Welcome to US City Traveler! I’m Taylor, and I’m so grateful that you’re here.
Me and my team of over a dozen other meticulously selected travel writers from all across these great states are hard at work to provide you with the best and most useful American travel site ever created. US City Traveler has gotten over half a million podcast downloads, over 400,000 YouTube views, 70,000 Twitter followers, and 12,000 loyal Facebook fans. I’m the author of City Smart: The Travel Savings Handbook and I’ve been featured everywhere from Talk Radio to NBC. I’ve worked with celebrities like Suze Orman, Barbara Corcoran, chef Emeril Lagasse, and American Idol and Dancing With The Stars Winners, along with some of the largest media companies in the world, including National Geographic, The New York Times, Lonely Planet, The New York Times, Fodors, The Washington Post, Conde Nast, The Chicago Tribune, CNN, 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. 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 increasingly 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, including many well known celebrities, 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 cliché guidebooks and set out on a journey tailored specifically for them.
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 various information on a daily basis. After months of probing, I ended up spending one full year working with a highly sought after 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.
The Best of US City Traveler
- 27 Interesting facts About The United States
- America’s Coolest New Tourist Attractions
- Our Interview Series – Get Inspired & Learn From All Of The Biggest Names In The World of Travel
- Takin’ The All-American Road Trip: 50 Inspirational Photos
- 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Times Square
- Crusin’ America: The All-American Road Trip
- Vacation Ideas for Poor, Broke, and Starving American College Kids
- 27 Coolest Museums In America
- Top Five Cities in America: For Free!
- 13 Bone-Chilling Haunted Tours In The US
- 15 Best Japanese Gardens In America
- 12 Best Botanical Gardens In The USA
- The 25 Best Travel Apps
- 9 of the Coolest Toy Stores in America
- 10 Best Children’s Museums In America
- Chocolate & Beer: Top 10 Tours In America
- Top 10 Behind the Scenes Tours in America
- 25 Best Aquariums In America
- America’s Largest Malls
- 15 Travel Savings Tips from Some of the World’s Most Popular Travel Bloggers
- 33 Travel Bloggers Speak Out: “What I Wish I’d Known Before I Started Traveling”
- 13 Restaurant Recommendations From Top Food Experts
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 while trying to have fun…not to mention that it can be quite costly. Meanwhile, the land of the free is ginormous and it contains a wide variety of climates, ranging 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! Yet, one of the main things that I am not too fond of about these foreign destinations is their language barrier. But their deepened culture and timeless history is unsurpassed, as 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.
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 and fulfilling 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 nation’s greatest theme parks.
What comes next?
I will be leaving Tennessee in Summer 2014 to move to New York City and then I will be spending Fall 2014 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 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 launched in late 2013 and 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 can expect to see opening and being revitalized in the coming years.
The US City Traveler Podcast has received rave reviews from notable critics. It spent two months at the top of the iTunes “New & Noteworthy” section and has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times.
Looking for even more? Here’s a blog post I wrote with 21 interesting facts about me.
Recent Press & Features
- Feature by The Cincinnati Enquirer (Mar. 2014)
- Feature by Reef (Mar. 2014)
- “Five Unique and Luxurious Resorts in the US” Guest Post on the Luxury Travel Blog (Mar. 2014)
- Appearance on Talk Radio 102.3 FM (Feb. 2014)
- Feature In The Chattanooga Times Free Press (Feb. 2014)
- Mention by American Idol Winner Taylor Hicks (Feb. 2014)
- Feature by The Birmingham News (Feb. 2014)
- Appearance on NBC’s WRCB TV (Jan. 2014)
- “10 Must-See Art Museums In America” Guest Post on Amateur Traveler (Dec. 2013)
- Mentioned on Theme Park Insider (Dec. 2013)
- Feature In The University Echo (Nov. 2013)
- “Top 10 Cruise Destinations” Guest Post on Double Barrelled Travel (Sep. 2013)
- Feature on Nooga (Sep. 2013)