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If you do ONE thing in Chicago – make it Whirlyball!

Imagine the scene, my friend and I are enjoying a nice cold beer in a trendy dive bar around Logan square, bothering the bartender for local tips and tricks to do around the city. He mentions the usual jaunts; favourite pizza spot, top places for live music and where to find the best view of Chicago. He wanders off to serve someone else, but comes running back with sheer excitement in his eyes. “Dudes”, he screams. “Forget everything I’ve just said, if you do one thing in Chicago – make it Whirlyball”….

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Top 7 campervan spots on West Coast USA!

Today’s blog comes from our roadtrippn’ extraordinaire Sophie Lott, she’s a pro on all things campervan. Here’s her take on the best places for parking up your campervan in good old USA….

Fancy an adventure filled with campfires, starry nights, great company AND the freedom to roam wherever you want, whenever you want? Then going by camper is for you. The States was made for road trips with its vast open roads and beautiful scenic routes. We have handpicked the top 7 locations we think are a must see on any West Coast road trip!

1. Death Valley

Death Valley
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16 Delicious Things You HAVE To Eat When in Chicago!

Chicago is much more than veggie-laden ‘dawgs’ and deep dish pizza (although you will see a nod to some of our top spots for the aforementioned bites!) Home to so many diverse neighbourhoods, it comes as no surprise that this city houses some delicious delights you need to try on your trip (just accept you will put on weight!)

1.Italian Beef at Portillo’s (be sure to get it dipped!) and a chocolate cake shake

Italian Beef at Portillo's

Image : chicago.seriouseats.com


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Touring the USA: 4 Ultimate survival tips you need to know

The USA is filled with so many places to see and activities to do. From its iconic national parks to the Hollywood hills, you’re truly spoilt for choice. So what do you do when you want to explore the USA but don’t know where to start? You go on a group adventure tour of course! And as a lover of all things America, let me talk you through the four key things I learnt whilst touring the USA in 2016. You can thank me later…

1. Embrace the wild

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Let’s Talk New York

There really is no place like New York. Buzzing with so much energy you can instantly see why it has been named the city that never sleeps! Whether you are planning a long weekend away, or stopping off as part of a bigger trip, here are a few insider tips that the guide books don’t mention to help you plan an unforgettable stay in the Big Apple.

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