Las Vegas is known as a city of excess, an expensive place where the rich and famous live a lavish life. Because of this reputation, we expected it to be expensive and difficult to find things to do on a backpacker’s budget. We couldn’t have been more wrong, it’s actually one of the cheapest cities … More 10 Free Things to do in Las Vegas
The next stop on our USA road trip was Atlanta. It was the first big city we had seen in months, and it felt slightly overwhelming to be suddenly surrounded by skyscrapers. We decided to stay a little bit out of the city centre to keep costs low. However, we quickly realised it was a … More Exploring Atlanta’s Martin Luther King Jr. district
Charleston was the first place we visited after working at camp. It was only a 3-hour drive away and gave us our first taste of independence. We spent four days relaxing in our beautiful Airbnb, cooking dinners, sitting on the balcony, drinking and most importantly, exploring this historic city. It was the perfect place to … More Charleston & The edge of America
Deciding on a travel route across the US can be overwhelming. There are so many incredible cities, national parks and beach towns to chose from, so where do you begin? This can become particularly difficult to organise if you are still working at an American summer camp and trying to plan your future adventure, whilst … More How to plan a travel route across the USA
1) Get out of your comfort zone! It’s easy to get stuck in a routine and rely on having the safety of friends and family around, so do something to challenge yourself. There’s nothing like flying miles across the world alone to a camp in the middle of nowhere to push you out of your … More 5 Reason you should work at an American summer camp
The first place I really got a chance to explore in the US was Savannah. It’s not a place I had ever heard of previously, let alone though to visit so I’m really grateful that I got the opportunity to spend a long weekend there. For those of you that don’t know, Savannah is the … More How to spend a weekend in Savannah
If you’ve never been to an American summer camp, deciding what to take can be a bit of a guessing game. The kids themselves usually take everything they own, and I mean everything. (They often have their luggage shipped to camp.) Unfortunately, when you’re trying to cram three months’ worth of stuff into a 22k … More What should I pack for Camp America?
Are you dreaming of the picture-perfect American summer? Do you want to spend your days looking after kids, swimming in lakes and hiking mountains, but don’t know where to begin? Applying to summer camps can be a long and complicated process, but there are several companies that can make this (slightly) easier for you. The … More How to apply for Camp America