Posts Tagged: U.S.A

Creativity
Creative Ideas for Upcycling Your Leftover Mardi Gras Beads
July 12, 2018
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Creative Ideas for Upcycling Your Leftover Mardi Gras Beads
While there is something really heartwarming about seeing New Orleans strung with festive spirit, there is a very ugly flip side to Mardi Gras beads and those plastic throws. If you find yourself overrun with colourful garlands after Carnival season, try these creative ways to repurpose and upcycle your party souvenirs.
Culture
Beards, Bibles & Barn Raisings – A Traveller’s Intro to Amish Culture & History
June 18, 2018
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Beards, Bibles & Barn Raisings – A Traveller’s Intro to Amish Culture & History
You recognise immediately when you’ve arrived in Amish Country – the buggies and bonnets are a dead giveaway. There aren’t too many places in the world that you can see one culture living so distinct within another. Ohio has one of the largest settlements of Amish in North America, giving you the opportunity to learn […]
Culture
A Day in Amish Country, Ohio
June 12, 2018
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A Day in Amish Country, Ohio
Holmes County, Ohio is home to one of the largest Amish settlements in the world with more than 42,000 community members (as of a 2010 census). and is less than two-hours drive south of Cleveland. Furthermore, the settlement encompasses a diverse group of Amish people of varying orders. Take a day trip to explore a different […]
Nature
The Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossoms in Japan and Beyond
May 22, 2018
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The Ultimate Guide to Cherry Blossoms in Japan and Beyond
Ever dreamed of getting lost in a cherry blossom hanagasumi (that’s Japanese for “flower haze”)? Here is a fifteen-minute guide to the magic of cherry blossoms, including how to tell them apart from other blossoms, and tips for enjoying their annual Spring bloom in Japan and across the world.
Design
Sign-spirational Sign Design – Vintage Las Vegas Signs
May 15, 2018
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Sign-spirational Sign Design – Vintage Las Vegas Signs
When you imagine the Las Vegas strip, there’s no doubt you’ll picture it glowing with neon. From the early days of Sin City, casinos, restaurants and hotels have been shouting their presence in bright, pulsing light. Though neon has been largely replaced with contemporary technology, there are some who had the good taste and foresight […]
Travel
Memphis to Nashville Road Trip Itinerary for Music Lovers
March 29, 2018
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Memphis to Nashville Road Trip Itinerary for Music Lovers
Take a melodious journey across Tennessee (with a sneaky detour into Alabama) to experience the regions rich musical history. From the Home of the Blues to Music City, anyone with the slightest appreciation for music will enjoy what’s in store. James and I are both massive music fans, in fact in a former life I […]
Nature
7 Yellowstone National Park Facts To Know and Experience
March 6, 2018
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7 Yellowstone National Park Facts To Know and Experience
There are endless interesting facts about Yellowstone National Park! Here’s a handful to know and experience while in the Park. Some take more imagination than others, but all reveal the marvel and beauty of this incredible natural landscape and the human struggle to understand, enjoy and conserve it.
Travel
A Year of Travel in Review – 2017
December 21, 2017
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2017
Another year of life and travel is coming to a close. As I celebrate the holidays with family and friends, I look back on a year of fun, adventure and mishaps on the road. Putting together this yearly review makes me realise just how much you can pack into 365 days when you are really […]
Nature
Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
December 14, 2017
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Art By Nature: Ice and Snow
I grew up in the sub-tropics of the Australian east coast and spent the last 3 years living on the equator, then I moved straight into a Midwest U.S. winter! I was dreading the acclimatisation phase; getting out of bed early on frosty mornings to shovel my driveway, and having to drive on the other side of […]
Travel
Southwest Road Trip Itinerary: 10-days Vegas to Santa Fe
December 7, 2017
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Southwest Road Trip Itinerary: 10-days Vegas to Santa Fe
Experience the best of the wild, wild American Southwest on a road trip that will take you from the neon lights of Las Vegas to the adobe streets of Santa Fe. This detailed itinerary includes bucket list-worthy icons and landscapes of Nevada, Arizona, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico. Highlights include:
Nature
Visiting Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Everything You Need to Know
December 5, 2017
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Visiting Antelope Canyon, Arizona – Everything You Need to Know
Unless you’ve been living under Navajo Sandstone, you’ve probably seen images of the exceptionally beautiful slot canyons of Arizona, the most famous of which is Antelope Canyon. Antelope, which is actually two Canyons – Upper and Lower – has been beguiling tourists, photographers and nature lovers since they were opened to the public in 1997. […]
Creativity
Destination to Inspiration: Florida
November 30, 2017
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Destination to Inspiration: Florida
I wasn’t expecting to find a museum dedicated to Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali in Florida, U.S.A. However, when I began researching our road trip through the Sunshine State, that is exactly what I found! I’ve never been a great fan of Dali’s work, though we share an obsession with spirals, let’s just say “I don’t […]