Florida: The Keys & Everglades

After a couple of days of poor weather in Miami, we made our way south to The Keys. We rented a car at Miami airport; Key Largo was our first stop. The weather that day was once again pretty rubbish, but luckily it stayed dry in the morning which allowed us to go around the…

Florida: Miami

A good word to describe our time in Miami is…wet. We clearly made a mistake thinking we’d get lucky with the weather, even though we knew it was the hurricane season. Hey, at least we tried. It took over 120 days before our plans were ruined by poor weather – we’ll take that. Miami being…

Florida: Orlando

This post might be one of our shortest. To be completely honest, we didn’t see anything of Orlando outside of Universal Studios! We were so exhausted after the week in New York that we used this time to rest without feeling too guilty about it. We really only stopped there for the amusement park, and…

New York – West Manhattan, Museum of Natural History & 230 fifth

We decided to dedicate our last day to visiting the West side of Manhattan, by walking through the Hells Kitchen neighbourhood and the Upper West Side. The area around the Port Authority train station is not the nicest one, that’s for sure. I really don’t understand what the deal is between cities and train stations….

New York- 5th Avenue, Empire State Building & East Village

We started our 5th day by having a lovely breakfast with an old friend of mine from Sydney. She used to work in the PR agency we were working with at my company in Sydney and she’s been back to New York City since earlier this year. We met at Cafe Integral, a small coffee…

New York- Central Park, Times Square & Top of the Roc

Today, for our 4th day in New York, we decided to wake up early because of a very jam packed schedule! We started our day by going to the Rockefeller center to get our time slot for the evening. Doing this, you avoid queuing for hours. After this, we headed near Central Park to pick…

New York- Wall Street, Meat Packing district & The Met

Today was another full on day of sightseeing. A solid 12 hour day saw us get around many different districts. New York has so many places to see we could visit the city non-stop for weeks. We started our day by walking down from our accommodation through Tribeca towards the 9/11 memorial. The area there…

New York- Brooklyn, Little Italy & Greenwich

After a pretty uneventful metro ride to the airport and a smooth flight, we landed in the big apple. This has been a long time coming! Though Nick and I are quite well travelled by now, neither of us had ever been to New York City! Madness! We landed at LaGuardia and made our way…

Chicago – The Loop, Magnificent Mile & Lake Michigan

On our second day in Chicago we woke up to a very grim and cold day. Such a change from the 40+ degree heat we’ve been experiencing over the past few weeks! As we had planned to visit the Chicago Art Museum anyway, we thought today would be perfect to do so to escape the…

Chicago – Amtrak train & Willis Tower

After 4 wonderful days in New Orleans, it was time to kiss the city and the heat goodbye and make our way north to Chicago. Back when we were still in Australia, we booked the Amtrak train to Chicago as we thought it would be a cool experience to cross the country from south to…