Category: USA

Family fun in the Sleeping Bear Dunes

Roadtrip USA (Midwest): Sleeping Bear Dunes near Traverse City

In the second part of our road trip through the Middle West of the USA, we drove further to the North of Michigan. Our goal for the day, the Sleeping Bear Dunes, which are located in the vicinity of the “Cherry Capital”, Traverse City. This place has a special meaning for me. You can read more in our blog post.

Tulip Festival in Holland

Road Trip USA (Midwest): Tulip Festival in Holland

After two eventful days in Chicago, we are now starting our road trip through the Midwestern United States. Our first day's destination was the city of Cadillac, Michigan. On the way we visited the largest tulip festival in Holland. What we looked at also, you experience the following article.

Chicago from above

Chicago experience with the Chicago City Pass (Day 2)

The day before the City Pass has clearly paid off and we had a blast. On our second day in Chicago we visited the Natural History Museum "The Field Museum", the Adler Planetarium, went to the tallest building in Chicago and let the day fade away in Millennium Park.

Cherry blossom in Chicago

Chicago experience with the Chicago City Pass (day 1)

In May, it was the first time for the three of us, for our son to the United States. We started our little tour in Chicago. Two days we had planned for this and to visit with the Chicago CityPass enough attractions. What can you experience it all and we can recommend it, learn it this post.

Planespotting am Boeing Work

Planespotting at the Boeing plant / Paine Field Airport

About 50 kilometers north of Seattle is the largest and most important production site by Boeing. Next to the airport Paine Field (Snohomish Country Airport), the widebody Boeing 747, 767, 777 and 787 produced in the second largest building in the world. As with any visit to Seattle we were this time for Plane Spotting at the Boeing plant.

Seattle at night - view from Kerry Park

Seattle experience with the Seattle CityPass

What to see in Seattle? Thanks to the Seattle CityPASS, you can five of the most beautiful attractions of Seattle visit and saves money at the entrance. You get when you buy the pass is a small booklet, in which the Tickets for the attractions. On-site you must do so using nothing more than your ticket booklet to show for it. You will save yourself long waiting times when purchasing a ticket. What are the five attractions are included in the Seattle CityPass, we present to you here.

White House

Washington D.C. - Sightseeing in the rain

Bevor es Sonntagnachmittag wieder nach Hause ging, wollte ich unbedingt noch die Gelegenheit nutzen, mir die Sehenswürdigkeiten von Washington D.C. und das National Air and Space Museum am Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center anzuschauen. Leider spielte das Wetter nicht mit und es regnete den ganzen Tag.

Piece Deep-dish pizza

Chicago - Dining: Deep-dish pizza and hot dog

With over two million inhabitants, Chicago is the third largest city in the USA. The famous city on Lake Michigan is but not only for its stunning architecture but also for its culinary delights. Deep-Dish Pizza at Giordano's, The culinary flagship in Chicago is the Deep Dish Pizza. If you ask a Local where the best Deep-Dish Pizza...

Manhattan Bridge

New York Sightseeing Part 3

Morgen Abend geht es wieder zurück in die Heimat und es gibt noch ein paar Punkte auf unserer ToDo-Liste. Nach einem kurzen Frühstück tauchen wir wieder ein, in das Großstadtabenteuer von New York City. Allerdings merken wir deutlich, dass heute Sonntag ist. Die Züge fahren unregelmäßiger und es sind nur...

Empire State Building und Manhattan Bridge

New York Sightseeing part 2

Die Wetter Aussichten für heute sind genial. Auch wenn es ein paar Grad kälter wird als die letzten Tage, soll den ganzen Tag die Sonne scheinen. Wir versuchen heute im Hotel zu frühstücken, allerdings ist die Auswahl eher bescheiden, so gibt es nur einen coffee to go und wir warten vor...

Das Chrysler Building aus der Lexington Ave.

New York Sightseeing part 1

Für die kommenden Nächte in New York City haben wir uns in Queens im Country Inn & Suites einquartiert. Das Hotel liegt in unmittelbarer Nähe der Bahnstation Queensboro Plaza. Wir beziehen unser Zimmer im 8. Stock und damit wir gleich der Müdigkeit entgegenwirken, machen uns gleich auf dem Weg nach...

The reception area (photo by airfurt.net)

The Peninsula Chicago

In Chicago, the third largest city in the United States and a pulsating economic metropolis in the state of Illinois, was created with the Peninsula Chicago, a haven of luxury for discerning travelers. In 2001, the house was opened as the third Five-star property the Peninsula Hotel group in America. We visited the Hotel on the Magnificent Mile, home to the most magnificent skyscrapers in Chicago, in the run-up to Christmas 2015.