Dear venturer to these magnificent states,
It is quite a pleasure for me to welcome you to my home on the web, which was launched on July 4, 2010. Me and my team of over a dozen other meticulously selected travel writers are hard at work to provide you with the best and most useful American travel site ever created. US City Traveler has gotten over a quarter of a million YouTube views, nearly 30,000 Twitter followers and 10,000 loyal Facebook fans. I was recently featured on Nooga and The University Echo, and I have an upcoming TV appearance on NBC’s WRCB TV. I have worked with some of the largest media companies in the world: National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, Gadling, The New York Times, Fodors, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, CNN, The Chicago Tribune, and The Travel Channel.
I’ve always taken a deep interest in travel, making it a priority to take every chance I get to see as much of the world as possible and looking back, I smile with joy since it was one of my best decisions I’ve ever made. I have always fantasized about constructing my very own tourist attraction, which comes in great relation to my fascination with the tourism industry. As cities continue to become larger and more powerful and as attractions continue to replicate and expand, it becomes more and more crucial that passion and the desire for innovation be implemented. I have also been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to meet and get to know a lot of great people in my travels and a day does not pass that I don’t try to help encourage and enlighten others to break away from the cliche guidebooks and set out on the journey of a life time.
Likewise, I spent years looking for a high quality travel site that was easy to navigate, gave honest reviews, and had accurate information, but I never found exactly what I was looking for. I aspired to create my very own travel site that would feature original stories and photography from a “typical” traveler. By age 12 I had started researching theme parks, travel-related news and information on a daily basis. After months of probing, I ended up spending one full year working with a web designer to make my wildest dream come to life. It is my great pleasure to travel all throughout the US of A to share my take on what’s going on in America’s greatest destinations. From the largest aquarium in the world to seeing Lady Liberty herself, I’m here to uncover it all. Lastly, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch because I would love to be of great help in your next great American journey.
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Why just the USA?
America has it all, that’s why the majority of Americans have never been out of the country. Leaving the country can be a real pain, not being able to speak another language, not knowing how to get around, having to use a different currency and feeling lost and confused…not to mention that it can be quite costly. The land of the free is huge; it contains a wide variety of climates; from Alaska to Key West. It’s got mountains to flat lands, grandiose cities to gargantuan farms, and everything in-between.
So you are saying that you don’t like Paris, London or Dubai?
Of course not! However, one of the main things that I am not too fond of about these foreign destinations is their language barrier. But their culture and history is unsurpassed, they have so many breathtaking landmarks that make one sit in awe and wonder how they were able to build such amazing monuments and buildings without modern equipment and knowledge. Life is short and thus we need to make it worthwhile and as a person, I never let a good time pass by!
What is your all-time favorite attraction?
Hands down: Walt Disney World. Walt Disney managed to take the theme park concept to a whole new level, redefining the meaning of fun. His level of ingenious thinking has helped families reconnect in a more fun way than ever before. Many theme parks have tried to copy it but there is a reason why the Magic Kingdom remains as the most visited theme park in the entire world. Universal has quickly become it’s number one competitor and it is easy to see why, especially with the addition of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I am also looking forward to seeing the new Avatar land at WDW’s Animal Kingdom, when it opens in 2017. Whoever thinks that life is boring has definitely not taken the time to visit some of our nations greatest theme parks. Live big!
What does the USCityTraveler plan on doing next?
I will be leaving Tennessee in Summer 2014 to take part in the national study program in New York City and then I will be spending my Fall 2014 semester in Las Vegas–so I am overjoyed to be able to become a temporary resident in two of the most exciting tourist destinations in the world. I can hardly wait to share my stories from these experiences and I will be able to get tons of video footage and images from both destinations, so I am super stoked to have such an opportunity. I look forward to also doing an internship at one of the Las Vegas resorts so I’ll be sure to keep you posted.
After graduation, I plan on moving to the big apple. Not only because NYC is one of the largest and most exciting city in the world, but also because of the excitement of being able to go on a brand new adventure each and every day. I would like to travel around while I am young and move to a different city every few years to find out which one I like best. The opportunities are endless and I want to see it all while I still can.
What comes next for this site?
The podcast recently launched in July 2013 so I have been hard at work promoting it. I look forward to start adding a few new episodes each month and really kicking it into full gear. I am also planning on interviewing more industry professionals to pick their brain a little so we can all get a behind the scenes look at what we expect to open in the coming years.
The US City Traveler Podcast has received rave reviews from notable critics. It spent two months at the top of iTunes “New & Noteworthy” section and has been downloaded tens of thousands of times.
Looking for even more? Here’s a blog post I wrote with 21 interesting facts about me.