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Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and free to visit.

5 Great Things to do in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Since I live¬†only an hour and a half away, I visit Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, every few months. I’ve visited hundreds of city’s around the world, and Philly easily ranks as one of my favorites, not only in America...
by Jim Cheney

Exploring America - Things I like about living in the United States.

5 Things I Actually Like About Living in America

It’s been a little over two years since I returned to America after 2.5 years in Asia. I’m not going to lie: the transition has been tough. After doing super awesome and exciting things nearly everyday and become mo...
by Jim Cheney


Visiting Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington, USA.

5 Can’t-Miss Places in Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Of all the city markets I’ve visited around the world, few are as large, chaotic, or diverse as Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington. Open since 1907, Pike Place Market cascades down a hill overlooking the waters of E...
by Jim Cheney

Brownies Hostel near Glacier National Park in Montana is an example of a hostel in America.

Hostels in America: Yes, They Really Do Exist

Did you know that there are hostels in America? I know that I didn’t until quite recently. When I travel in Europe or Asia, staying in hostels is a given. Even as I get older, I still prefer the price, location, and feel ...
by Jim Cheney


The Pittsburgh Skyline - things to do in Pennsylvania

5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Pennsylvania

Today marks the one-year anniversary of launching my Pennsylvania travel blog, The site has quickly become the most read travel blog about Pennsylvania, reaching over 8,500 unique visitors last month. While re...
by Jim Cheney

Rogue Public House in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

An Afternoon Brewery Crawl Through Portland’s Pearl District

When you think beer, Portland, Oregon, in the US Pacific Northwest might not be the first city to come to mind. However, it should certainly be near the top of the list. Despite not having the centuries old beer heritage that c...
by Jim Cheney