Using LAX: Remember these key pointers

Making mistakes in Los Angeles isn’t at all foreign to Travellers Anonymous. For our regular readers you’ll remember at the end of last year we posted about our disastrous experience of booking a hotel in Hollywood, not renting a hire car and forgetting to check when the holidays were in the city. Becoming adept at travelling isn’t so much…

How To Spend 2 Days In Chicago

After visiting some of the best cities in the world I honestly didn’t expect Chicago to compare… how wrong I was. Perhaps it was naive of me to think this, after all, Oprah does live there! But none the less, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Chicago was a city packed with some of the best…

3 Winter Day Trips From Ottawa to Quebec

If you want to take a day trip from Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, you don’t have to look far. In fact, you just have to look over the river and across the bridge to Quebec, a province that, while close to Ottawa, culturally feels a like it’s a million miles away.  Here are 3 easy…

A TASTE of Country Club Living

Country club life in Boca Raton, Florida, is rough. Sometimes there’s a line for valet parking. Sometimes you have to choose between using the spa or tennis facilities. And sometimes you pack one hour before your 4am flight and realize that you brought almost no practical items of clothing (this point is actually very serious). Yes, country club…

Escaping Canada

Canada… it’s not as boring as I thought. Sure, most activities include huddling inside your house under a million blankets trying to keep warm. And when you are ready to brave the cold it’s pretty much only to stuff your face with as much poutine and beaver tails as possible. But on my recent trip back home to Canada I was…

Around The World For Christmas

This year I was kind of like Santa. I travelled around the world from Australia to the USA to Canada and got to see the Christmas decorations in 3 different countries. I even ate a lot of cookies and drank some soy milk…. actually, the more I think about it the more I realize that I’m…

Must Do: Los Angeles

Los Angeles is the land of entertainment, pop-culture, celebrities and traffic. Lots and lots of traffic, which makes it difficult to do or see anything. So to help you make the most of your time in LA, here is a list of my top recommendations and experiences from my recent trip to LA. Entertainment TCL Chinese Theatre– This was my…

Hostel Review: USA Hostels, Hollywood

Hostels get a bad rep, often stereotyped as being dirty and grungy. But in my experience, the dirtiest and grungiest places have disguised themselves as expensive 3+ star hotels, while some of the best places I’ve stayed have been hostels. That’s not to say that all hostels aren’t dirty and grungy, but just like hotels you get some…

Scientology in LA

You know how kids run up to a haunted house, knock on the door and run away as fast as they can screaming, all so that they can get a tiny thrill and tell their friends about it? That’s basically what Scientology is like in Los Angeles. In fact, I quickly made a lot of friends on my trip…

3 Huge Travel Mistakes I Made In LA

My first solo trip to Los Angeles is over, so I thought I’d share 3 of the biggest mistakes I made. If you’re like me, and tend not to do much/any research before you travel to a new city, you probably won’t read this, but on the off chance that you do I hope it saves you a lot of time and frustration….

Flying Solo In LA

I’ve had very polarising feelings about my first solo trip to Los Angeles. Having never travelled anywhere alone, I wondered what I would do all by myself as a lonely traveller. Realistically traveling for 4 days alone in North America is not scary at all, but just to be safe I booked myself into a…