Posts Tagged“USA”

Island trips are high on the vacation list of travelers around the world. It’s hard not to relax when you’re sitting on the beach in a lounger sipping on a tropical drink watching the waves roll in. In the U.S. travelers spend millions on island vacations. The beach is the top destination for summer vacationers, and not surprisingly, swimming/water sports is one of the top summer vacation activities. Each island offers a unique experience all its own. Some islands in the southern region of the United States are high-energy hot spots that attract visitors from all over the world while…

Photo by CC user 44082489@N00 on Flickr. There are many cities in the United States that have contributed to the creation and evolution of the many music genres that we know and love today. From Memphis to Seattle, travelers that love music will have a field day exploring many of America’s culture-rich urban areas. Before you print off your boarding pass though, realize that you will have to get electronic travel authorization known as an ESTA before booking a flight to the United States (Canadians are exempt from this requirement). Before you get started with any serious travel planning, go online…

China Travel Outlook 2016

The places we travel, the way we get there, and what we do once we are there is constantly changing. The world tourism outlook for 2016 will be different than previous years. Here are a few things to look for in the coming new year. Maybe you can theme to your list of things to try this 2016. Locations China is hot this year. With a rising middle class and better transportation than ever before, more and more people are visiting Asia’s largest nation. 2016 will be a big year for Chinese tourism with the opening of China’s first Disney park, Shanghai’s…

If you’re traveling to Florida anytime soon, you’re probably overwhelmed with the amount of hotel options available to you. The options are literally endless! But don’t fret, because no matter which Florida city you’re traveling to, there are affordable hotels, hostels, and even resorts that are perfect for you, making traveling in Florida for cheap a real possibility. Here’s a list of some of the most popular budget-friendly hotels when traveling to each of these five cities. Orlando Orlando is a popular destination for people around the world for many reasons, the most significant being amusement parks. Home to DisneyWorld…

Los Angeles is known as the movie capital of the world. Visitors flock here every year to tour movie star mansions or Universal Studios. Once you find yourself situated in Hollywood, it’s time to get the movie exploration started. A really fun way to enjoy filmmaking is by actually dropping by movie locations worth visiting in Los Angeles. Like any Hollywood director would say, it’s all about location, location, location! 1. Cole’s — Forrest Gump This seminal movie won three Oscars and for good reason, it spawned so many memorable lines and stuck in the American psyche. Cole’s is a…

Many people think of New York as the heart of all civilization. The sites and sounds of city life bring people from all over the world, not to mention the insane amount of dining options available throughout the state. Be sure to check out some of these popular restaurants the next time you visit one of these five cities. Long Island City Long Island is home to some of the amazing local eateries that stay under the radar of tourists, one of which includes Manetta’s Ristorante. This gem of a restaurant serves some of the best Italian food in the…

Some people will spend thousands of dollars on complex spa treatments to rejuvenate their bodies, minds, and spirits, but avid campers know that they can find serenity and renewal for much cheaper with a weekend in nature. However, plenty of new campers tend to set their sights on massive national parks that boast thousands of acres of unique beauty. While some national parks are certainly worth a cross-country trek — Yellowstone, for example, is like no other place on Earth — most campers might be just as pleased with excursions they can find closer to home. Across the U.S., each…

Do you love sports more than friends, family, and significant others? It’s okay if the answer is yes. If you’re like most devout sports fans, you don’t only want to watch regular games. You want to enjoy legendary events that will make you the envy of your friends. Here’s a list of seven events that should make the bucket list for the true sports fan. Wimbledon   Image via Flickr by Roller Coaster Philosophy Come for the strawberries and cream and stay for the greatest tennis tournament in the world. A trip to Wimbledon means that you get to rub…

Pushing 25? Maybe you’re a mere few years from the big 3-0. Here at Get a First Life we say don’t sweat it. Instead, your focus should be on combating the chance of the dreaded ‘quarter-life crisis’ by ensuring you tick a few things – namely places – off your bucket list. Always wanted to go to Vegas? Do it. Maybe you’ve vowed to head to New York for a weekend’s sightseeing and shopping, spending all the money you’ve earned this summer in your temp job? Why ever not? While ever you have the time (and more importantly, the disposable…

Tourists everywhere are becoming more conscious about the impact their travel plans will make on the planet. Minimize your carbon footprint by taking a green vacation in New Orleans. Choose Greener Transport   Photo by Shelby Lehor via Trover.com A road trip to New Orleans might be an American institution, but unless you’ve got a hybrid vehicle, it’s far from the most eco-friendly option. If you’re making the planet your priority, consider catching public transport instead. Greyhound Buses operate services to New Orleans from most major American cities. Alternatively, Amtrak trains travel to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal from Chicago, New…