TURNING 21 IN USA

LIFE GOAL: TURNING 21 IN AMERICA !!

I had to go experience my 21st birthday IN AMERICA ! I mean who wouldn’t want to taste a juicy burger from In and Out ? Who wouldn’t want to hail a cab in NYC ? & most importantly who wouldn’t want to hear a true American accent for the first time ever !!

A LITTLE TIP: WHEN THEY SAY “THE MEAL SERVES 1-2 PEOPLE” please don’t believe it !!  When I arrived back in Australia I felt like a walking marsh-mellow! (No offence to marsh-mellows) But seriously the portion size over there is insane !  Indulge if you wish, I mean you are on holidays, but I guess I may of over indulged a little too much, oops…


LA – HOLLYWOOD

This was our first stop of our trip ! We only had 2 nights in LA, as we had a busy itinerary ahead of us. Therefore, we decided to do a HOP ON HOP OFF BUS tour. This bus basically allows you to see as many main attractions as possible in a short period of time.

So, if you are anything like me,  a little bit lazy and cannot be bothered walking sometimes, this bus is PERFECT for you ! You can literally rest your feet and see main attractions from a bird eye view. Although, on the downside you will be hearing a lot of beeping & road rage.  That’s LA traffic for you.. Don’t say I didn’t warn you !

WHAT WE DID IN LA ?

CELEBRITY HOUSE TOUR 

(this was included with our hop on hop off bus ticket)

SANTA MONICA PIER 

DINING

LA HOLLYWOOD SIGN 

Typical tourist photo (I know) But come on if your in LA, you have to take a photo in front of the sign.


LAS VEGAS BABY !

LAS VEGAS! WOW ! I am telling you, once night time hits that’s when Las Vegas comes to life. When we first arrived in this beautiful city, we did not even know where to look. Literally everything in Las Vegas is so bedazzled. Even the  Maccas & Stop sign  had diamonds flashing on it??? This place is definitely a fantasy like environment.

HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR 

This hop on hop off bus tour included: 2 different routes (down town and the strip), A Museum pass, Night Tour and the Eiffel tour experience. Honestly, seeing everything from a birds eye view especially at night is incredible. Photos cannot describe it.

DINING

GRAND CANYON – 8TH WONDER OF THE WORLD

Come and see exactly what I experienced at Grand Canyon. We purchased a day tour although we payed a little bit extra and we had a pink jeep drive us around Grand Canyon.

MICHAEL JACKSON CONCERT

Wow, Las Vegas expectations were reached on another level – this concert was amazing. I felt as if I was literally watching MJ Live. You just can’t “beat it”.


IM IN MIAMI 

Miami – a place to party up, see beautiful beaches and feel the vibes. Everyone has different experiences and opinions of places in the world. But Miami was not what I was expecting. Maybe we didn’t explore enough or know the “right” places to go, but I just didn’t feel as if I saw much besides beaches, cafes and shops. The vibes were awesome at night (especially Halloween night). Maybe my exceptions were to high, has anyone else been to Miami and felt the same? Although there were still plenty of things that were great to see there 🙂

HOP ON HOP OFF BUS TOUR 

OUR HOTEL

Our hotel we stayed at in Miami, was very central to the beach and had a French influence to it. When we first arrived I was so confused about the decor as I was not expecting it, but the room was classic, stylish and a bit different which I liked.

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NEW YORK CITY BABY

Where shall I start with this beautiful city? Absoutley stunning. When we first arrived in NYC I felt as if i was in a reality tv show or a popular NYC movie. It definitely felt good eating NYC pizza and hearing a true accent of a New Yorker.

HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR (surprise, surprise) 

The hop on hop off includes NYC Skyline, A ferry and a Night tour. There are so many different things to see in NYC this  bus will literally be your BEST FRIEND !

STATUE OF LIBERTY

This ferry ticket (which is included in the hop on hop off tour) will take you to see the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately this ticket doesn’t allow you to hop off. Your Instagram photos will be only be in the ferry. 😦

ROCKEFELLER CENTER

This place lights up at night, its beautiful just to watch everyone ice skate. (Especially the ones that are just first starting out, I know thats terrible to say haha)


OVERALL EXPERIENCE OF USA 

My USA experience was something I can never forget. For starters I turned 21 whilst in LAS VEGAS so that was a milestone of its own. I loved the food, culture and the overall experience of “living” like an American for 2 weeks. Sure, I put on a couple of kgs from a few to many NYC Cheesecakes and scoffing down big juicy breakfasts, but thats what a part of going to America is for right? I would definitely go back to USA and travel to other parts of the country, although I’m already dreading the plane ride. Who else has travelled to USA? Share below your favourite experience 🙂

 

 

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54 thoughts on “TURNING 21 IN USA

  1. Sounds like a great trip, I’m planning to celebrate the big 3-0 in the USA later this year so looking forward to celebrations of my own! Of the places you went to I’ve only been to NYC so far but I agree it’s a wonderful city 🙂

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  2. Hey I’m glad you had a blast in USA! I was in LA last year though it was for a short time! But reading your post brought back fond memories!

    You’ve got a great thing going here! Keep writing and inspire many to travel! 😊

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  3. Thanks for the follow, first off.

    You’ve really shown you love travelling and actually immerse yourself in places you visited. I love the view your picture of the Luxor on the upper part of the strip shows.

    I’m sure you really are a Youthful Traveler who will grow into a person who would be good enough to follow your passion as a profession, if you so desire.

    Best wishes,
    TOLA.

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  4. I loved reading your post and hearing of your travels here in America. So refreshing to hear from a visitors point of view. Do we really eat big here in America? I am looking forward to reading and seeing more of your travels.

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  6. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in the USA. I live right in the geographical center of the country in Leavenworth Kansas. As I read this piece, it brought back a fond memory for me. I was a sailor in our Navy and turned 21 while reroute to Perth Freemantle Australia while on board USS Enterprise. I loved my stay there. Very friendly everywhere I went. I would love to return one day and see more of Australia.

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      1. I would love to see more. Perth was most excellent. It is about as far south of the equator as San Diego is north. Both being beach communities, I found the atmosphere quite similar. This was nice as San Diego was my home for 8 years. As a young sailor, I felt like I was back home while in Perth. Yes your country is great.

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  7. Glad you had a great time here. You’ve actually seen more than I have and I have lived here all my life. I have never been to New York City. I would love to visit your neck of the woods – you’re in Australia?

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