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All of our USA content in one USA travel blog page, jump to the USA destination you need. We’ve visited the US several times to create our USA travel blog section, both before we had children and after.

Our usual style is to road trip our way around the states and we’ve covered some big distances. We drove from Canada to the Keys down the east coast, made it as far as New Orleans driving east to west, and, of course, including New York, we’ve spent a lot of time in Orlando Florida.

We love the big American theme parks. We tackled the west coast in a separate trip, flying into LA and driving to Lake Tahoe, The Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, and more. Of course, we got our Disney fix in Anaheim California too.

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New Orleans was a glorious experience. We really loved the deep south.

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You’ll find our posts on travel in the USA below. We’re adding to this content all the time, we have much more to add.

We always love road-tripping in the USA, the country is well set up for this style of travel. We’ve found it to be a fairly affordable country to visit, certainly cheaper than Australia and most of Europe.

New York was more expensive than most of the rest of the US of course, but we did find a good place to stay in New York City at a reasonable price for a family of four.

Our kids love to travel in the US too. Once lockdown is over, we’ll be back!

Another interesting snippet of information, I spent a summer based in Norfolk Virginia when I was 19. I know that area well! It’s still the only place in the world I’ve ever seen bioluminescence and we enjoyed trips inland to stunning lakes and mountains.

A visit to the Blue Ridge Mountains is well worth your time. They’re part of the Appalachian Mountain range and extend 550 miles in the eastern United States.

They include parts of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

This is where you go to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Shenandoah National Park along with some gorgeous mountain towns. This trip was long before I ever dreamed I’d become a travel blogger so as yet, it’s not on the blog.

What Are Our Favourite Places in the US?

We really loved the Deep South, particularly New Orleans in Louisiana, all the Disney Parks (Disneyland Resort in Anaheim California and the 4 DisneyWorld parks in Florida, Amish Pennsylvania, taking an airboat ride in The Everglades and my husband loved New York. It was too cold for me, as we arrived in the city during the polar vortex.

Las Vegas is a cool experience too. It’s somewhere worth seeing for yourself. We combined that trip with the Grand Canyon, LA, and the southwest coast.

As mentioned above the Appalachian Mountains was a favourite too.

Our US content is sadly lagging behind our rest of the world content, I’m using lockdown to rectify that.

Food in the USA

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We had so much fun discovery food in the USA!

If you are American you probably don’t realise that the foods you think of as everyday are new and interesting to those of us not born in The States.

For us, eating chilli cheese dogs, sloppy joes, and Philly cheesesteaks is a new and fantastic experience.

We also got the chance to sample biscuits and gravy, southern boil, and Key lime pie on The Florida Keys. We even got to try conch, something even my chef husband had never tried.

American food is a lot of fun to investigate!

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About the author
Alyson Long
Alyson Long is a British medical scientist who jumped ship to chase dreams. A former Chief Biomedical Scientist at London's West Middlesex Hospital she started in website creation and travel writing in 2011. Alyson is a full-time blogger and travel writer, a published author, and owns several websites. World Travel Family is the biggest. A lifetime of wanderlust and over 6 years of full-time travel, plus a separate 12 month gap year, has given Alyson and the family some travel expert smarts to share with you on this world travel site. Today Alyson still travels extensively to update this site and continue her mission to visit every country, but she's often at home on her farm in Australia.