During an interview with American writer and a great friend Ted Simendinger (Ocean Palmer). I learned what American places should be visited, what attracts travelers to Denver, Colorado, why to even get guts to step out of one’s comfort zone and take a look at the other side of the ocean. May it be an inspiration for you when planning your next trip.
Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration’s National Travel and Tourism Office (NTTO) announced that the United States welcomed nearly 77 million international visitors into the country, who collectively spent a record-setting $251.4 billion experiencing the United States in 2017, a two percent increase when compared to 2016. Over the course of 2017, travel and tourism exports helped support more than 1.2 million American jobs across the United States.
Every time we board a plane we have four choices on how to pass the time. We can spend that time, waste it, invest it in something that matters, or cherish it.
In order to understand why Los Angeles, California transformed into the diverse and unique metropolitan region of today, we need to take a look at the past. Unlike many cities around the world that grew uniformly, spreading out as the population did, Los Angeles had numerous influences that shaped certain districts faster or slower than others.
The quickest way to understand an American man is to understand baseball. Much like life, baseball is a team game played by individuals. The game is an equal opportunity presenter: Everyone on the field will have his turn to be a hero or goat. The ball, as the saying goes, finds everyone.
One country famous for setting trends in the development of technology and show business has been serving as the cradle of incredible stories and unforgettable personalities. And yet the well-known slogan of the American dream factory claims that these stories have stood the test of time and become immortal. Based on this assumption I find it hard to believe that I had to travel to a small village in Slovakia in quest for a truly compelling story. Oponice played a vital part in a story in which Americans take on a leading role.
Without a shadow of doubt, the USA has one of the greatest movie industries in the world. Countless American films and TV series have reached cult status over the years. Something remains intact even after the cameras are turned off. Filming locations provide us with a unique opportunity to get closer to our beloved characters and be one of them, at least for a few minutes. Let‘s imagine walking down the same street, sitting on the same bench in the park and staring at the same house as former heroes from successful movies. The fact that these movies were shot at existing locations makes them even more special from the…
Getting to know a destination in a proper way means to act locally. To act locally means – oh yes – visiting the best bars. We visited and reviewed the top venues across the US especially for you. Do you feel like trying the coolest cocktails, mixed by the coolest bartenders? Or, do you simply wish to enjoy some soda and a cup of coffee? Whichever your choice, these bars should definitely be included into your itinerary.
Endless road as far as the eye can see! You feel the wind blowing in your hair. Your hands are fixed on the wheel and there is a smile on your lips. The one and only sign that showcases your current state of happiness. Every adventure seeker is very well aware of the fact that Route 66 is the perfect road destination. Let’s embark on a journey on a one-of-a-kind freeway without any expectations or plans. Do not forget to pack some spare digital camera batteries equipped with a lot of storage space.
It is often said that if you want to learn about the country as much as possible, try reaching out to someone like you. I did so and had an exciting encounter with a blogger (you can find her blog on Facebook with the title Potulky po USA – USA wanders), a musician and, moreover, a sympathetic Slovak girl Henrieta, who has been living in the US for ten years. Our interview below will also give you the answer on why someone should travel to the US.