Hey, it’s me again judging American cities and making outrageous stereotypes after a 6-hour visit in Downtown Denver. Continue reading “Denver, the Most Different City”
Nebraska has been a great surprise in this adventure so far. Continue reading “Yes, Nebraska is Cool – 72 Hours in The Cornhusker State”
We spent about 120 nights camping across the US so far and we have seen a lot of people camping next to us. Here are 10 types we see regularly, to the point we can stereotype them. Not to be taken seriously (this is mostly funny for people who camp full time like we do).
Minneapolis seemed to have at least 10 different sports teams competing against each other. In Minneapolis many things looked Scandinavian, there were even people playing Molkky in a park. Minneapolis looked like it had been destroyed and then rebuilt with the same materials that had been destroyed in the first place. Minneapolis was under construction everywhere. In Minneapolis hipster burgers were goooooood. In Minneapolis, there were many strip clubs. Minneapolis had the best art museum in the Midwest. Minneapolis looked very “nineties”. In Minneapolis there was not much “Prince” sightseeing. We fell in love with Minneapolis for an afternoon, like we usually do with other American cities.
Continue reading “Minneapolis Cliché”
So we went all the way to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula (UP, pronounced Yoopee) and traveled along the shores of Lake Superior on the US side. Continue reading ““UP” & Down: our beautiful struggle in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula”
We have one “people traveling in a van” problem that does not have a solution: rain. It has been raining SO MUCH since we started our road trip along Lake Michigan and Lake Superior. See, our van is actually a car, which is a great house when it’s sunny but miserable if it rains for more than a day. Stuff gets easily wet, it doesn’t ever get dry, we are stuck inside our super small van, we get upset… Continue reading “Hiking a Giant Dune is a Lot of Fun, but Rain is Not – Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan”
Detroit is the city of the future. Henri and I stayed one week at an urban farm in North End where we had the chance to experience what’s great about Motor City today. Continue reading “Detroit, B Side – How I fell in love with Motor City”
Last week, Henri and I took the Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, KY. Mammoth Cave National Park hosts the longest cave system in the world by far, with 400 miles of trails and passages. With such a huge underworld to discover, it is not a surprise if dozens of tours are offered, from very short & easy to very long & strenuous. Here is a review with pictures of the Grand Avenue Tour. Continue reading “Grand Avenue Tour at Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky: Inside the Longest Cave In The World”
A new city made it inside my list of U.S. cities suitable for a European person to move to: Nashville. Henri and I were only able to visit the capital of Tennessee for a few hours as we have to move up north a bit faster to meet people in Kentucky this Friday, and we have to work… But we had a sense of HOW COOL it is. Nashville is cool! It’s lively, touristy yet authentic, with a lot of positive energy and really entertaining, hip neighborhoods around Downtown. Continue reading “Nashville Express”
This week, Henri and I camped and hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It was our second visit to a U.S. National Park after the Everglades and a highlight of our journey so far. Continue reading “The Great Mountains of Tennessee – A visit to Great Smoky Mountains National Park”