The Quirkiest Restaurants in the USA

Eating out is about more than just the food – the location, atmosphere and those extra-quirky touches make all the difference. And as the US is pretty big on diversity, it’s no surprise it’s got some of the weirdest and wackiest eateries out there. … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

5 Reasons to Visit Dallas & Fort Worth

If you’ve done the USA’s west coast, and the east coast, or plan on visiting both, Dallas and Fort Worth should also be on your radar. As a three-hour flight from Las Vegas and a four-hour flight from New York, the southern city recently … Continue reading

July 6, 2017 by Lauren Burvill

A Travel Butler’s Guide to Spending 72 Hours in New York City

New York is a mystical place – the stuff of movie romanticism, retail therapy at its best, and Art Deco travel landmarks, beloved the world over. Its fame, though, means everyone’s got something to say about it, a recommendation or an opinion to give. … Continue reading

July 5, 2017 by Flight Centre UK

Houmas House: What it’s Like to Stay in a Louisiana Plantation Home

“Well think about it – if you had 300,000 acres gentlemen, when was the last time you’d seen a woman, besides sisters and cousins? Cousins was looking good!” When our tour guide, Susan, exclaimed these words to my group, in her classic Southern drawl, … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Washington DC Cool: Trading Monuments for Travel Moments

The USA features on most travel bucket lists; the dazzling lights of Vegas, coastal drives in California, shopping in New York City – the lot. But there’s one city that offers a genuine slice of American flair and that’s the capital: Washington DC. You’ll visit … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 by Adam Vanstone

Tried & Tested: the Best of Hawaii’s Eateries

Our Expert Jackie Brown-Yurkin, Flight Centre’s Hawaii Product Manager, knows a thing or two about eating in Hawaii. So when we asked her for her top recommendations for places to eat in the Aloha State, she jumped at the chance to share her favourites. … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 by Angela Griffin

Discovering the Gardens of Houmas House, Louisiana

Summer has finally arrived and pruning our gardens has suddenly become a very big deal. Homeowners around the country (and the world) are running around getting fresh soil, planting out new flowers, getting the patio in order… and none more so than Craig Black, … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

How to Spend 24 Hours in New Orleans

“New Orleans should never have been a city – they made a mistake when they built it here.” These were the first words someone uttered to us when we set foot in The Big Easy. That’s not to say it’s not a much-loved hub … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

A First-Timer’s Guide to Sensational Chicago

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t expect much from Chicago. When you’ve been to the USA’s big hitters like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, surely you’ve seen the best of American city living? This assumption was proven very wrong very quickly, … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Florida Panhandle

When most people are contemplating a trip to Florida, it’s usually the theme parks of Orlando, the Art-Deco glitz of Miami or the poolside living of Tampa that spring to mind. In fact, rarely is a thought spared for the north-west, despite it having … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg