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Top of The Rock ~ NYC

Here we are! ... In the very end of our long and unforgettable USA trip! And what a better way to say “Goodbye” than saying it loud at the top of the World! Everyone who visits New York for the first time struggles in finding the best place to enjoy the probably best skyline in the world – Manhattan’s Skyline! And yes, they are many great observation decks among which - Empire State Building, Top of the ...

Lower Manhattan ~ NYC

If you haven’t seen my previous post from New York, you can find it here:

On the next morning we decided to use the 72h “Hop-on, Hop-off ticket” again - on our plan was Lower Manhattan! There is no New York City part which has greater historical influence than this neighbourhood. Here is where the history of NY began and there are so many historical ...

36.000 Steps a Day, Keeps the Doctor Away ~ NYC

If you are curious which places we already managed to visit in the early morning of our first day in New York City, go and check it here:

I’ll continue the story of our NYC trip with the next (and one of my favourite) city highlights, namely the Rockefeller Center. I have seen it so many times in the movies (like “Home Alone II”) that I already had some vast memories, even though ...

Welcome to New York! ~ NYC

What a better way to end our USA journey than to make a long weekend trip to New York?! Exactly! The flight from Los Angeles (LAX) to Newark Airport (NYC) took about 6 hours and 3 movies time and to be honest I felt truly nostalgic before and after leaving California. During our stay on the West Coast I felt in love with the stunning views over the Pacific Ocean, the orange-purple skies, the chilled out ...

The Best Of ~ Los Angeles

“The best of” is always kind of illusory way to describe things in life and therefore people tend to exercise it all too often for my understanding. However, my personal intention was to share with you my thoughts about the part of this oversized metropolis I liked most and the things I think everybody should see when visiting Venice in Los Angeles for a couple of day or even hours. There is ...

The Walk of Fame ~ Los Angeles

On our second day in Los Angeles we checked some must see places like Hollywood Walk of Fame in the morning and Santa Monica Pier on the afternoon. The day before was definitely the time to get “acclimatized” to this city as we literally dashed away from Downtown L.A. to the mountains, where we spent some great time at Getty Center and later on – at Griffith Observatory (you ca visit this post here). To be ...

The City of Fallen Angels, or rather Smog-ing Angels ~ Los Angeles

One of the happiest days in my life is over. Sitting in the car and leaving Anaheim, knowing that the last 72 hours in California are tick-tacking faster than I would have wished for… So much seen, or to be honest - even too much for the last two and a half weeks… Me, sitting in the car, trying to cope with the overwhelming bunch of memories and the creepy feeling of leaving California in only two ...
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My 2016 in Kilometers

Well, I cannot really believe that 2017 is almost knocking on the door. To be honest, 2016 has been a great year, when it comes to travelling and exploring a lot of new places for me. I hope 2017 will be at least as good as 2016 (in km travelled), and even better for my personal and professional development. But as the Austrians say “good things need time” … And not to forget – the most important is to stay ...

Disneyland Park California ~ Tips and Tricks

Admitting that Disneyland is the happiest place on earth, there are some tips and tricks that could make your stay even more delightful! Here are my tips to enjoy your magical day at its best: Purchase your tickets online Supposing that you are not keen on waiting in a queue, I would recommend buying your ticket in advance online – they are not cheaper (ca $ 105), but you will be able to go straight ...

The Happiest Place on Earth ~ Disneyland Park California

When I was in France, I refused (consciously) to spend a day in Disneyland Paris, because I was desperately hoping to visit the “original” Disneyland in California someday … and to feel the “real” magic in “The Happiest Place on Earth”! As a child I used to watch the Disney movies each time I had the chance to. Actually, it used to be my favourite kind of reality and as somebody, born in a communist ...

Oceanside ~ Orange County

It is time to say Goodbye to San Diego and for the first time in my life I left a city (beside Sofia) with tears in my eyes … and plenty of thoughts about returning … We are going to Los Angeles! But on our way to the City of Angels we decided to take a short break after all we have seen and experienced. A perfect place to stay for a night was definitely the small town Oceanside, which is located between ...

Balboa Park ~ San Diego

Welcome to the surreal Balboa Park, located in the heart of San Diego! With its surface area of 4,9km² and a history since the year of 1868, it is the nation’s largest urban cultural park. That is by far the most interesting and multifarious city park I’ve visited and probably a week or two would not have been enough in order to go and see each attraction within its area. Along with the main 15 museums ...

SeaWorld ~ San Diego

The primary reason to put San Diego on our USA road trip map was “fortunately” the world’s most famous marine mammal park called SeaWorld. There are three of those theme parks and Oceanariums in the USA, located in San Diego, San Antonio and Florida. The first park opened here in San Diego in 1964 and since then the park offers a wide program including Ocean Shows (Killer Whales, Dolphins, Sea Lions, etc. ...

Sunset Perfection ~ San Diego

I came, I saw, I fell in love!

I came, I saw, I fell in love! Enjoy your day! LillaGreen ...

Old Town ~ San Diego

In order to get a full program of “must see” places in San Diego, there is no doubt, that the Old Town is an absolutely essential part of its identity. As everything in the USA,is older than 100 years is meant to be a „historic place”, so does this old town too. There are a lot of “historic” buildings to visit: you can spot the first church and newspaper office in the city, an original cigar and pipe shop, ...

The Real “Golden Sands” ~ Coronado

After the walk in the downtown of San Diego we are going to visit the resort city and peninsula Coronado. The city is known by its nickname "The Crown City", and the name "Coronado" comes from Spanish and means "the crowned." The resort city is known for its wide beaches with "golden" sand and Coronado Hotel, which was built in 1888 and is a symbol of the city till nowadays.

The Coronado ...

Welcome to My City! ~ San Diego

Finally, I’m starting with my probably favorite part from the blog series "USA Road Trip" – the upcoming blog post from the city of my dreams - San Diego! After the days spent in the state of Arizona and the last night in Sedona, in the morning of June 19th we headed to the most beautiful city that managed to find a place not only on our Californian map, but also in my heart. The travel time spent in a ...

The Red Rocks ~ Sedona

Hello! Today, after a long day spent with positive emotions in the Grand Canyon National Park, we will enjoy the night in the beautiful town of Sedona, located in Red Canyon of Arizona, or the so called “The Red Rocks”. When we were planning the route to our next destination San Diego, there were many possibilities to choose from. The fastest option was the same route that we had to Grand Canyon and Las ...

Bucket List ~ Grand Canyon

Somehow it's hard to start with today's story, perhaps because whatever I’m going to write, it won’t be enough to recreate neither the thrill, nor the positive emotions of my day, which I spent in the Grand Canyon National Park. Talking about my Bucket List, the most famous Canyon was the first thing that used to appear in my mind and I could probably categorize it as one of the biggest childhood dreams of ...

Wild, Wild West ~ Hoover Dam & Williams

Hello! Today we are heading to the next challenge - Hoover Dam and Williams in Arizona. My Bucket List with places that I want to visit and things I wish I could do someday, is quite long. Probably a whole life and some holidays won’t be enough in order to go through it. The National Park Grand Canyon is one of those magical places from my Children’s Encyclopedia of the World. I found to be most interesting ...

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