01May2015

The United States on the big screen

The iconic image of the United States owes itself largely to the world of film and television, because it is through its films and series that this country has made itself so well-known to the outside world, to the extent that even those that have never been are familiar with it.

If you’re a film buff, the following information is for you! First of all, waste no time and request your ESTA online, which will arrive in just

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01May2015

Ready to go to the USA? Read these important tips first!

Summer is approaching and the desire to go abroad is becoming irresistible! If you like the idea of organising a trip to the USA, let us remind you that, since 2009, all that is needed of British citizens is a simple Travel Authorisation called ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) which you can request online in just a few minutes, and which will be with you in less than 24 hours. The ESTA lasts for two years from the moment…

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01May2015

The 90-day limit for US visits

The ESTA, Electronic System for Travel Authorisation, was devised as part of the Visa Waiver Programme, a scheme which means that citizens of certain countries would no longer require a visa in order to enter the United States. The conditions of the ESTA are that the traveller may not exceed a stay of 90 days, and that the reasons for travel must be related to tourism or business.

The Visa Waiver Programme has made travel to the

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01Apr2015

Travelling on American roads: tips and suggestions!

Some types of trips in the United States, such as the "coast to coast" journey (which we mentioned a few days ago), or the "fly and drive", will give you the chance to get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of the famous American highways, or simply to move around within the city. But before you get behind the steering wheel, it is good to know some important information on driving in the United States!

First of…

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01Apr2015

The origins of Las Vegas, Nevada

For those visiting the western United States, Las Vegas, Nevada, is an absolutely mandatory destination, because there are no words or pictures that can truly live up to what is genuinely The Entertainment Capital of the World .

But what are the origins of this marvellous place, which welcomes over 20 million visitors every year? Travelling to Las Vegas is far easier than you think thanks to ESTA travel authorization! 

Looking at modern day Las Vegas…

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01Apr2015

Hillary Clinton strives to become first female US president

Perhaps of little surprise to those following US politics, former First Lady and Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has just announced that she will be running for President in 2016.

The presidential run is always a fascinating time to visit the States, as Americans typically display their political alliances loud and proud. The campaigns are exciting and nail biting, and thanks to the Visa Waiver Programme, UK citizens can visit the States and witness the process for themselves…

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01Apr2015

Mount Rushmore; a monument to US patriotism

One of the most patriotic sites in the United States is undoubtedly the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, tucked away in the heart of the Black Hills in South Dakota, which receives 3 million visitors each year (mostly Americans) who go there as a sort of mystical pilgrimage.

But who do we have to thank for this masterpiece, and why was it created?

The creator of the monument was sculptor Gutzon Borglum, a first generation American born…

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01Apr2015

The Kentucky Derby: “the greatest two minutes in sport”

This major sporting event, which has been taking place for the past 141 years, sees thousands of Americans set their eyes on the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday of May. The Derby is a prestigious horse race which is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky.

Request your ESTA authorisation now and witness this highly unique event for yourself, visiting a part of the United States that is off the main tourist map, and which will undoubtedly blow your…

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01Apr2015

Alaska is definitely well-suited to those who love adventure

In the minds of its many visitors, Alaska is synonymous with wilderness and the end of the world, reflected in its nickname "The Last Frontier", as it is dubbed by other American States. Visitors tend to be those who love the most authentic forms of nature: vast spaces that alternate between clear blue glaciers to deep green vegetation, and that make man feel like an intruder in the presence of Mother Nature.

Organizing a trip to Alaska requires…

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01Mar2015

Escape the winter: March holidays in Hawaii

If you’re starting to get the impression that your life is surrounded by grey skies, it’s time for a trip to Hawaii! 
 

Hawaii is an archipelago made up of 178 islands, the most well known of which are Niihau, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, Maui, Hawaii and Oahu. The latter is where the state’s capital, Honolulu, can be found, a well as the international airport.  It is also the most populated island; two thirds of Hawaiians live here.

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01Mar2015

The USA in 10 questions

Before you head off to the USA, test your knowledge on the country and get some daytrip ideas!

The USA doesn’t leave anybody indifferent, as there really are some many things to say about this country! The country draws so much attention from its Hollywood blockbusters, internationally renowned universities, its cultural diversity, etc. Always on the front page of the news, whether it’s due to its politics, economy or events, the USA are by far the country that…

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01Mar2015

Easter in the USA!

Easter is coming and every nation in the world celebrates the Holy Week in its own way, with unique traditions and customs. Find out what happens in the US throughout this holiday, and don’t forget to apply for your ESTA online before travelling! 

One renowned event in the USA is the ‘Easter Egg Roll’, a tradition led by the White House in Washington D.C., dedicated to encouraging children to lead active, healthy lifestyles. The tradition was opened to…

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01Mar2015

United States “coast to coast” with ESTA!

See the USA and explore every hidden corner, and do so cheaply on the train!

It’s true that not many Americans have the idea of exploring their country on the train. It’s not so surprising, as it’s a very long journey. The distance between New York and Los Angeles is some 2,500 miles, which is the equivalent of around 40 hours by car, not to mention the 3-hour time difference… I think it’s safe to say you’d have…

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01Mar2015

Tour Washington DC just as Prince Charles did recently

Like the heir to the throne, take a trip to the USA that’s worthy of kings!

Americans are big fans of our royal family, and seemingly President Barack Obama in particular, who recently welcomed Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall to the White House. According to the US president, their popularity is more important than that of local politicians.

Within a 4-day trip to the USA, destined to reinforce that ‘special relationship’ between the States…

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01Feb2015

Fall in love with the USA

Discover the best restaurants with the best views to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the USA.

Even more romantic than a candle-lit dinner, how about a tête-à-tête by twilight? The restaurants* that we’re suggesting here have the perfect décor and ambience for you to declare your love during a trip for two to the USA.

In Chicago, The Ledge is the perfect spot for a civilised meal. The restaurant offers modern American cuisine, along with special lunches…

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