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The best music festivals are found in the USA…

The USA is MASSIVE. Seriously massive. It’s a country full of diversity, which is reflected in their music scene. They’ve got a variety of incredible festivals just waiting to be attended. Whether you’re a bit of a celebrity-spotting fashionista, into your hard-core punk or like to keep things pretty chilled, the USA is guaranteed to satisfy your musical penchant, whatever it is! Not only that, the freshest new talent and undiscovered gems are often found at festivals, especially in the States – that’s the best bit about them. So hop across the pond, put your dancing shoes on and keep your ears out for the next big thing in music!

Let’s get stuck into some of the AWESOME festivals the USA has to offer…

The obvious choices…

Coachella

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Step outside the Loop: the low down of Chicago’s neighbourhoods

It’s only natural that a trip to Chicago will have you make like Bueller, and take a day off to explore the heart of downtown. From jazz clubs to art institutes, there is something truly captivating about the Loop. However, the windy City is much more than skyscrapers, deep dish pizza and Grant Park. If you are after something beyond-the-norm, then hop on the El train and hit up some off our favourite spot off the beaten track.

1. For foodies and beer lovers: Lincoln Square

Only half-hour ride from downtown Chicago; Lincoln Square is one trendy place. An Old world heritage meets modern charm, with smatterings of its old German roots, the neighbourhood is an eclectic enclave that’s boasts an array of restaurants, bars and boutiques. For a mean pilsner head to Huettenbar and then straight onto Gene’s Sausage Shop. Finish your evening at the Old Town School of Folk Music for some live entertainment.

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Image: Timeout Chicago

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Hidden Gems in San Francisco

There really is no city like San Francisco. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, to the mysterious Alcatraz this land of fog has so much to offer. It is easy to tick off the MUST see attractions, but how can you be sure you are experiencing the real San Fran? Here is a few local tips to help you make the most of your trip!

Where to have breakfast

Breakkie in San Fran

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7 of the Best Places to Eat and Drink in San Francisco

This week’s blog comes from Sophie Lott she’s an expert on all things food related… so grab a sandwich, because you’re about to get very hungry!

When you’ve finished exploring the beautiful sights of San Fran, we know you’ll want to chill out with a drink in hand and some good food. Yet, to find the “perfect” meal in San Francisco can sometimes feel like mission impossible. Who knew so many enticing options could be squashed into 49 square miles?

But don’t worry, we’ve got your back with a list of our 7 favorite places to scoff and swig in this unbelievably delicious city….

Breakfast Club

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company

Devil’s Teeth Baking Company
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10 pictures that will make you fall in love with San Francisco

This week’s Feature Friday is all about San Francisco. It’s where we left our heart…

1.Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

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