Lindsay McMahon
"The English Adventurer"

Are you planning a trip to the United States?

Do you want to see places that are outside the norm? Would you like to meet local people?

In today’s episode we’ll give you our top recommendations about where to go when you are looking for non-traditional tourist spots.

“My name is Eduardo. I am from Brazil. Which parts of the US would you recommend for students to go? Everyone knows the most touristy areas but such a big country must have a lot more to explore. Is there something to do in Mississippi or Missouri? I would appreciate an answer from you.”



Our Recommendations:

  • #1) Lake Placid: This was the site of the Olympics in 1980 and 1932. It’s in the Adirondack mountain range. It is a peaceful place that’s great for winter vacations and the fall foliage is amazing.
  • #2) Northern New England in the fall: The foliage is amazing. It’s famous for maple syrup. Try The Common Man for dinner if you are in Ashland because it’s a typical New England restaurant.
  • #3) Montana: Missoula, Montana is supposed to be amazing. It is beautiful. There is a lot of hiking and outdoor activities that you can take part in.
  • #4) New Hope, Pennsylvania: A cute town. They have lots of cute bed and breakfasts, cute little shops, etc.
  • #5) Lancaster, Pennsylvania: This is Amish Country. Read more about it here.
  • #6) Nashville, Tennessee: This town is famous for country music.
  • #7) Austin, Texas: This city is hot right now. They have a great live music scene. They are famous for great food trucks. The politics are very different from the rest of Texas. It’s considered a young, liberal crowd that is stuck in the middle of a very conservative state.


What other great places do you know that are less well known in the US?

Let us know in the comments below.

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