How We Became The New Orleans St Patrick’s Day Parade

Celebrating st Patrick's day in new orleams

The New Orleans St Patrick’s Day Parade 2014 It’s March 2014 and we are on an all-expenses paid trip to New Orleans. The top performers convention congregates once every two years, and is a chance to meet colleagues from across the pond, eat, drink and be merry. These conventions are a mixture of inspirational speakers, such as Captain Phillips, Chris …

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Three Unforgettable Things To Do In Philadelphia

Philadelphia for less

Philadelphia attracted over 40 million visitors in 2015, but it might not be top of your bucket list of American cities. It’s been 13 years since I last visited Philadelphia, but it’s a place I remember fondly. Some special memories have even withstood the test of time. As I walk down memory lane, I’ve picked out some of my favourite places to …

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How To Enjoy The Highlights Of The New York Skyline

New York Skyline from above

Am I the only one fascinated by having my head in the clouds? I’m not interested in the daydream kind, but I love the kind where I’m so high I can marvel at panoramic views, uninterrupted by apartment blocks, and gaze at shimmering skyscrapers or glitzy night scenes. Sometimes you need to go up to experience a city fully. Enjoying a …

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Three Awesome Things To Do When You Visit Nashville

Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee

Mention Nashville, Tennessee, to most Brits and they’ll turn up their nose, muttering comments about how they don’t like country music. To discount Nashville on this basis is a tragedy as this music-loving city is no country monogamist. Broadway is lined with innumerable bars and live music venues offering every genre of music from rock and pop to soul-wrenching country, …

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How to save money on your Washington DC vacation

the Capitol Washington DC

Visit Washington for Less with Maria This week’s Cities for Less feature comes from  Maria K. Haase, a travel, food and lifestyle writer sharing her love for the world and its different cultures on MariaAbroad.  As a serial expat for the last ten years, she has called three continents her home, traveled to almost 30 countries and eaten too many …

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