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The best of Hawaii’s Big Island: 7-day itinerary

Rob and I had received mixed reviews about Hawaii from our fellow Australians. Some people really liked it, and gave us recommendations for things to do on various islands. Others said they thought Hawaii was overrated and said we should skip it altogether. We tried to figure out if there were any patterns in the people who didn’t really enjoy...

Things to do in Kona + Captain Cook, Hawaii

Kona’s town centre isn’t much to rave about, but the expansive Kona District is pretty awesome in its range of activities. Kona is the Big Island’s most popular tourist spot – it receives a hefty number of cruise ship passengers each year as they island hop around Hawaii. But there are plenty of other people, like me, who enter the Big Island...

12 essential activities for a weekend in Boston

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2016. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. When I decided to hit up Boston for a weekend, I did my usual research on things to do in the city. As an ex-travel agent, I consider myself pretty darn good at this, but this time I struggled to...

5 hacks to see the best of NYC for cheap or free!

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2015. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. It’s no secret that NYC is one of the most expensive cities in the world. But it sure is a place worth forking out a few extra dollars for. According to Alicia Keys, this concrete jungle is where...

How to see the Statue of Liberty from Manhattan

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2018. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. The first time I visited New York City back in 2011, I saw the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry. Even though I didn’t get up close to Lady Liberty, it was great to sail past this NYC...

9 fun and photogenic things to do in Philadelphia

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2015. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. If you ask anyone what there is to do in Philadelphia, the most likely answer will be the Liberty Bell. But my trip was not just about seeing Philly’s number one attraction. We had a whole weekend...

The best activities for a weekend in Washington DC

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2016. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. Washington DC is a destination that I could go back to again and again. I’ve already visited twice, but the city deserves more time.  Washington DC can seem like a capital city filled with...

12 essential activities for a weekend in Chicago

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2016. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. I absolutely love that satisfying feeling of ticking off a destination that’s been on our list for a while. Chicago was on our to-visit list ever since we moved to USA in 2015. It took a year,...

How to spend one perfect day in Miami

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2017. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. Miami is one of the most visited cities in the US. With over 15 million annual visitors, I feared that the city would be a touristy sell-out and that I’d feel claustrophobic in the crowded streets....

The ultimate guide to visiting Everglades National Park

This post was originally published on A Globe Well Travelled in 2018. The content has been revised and updated with fresh information. The Everglades is one of the most amazing national parks in the United States. This UNESCO World Heritage site is home to some incredible animals. It’s most famous for the alligators that dwell...

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