A view of New York City as the sun begins to set.

New York Off the Beaten Path

Millions of people come to New York each year to view its amazing attractions. The Statue of Liberty and Times Square are some of the most popular places in the city, but solely focusing on them detracts from the feel of the real city. While on my trip to NYC, I made sure to not only visit the distinct, tourist locations, but to also see New York off the beaten path and to try to see city as a local would. Read More

Summer Travel Photo Contest Winner Announcement

We teamed up with online food ordering service, EatStreet, on a photo contest to send one lucky winner to Chicago with $500 of EatStreet food credit to spend on pizza, subs, sushi and more delicious noms! After receiving hundreds of submissions, we had to make the tough decision of choosing a winner. You all sent so many wonderful photos from your adventures around the world!

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airport lingo

Learn English Phrases for American airports

Even if it’s not your first time flying to the US or any other English-speaking country, it can be difficult to understand the language and signage at the airport. Since we love to make our members lives easier, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular phrases used in US airports for you to learn… Read More

Check Out the Cherry Blossoms: Springtime in Washington DC

For over a hundred years, more than 1.5 million visitors have traveled to DC each Spring to admire the cherry blossoms that bloom on 3,000+ trees across three park locations around DC: the Tidal Basin in West Potomac Park, in East Potomac Park (Hains Point), and on the grounds of the Washington Monument. While the… Read More

A Guide to the 4th of July Fireworks Show in New York City

There is arguably no better place to celebrate the 4th of July than in New York City, home to America’s largest fireworks show. Read up on the entertainment and viewing locations, and then plan out your trip to the United States’ most populous city. Since 1976, Macy’s has been in charge of organizing New York… Read More