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Your 2022 Travel Horoscope
You know travel is on the horizon. You can feel it getting closer. But where to go? Well, why not let the stars guide you through 2022 and beyond? You can’t argue with... Read More »
Where to Travel for a Winter Olympics Experience
With Beijing's 2022 Winter Olympics launching this week, the sporting festivities are beginning once again – and we couldn't be more excited! You don’t need to... Read More »
The Best Christmas Drinks from Around the World
IT'S CHRISTMAS! The Flight Centre crew just LOVES the festive period, and what makes Christmas Day even more enjoyable? Why, a seasonal tipple of course! To mark... Read More »
United States
What to Expect: Everything You Need to Know for USA Travel
It’s been a long 20 months since the US shut its borders to the world. But now it’s time to get excited again, as the States is finally welcoming fully vaccinated... Read More »
9 of the Best Fireworks Displays in the World
It's that time of year again – the day of winter thermals, wellies, fairground rides, food truck burgers and of course: SPARKLERS. Yup, you guessed it: it's Bonfire... Read More »
The Best Foods I Ate in the USA
I’ve been a bit spoilt with my USA travels this year. In fact, I’ve spent nearly a month over the pond in total, explored five states, six cities and three national... Read More »
7 Reasons Why You Should Stopover in Iceland
It may feel otherworldly with its undulating lava fields and walls of waterfalls, but Iceland is one of my favourite places on the planet. So it goes without saying that... Read More »
The Best Places to Visit in the USA
Whatever kind of adventure you’re seeking, there's somewhere in the USA that can truly deliver. Whether you’re after an idyllic coastline or bustling... Read More »
11 Tips for Planning a Road Trip Holiday
There’s nothing quite like hitting the tarmac. Grabbing freedom with both hands and driving wherever you want, whenever you want, is what makes road trip holidays so... Read More »
6 of the Best Wildlife Experiences on the Planet
We don’t call ourselves Travel Experts for nothing at Flight Centre! Our teams have travelled all over the world, experiencing different cultures, cuisines and... Read More »
12 of the Sunniest Spots in the World
Winter, spring summer or fall – no matter the time of year in the UK you can always count on one thing: the unpredictability of the weather. So when you're getting... Read More »
The World’s Best Pancakes
It’s that time of year again: the last Tuesday before Lent, Shrove Tuesday, aka, Pancake Day. All across the country, families will be whipping up batches of pancakes... Read More »
Why Brooklyn Pizza is the Best Pizza
“Today, we’re going to be pizza purists.” Fine by me. If Marc from A Slice of Brooklyn Pizza Tours wanted us to eat cheese, tomato and bread ‘til our stomachs... Read More »
North America
Where to Celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA
The US Thanksgiving tradition is a bit of a mystery to us Brits. It’s just an excuse to don an elasticated waistband, eat turkey and drink eggnog… right? Wrong!... Read More »
Bed, Breakfast and Animals: Hotels with Resident Pets
If you’re anything like me, you have to put aside at least 30 minutes to say a tearful goodbye to your pets before every holiday. But, for those who really get... Read More »
The Stargazer's Guide to the World
Amid the frenetic day-to-day of work, bills, taxes and meetings, we sometimes forget how insignificant our lives are in the grand scheme of things. All it... Read More »
Hoppy Days: A California Craft Beer Road Trip
“The whole modern-day craft beer movement kicked off in California, with breweries like San Francisco’s Anchor and Sierra Nevada in Chico leading the charge. This... Read More »
6 of the Coolest Things to Do in Las Vegas
Brash, bold and larger than life – on the surface a Vegas holiday can be a bit like Marmite: you either love it or hate it. But there’s so much more to this USA... Read More »
7 of the Best Movies Filmed in Hawaii
With its volcanic landscapes, bountiful beaches and world-class surf, Hawaii is a paradise in many ways. It’s no surprise, then, that the tropical archipelago has... Read More »
Discovering Puerto Rico: America’s Caribbean Gem
Though not technically a state in the U.S., Puerto Rico dwarfs almost half of America’s other states in terms of population, and, arguably, in terms of amazing places... Read More »
5 of the Best Alaskan Adventures to Try
From bears to ice fields, mountains to moose, Alaska has everything an adventure enthusiast could hope for. Away from the stresses of the city, towns like Homer and... Read More »
A Guide to Dallas’ Trendiest Neighbourhood, Deep Ellum
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the second largest airport in the USA. If you’re in Dallas for a layover, you could easily spend your time checking out the... Read More »
A Foodie's Guide to Chicago
When you think of eating out in Chicago, the first thing that comes to mind is pizza! I certainly had my fair share of it during my visit, but sadly, you can’t eat... Read More »
5 of the Best Christmas Lights in the World
No matter where I am in the world, nothing makes me feel more festive than seeing a brightly-illuminated house, a fairylight switch-on, or a national icon decked in... Read More »
11 of the Most Magical Christmas Markets in the World
You know that festive feeling? The one where you crave nothing more than to be wrapped up in furs, a mug of hot chocolate in one gloved hand, and gift-laden shopping... Read More »
West Coast USA
7 of the Best Pit Stops in Death Valley
Straddling the diverse US states of California and Nevada, it’s no wonder Death Valley is a land of extremes. It’s best known for being the hottest place on earth... Read More »
The Best Places in the World to See Wild Dolphins
Everyone loves dolphins. Their friendly smiles and playful nature fast-tracks them right to the top of many a must-see wildlife bucket list, with dolphin-watching tours... Read More »
6 Things to Do in Miami
With its year-round sunshine, soaring temperatures and miles of glittering coastline cradled by towering skyscrapers, Miami has long held the title of Florida’s most... Read More »
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... Read More »
New York
7 Ways to Use Your New York City Explorer Pass
Heading off on an exciting New York City break soon? There’s no doubt about it, the Big Apple is a place like no other; dazzling skyscrapers frame the city, the... Read More »
7 Things you Have to See in Yosemite National Park
Has anyone ever asked you what your favourite place in the world is? It’s a tricky one to answer – there are plenty of destinations I’ve visited and loved, but... Read More »
North America
A First Timer's Guide to Atlantic City
Bursting with amusements and attractions, Atlantic City is a small resort town known for its casinos connected by the world’s longest boardwalk. While this location is... Read More »
Yellowstone National Park
Discovering Yellowstone National Park
Rain poured from my hood, gritty chunks of tarmac dug into my ankles from where I’d been sat on the roadside, and I was desperately trying to keep my camera dry. I... Read More »
North America
The Best Things I Ate on a Californian Road Trip
When people asked me what I was most looking forward to on my Californian road trip, I felt like they expected me to say driving over San Francisco’s iconic Golden... Read More »
A Guide to Hiking Angel’s Landing
Deep breath in. Grab onto the chains. Pray to whatever divine influence there is that you don’t lose your footing. I’ve never had a fear of heights. At least,... Read More »
San Francisco
How To Spend Three Days in San Francisco
The foggy but beautiful San Francisco is a city boasting a fascinating history, as well as culture and style in abundance. Full of hidden gems and fun things to do,... Read More »
How to Experience California in 10 Days
I’ve wanted to hit the tarmac on an all-American road trip for as long as I can remember. It may sound like a bit of a cliché, but roof down, music up, wind in my... Read More »
An Interview with a Bindlestiff Tour Guide
Phil Murray, who recently joined a three-day Winter National Parks Tour operated by Bindlestiff Tours, interviews his tour guide, Joel Clark.My name is Joel Clark,... Read More »
The Ultimate Las Vegas Bucket List
Las Vegas will simply dazzle you with all the entertainment it has thriving through the veins of its city. It is the ultimate playground for adults, known for its... Read More »
Zion National Park
Exploring Southwest USA: Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park
I was staring for some time before my eyes adjusted to the light in the narrow sweeping passageway and made sense of what our Navajo guide was saying.“Can you see the... Read More »
New York
6 Must Eats in 6 US Cities
The diversity of the United States makes for an eclectic selection of culinary delights. No matter which city you visit, you’re bound to find something to tantalise... Read More »
Food around the World: What to Eat Where
**WARNING: THIS BLOG POST HAS BEEN KNOWN TO CAUSE SEVERE HUNGER** When you go on holiday, chances are you’ll have heard all about your destination’s best... Read More »
New York
The Best Ways to See New York City
I’m not ashamed to admit that I heart New York – I’ve even got one of those tacky mugs and innumerable NYC-themed shot glasses to prove it. This is surprising,... Read More »
Monument Valley
Yá’át’ééh: Say "Hello" to Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley
Too many years ago to mention, I watched the classic John Wayne film Stagecoach as part of my A-level studies. Directed by John Ford, it was the very first film - but... Read More »
9 Things to Do in Houston, Texas
When you talk Texas, better-known destinations like Dallas, Fort Worth and Austin will no doubt spring to mind before Houston does. Even I admit that, before I went,... Read More »
Grand Canyon
The Grand Canyon: A Big Statement for Nature to Make
Route 66. The Mother Road. The Main Street of America.Just a few hours after leaving Las Vegas, we were cruising down this legendary highway, heading to Seligman,... Read More »
Deep South Dishes: A Food Diary of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama & Florida
When you’re whizzing through four US states in less than a week, it’s fair to say that you’re going to see a lot, and that you’re not necessarily going to... Read More »
Instatravellers: Phil the Travelling Pizza Eater
Meet Phil Duncan. He's from Liverpool, he loves travel and he, er, loves eating pizza. Need we say more? Well, we do actually, mainly the fact that his love of... Read More »
New York
The Best Boutique Hotels in New York City
There are a million or so reasons to visit New York City, but the question of where to stay can be a littler harder to answer. Most first-timers will head to one of... Read More »
A First Timer's Guide to Boston
The historic city of Boston is a confection of arts, music, sports and delicious cuisine. Whether you have two days or two weeks in this New England city, here... Read More »
Around the World In Coffee: the Bucket List
I love lists: Shopping lists, to do lists, gift lists (for other people, not me); I would be lost without them all. Some lists are more serious than others but... Read More »
New York
6 Adrenaline Adventures in New York City

Forget the traditional city tour – these adventures will give you a whole new perspective on NYC, and get your heart racing too...

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California Wine Regions: Napa vs Sonoma
Choosing the right wine is a thing of great importance – especially in a grape-loving country like the USA. Indeed, Napa and Sonoma are actually the second-most... Read More »
The Ultimate Unique Places to Propose
Calling all travelling romantics! Planning the ultimate proposal, but not sure where to get down on one knee? Or no idea how to make your proposal so unique that it... Read More »
A Long Weekend in Chicago

Flight Centre’s Alexandra Cronin gives us a whistle-stop tour of the Windy City, taking in food, architecture and lakeside living…

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Eastern USA: Boston to New York and Washington DC
Midway through my plate of delicious lobster ravioli, it starts: “Do you mind if I take a quick picture?” There’s a queue of tourists – writes Clare Thorp... Read More »
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... Read More »
Los Angeles
How to spend 24 hours in Venice Beach, California
Venice Beach is one of the most interesting places to stay in Los Angeles. A sleepy beach town that’s anything but boring, there are so many... Read More »
Why California's Joshua Tree National Park should be on your USA Travel List
The California desert is synonymous with the Wild West, cacti and of course, Coachella, but did you know it’s also a hiker’s dream destination? I went... Read More »
Discovering Seattle’s Craft Beer Scene
Just back from a whistlestop visit to Seattle, Ben Williams shares his experiences of tasting craft beers in the brewing capital of the USA...Not long after touching... Read More »
San Diego
Where to Eat and Drink in San Diego
Best known for its beautiful beaches, lush green parks and world-famous zoo, there’s a reason they call San Diego ‘America’s Finest City’. But it’s not just... Read More »
The Scariest Halloween Film Locations to Visit This October
Carving pumpkins, stocking up on sweet treats and watching a horror movie is all part and parcel of All Hallows Eve. Halloween is the perfect time to settle in and watch... Read More »
5 Ways to See Seattle
There are many ways to explore Seattle, Washington State’s largest city, and home of the oldest Starbucks. With the city and surrounding area filled with beauty,... Read More »
The World's Most Glamorous Train Journeys
Taking us back to an era when travelling by train was a glamorous affair, these classic rail Journeys encourage us to take it easy and enjoy the... Read More »
Discovering Arizona's Flourishing Food Scene
A big state that’s big on flavour, Arizona will surprise and delight. Helen Wright gets a taste of what’s on offer from Pavle Milic, a pioneer in the Phoenix... Read More »
Why You Should Visit Hawaii’s Big Island
Hawaii’s Big Island has been making newspaper headlines all over the world in recent months. First, there were the eruptions of Kilauea in Hawai’i Volcanoes National... Read More »
New York
7 Reasons to Take a Superhero Tour in New York City
Lights! Camera! Superhero action! Whether you like to admit it or not, everybody loves a good superhero. My personal favourite? Ant-man. Extreme sarcasm and the ability... Read More »
Road Trippin' in the USA
Covering 1,672 miles from the burnt-orange landscape of the Grand Canyon to iconic Santa Monica Boulevard, Flight Centre’s Alexandra Gregg put her pedal to the metal... Read More »
Top Things to Do in Hawaii
Whether you crave wildlife and adventure, or if relaxing on a beach and soaking up the sun and culture is more your thing, Hawaii has it all in droves. Made up of... Read More »
6 of the Best Tours to Do in the USA
Diverse, vast and full of incredible sights to see and experiences to get immersed in – it can be tricky to know where to begin when holidaying in the USA. But... Read More »
How to Make the Most of Your Time in California
Cruising down the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco to Los Angeles is one of the most iconic experiences in California. But when you’re not behind the wheel, or... Read More »
A Guided Tour of Oahu, Hawaii
Brangelina. Bennifer. Tomkat. Combining the names of a celebrity couple seems to doom their union to failure. But what’s true in Hollywood is not true in travel, where... Read More »
An Expert's Guide to California
Flight Centre’s California Expert Rachel Newton has worked at Flight Centre for four years and has been to California five times. She says: ”Anything you... Read More »
7 Reasons You’ll Fall For Miami
With its Latin flavour, beach culture and swanky shopping opportunities, Miami is so much more than just a Floridian port hub. In fact, it's unlike almost anywhere... Read More »
North America
The Best Things to See and Do in Glacier National Park
Located in Montana’s Rocky Mountains and along the Canadian border, Glacier National Park offers up 1,583 square miles of incredible natural scenery and beauty... Read More »
Washington DC
Exploring the USA with United Airlines
United Airlines offers unrivalled access to the USA, flying non-stop from London Heathrow to Washington, DC, its US hub. This makes the nation’s capital the perfect... Read More »
The Most Beautiful Beaches in the World
On 8th June every year, we mark World Oceans Day, a day of celebration and awareness for the world’s oceans and the adverse effects humanity and our planet... Read More »
Where to Eat in Washington DC
Often misrepresented as a place for politics not play, Washington, DC is bursting with creativity and tasty bites. Here, our local food fanatic – Vina Sananikone... Read More »
10 Brilliantly Specific Food Festivals in the USA
The music is pumping and the drink is flowing as crowds jostle for space around a stage. They’re not here for Beyonce or their favourite bluegrass musician. This is... Read More »
Instatraveller: The Travels of One Man and His Three Dogs
Catching sight of the Northern Lights is an experience which tops many travel wish lists – but imagine watching the colours dance across the sky with your pet pooches... Read More »
New Orleans
How to Spend 72 Hours in New Orleans
Embarking on a trip to one of the most fascinating cities in the USA? Before you head to New Orleans - whether it be for Mardi Gras or just to stuff your face with... Read More »
A Beginner's Guide to the World's Best Wines
The world of wine can be an overwhelming one, but you don't need to be a connoisseur to appreciate the different varietals on a wine-tasting holiday. In fact,... Read More »
How to Get Under the Skin of New England
New England may be known around the world for having the best fall leaves display in the States, but there’s so much to see here all year-round. Our Experts have... Read More »
Los Angeles
How to Spend 72 Hours in Los Angeles
Most people visit Los Angeles to see Hollywood or Disney. Having been to both I would definitely recommend them but there is a lot more to see and do in this city. There... Read More »
A Guide to Exploring San Diego, California
Known as the birthplace of California, San Diego may not be the Golden State’s most famous tourist destination, but it still remains a city bursting with fun, history... Read More »
How to Spend 72 Hours in Chicago
Chicago is a city bursting with amazing architecture, awesome art and fantastic food! It is often unfairly overlooked in favour of New York or San Francisco, but trust... Read More »
Santa Monica
How to Spend a Long Weekend in Santa Monica
In a city famed for its beaches, pier, markets and art-filled streets, resident Evan Meyer – founder of the Beautify Earth initiative – leads the way on a... Read More »
6 Things to Know Before you Go Skiing
Skiing is a holiday activity that people return to year after year. It’s fun, exhilarating and rewarding to speed down a beautiful snow-covered slope with the cool... Read More »
Where to Go in 2018
Once the dust has settled on the Champagne and fireworks, new year can be a gloomy time. It’s cold, it’s continuously dark, and spring feels like a million miles... Read More »
Los Angeles
The Best Beaches in Los Angeles
Los Angeles is home to almost two dozen beautiful beaches. Combine this with the glorious, year-round sunny weather that LA and Santa Monica are famous for, and... Read More »
9 of the Best American Road Trips
What is it about a US road trip that makes it so appealing? Perhaps it’s the excitement of the open road, the freedom of the freeway, the ability to stop as and when... Read More »
Los Angeles
Things to Do in Los Angeles
Movie famous, home to the Hollywood sign and just a stone’s throw from the iconic Santa Monica Pier, it’s easy to conjure up a mental picture of Los Angeles… but... Read More »
The Scariest Places to Spend Halloween
I love horror. I mean love it. So much so that I spent over an hour preparing a rather intense scarecrow face last Halloween. I also love travel, so the thought of... Read More »
Experience the Southern Soul of America's Deep South
Even though it was May in New Orleans, Mardi Gras beads still hung from traffic lights, street signs and trees, three months on from Carnival season. And as we toured... Read More »
The Non-Gambler's Guide to Las Vegas
Nothing tells you that you’ve arrived in Las Vegas like the flashing lights from the slot machines and the sound of dropping coins. Sin City may be a gamblers’... Read More »
Experience the USA’s Wild West in Colorado
From the great landscapes of the American West to the cosmopolitan city of Denver, Colorado has much to offer, as writer Elle Griffiths discovers on a whistle-stop... Read More »
Exploring the Hidden Mountain Towns of Southern California
This summer I set off on the adventure of a lifetime, and spent three months hiking through the high desert and mountains of California, from the border of Mexico to the... Read More »
San Francisco
A Second-Timers’ Guide to San Francisco
San Francisco is a dynamic city – there are so many attractions here that you’ll never run out of things to do, no matter how often you visit.Your first visit will... Read More »
New York
How to Explore New York City Like a Local
It’s the subject of Jay-Z’s billboard hit, the stomping ground for Carrie Bradshaw, and the birthplace of Madonna. It’s a city that needs no introduction, and one... Read More »