Backpacking in the USA: Top 5 Sights in New York City

New York is a beast of a city and I have so far just visited it twice. It holds some great memories, we held the Big Apple – great backpacking times with my friend Nina from Germany and Cassiano from Brazil. I first backpacked NYC in 2007, it was the same time I started this Read more about Backpacking in the USA: Top 5 Sights in New York City[…]

Backpacking in the States: My Return to New York City

So I’m still playing catch up on my crazy journeys over the last year and you might have read that I made it back to the USA for the first time in 7 years when I flew from San Jose in Costa Rica back into Atlanta, Georgia. I had a great time in Atlanta including Read more about Backpacking in the States: My Return to New York City[…]

Thirsty Thursdays: Coconut Tea With Nomadic Matt in the Chocolate Bar, New York City, USA

As travel bloggers go, there is one name that everyone knows – Matt Kepnes, known globally as Nomadic Matt through his popular, informative and extensive website Nomadic Matt.com . I’ve been in touch with Matt for a couple of years online and I’ve always loved his writing, his consistency and his outlook on life. I Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Coconut Tea With Nomadic Matt in the Chocolate Bar, New York City, USA[…]

Backpacking in NYC, USA

Doing New York on the Cheap Back in 2007: Some Good Travel Tips!

Carrying on from my 1,000th Blog Post and my reminiscing of Toronto, Canada on my last trip to North America got me thinking again. Do you know that I haven’t written about the USA for a few years?! In fact some people who follow my blog didn’t even realise I had been stateside yet – Read more about Doing New York on the Cheap Back in 2007: Some Good Travel Tips![…]

Empire State Building: A moon is in my head

It was pretty inevitable really. At some point or other in my life I was going to go to the top of it. And it finally does deserve a blog entry of its own on top of the mention in my New York condensed blog post. What it is is the Empire State Building! It Read more about Empire State Building: A moon is in my head[…]

Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York

While staying at Hostelling International at New York City (incidently the largest hostel in the USA), I had put my name down for a few of the hostel’s organised tours. One of these was a weekly Wednesday night free trip and tour of Staten Island. The ferry across was free after 6 pm I think. Read more about Backpacking in the USA: The White Stripes Trip to Staten Island, New York[…]

New York: Empire State Halo

“All free souls beware; a moon is in my head” sings Echo and the Bunnymen’s Ian McCullough back in 1997. I never had any ambition to visit New York. As a kid I had often admired the Empire State Building, as an adult I had always resented the whole “America [sic] is the best” thing, Read more about New York: Empire State Halo[…]

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