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5 Amazing Things to do in Chicago

Right, let’s get one thing straight from the beginning: Chicago ain’t that windy. It’s not the windiest city in the USA, it isn’t even particularity windy on any known scale of windiness. Sorry.

What it IS however, is a vastly underrated metropolis chock full of attractions, sights and, most importantly, pizza. So much pizza. Read on for 5 tips to make the most of your trip.

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6 of the Best Food Truck Spots in the USA

If there’s one thing the USA does properly, it’s food. Whether you’re after a massive sloppy joe dripping in grease, clean living vegan delights or anything in between, there’s a place out there for you. Where you ask? Oh read on hungry travellers, read on.

Courtesy of Mr.TinDC on flickr

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5 things to do in Washington DC on a budget

Today’s blog is brought to you by STA’s Alice Tolson, who spends her time pretending that living in Melbourne is amazing, while actually planning on escaping at every opportunity.

So you’ve decided you want to visit the home of  American politics and, more importantly, ridiculously addictive political dramas. If you’re hoping to meet Frank Underwood you’re both a sucker for danger and very silly. He’s far too busy for the likes of you.

Fictional politicians aside, there are so many free attractions in DC, is really is perfect for the budget concious traveller. Read on for our pick of the best things to see, do and eat in the capital of the US of A.

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4 Incredible USA Wilderness Destinations

Is there any country with a more diverse wilderness than the USA? Sure, Kenya has national parks teaming with wildlife, and Australia boasts the Outback, and New Zealand has some insanely stunning countryside – but the USA has all this, and then some.

That well-spouted statistic that only 30% of Americans have a passport may shock us Europeans, but actually, when you think of the ample opportunities for exploring that their own country, it’s not that surprising.

From soaring mountains and lush greenery to vast deserts and icy expanses, this region has enough going on to give even the most well-travelled explorer a serious case of itchy feet.

A geyser erupts in the USA's Yellowstone National Park

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9 Things to Do in Seattle

If you’ve learned everything you know about this brilliant city from watching 50 Shades of Grey and re-runs of Frasier, prepare for a shock. Neither was filmed in Seattle. I know. Our illusions were shattered too.

On the plus side, there’s an awful lot more to Seattle than Christian Grey, fine coffee and snooty restaurants. Read on for 9 things to do in the The City of Goodwill.

Underground Seattle

 The spooky streets under Seattle: courtesy of Rennett Stowe on Flickr

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