to faraway places has shown me just how special Minnesota is, and has inspired some poetic words.

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