Northern America

Tales, adventures and photography from Northern America.
where to drink craft beer portland guide

PORTLAND | Portland’s Craft Beer scene is one of the best in the USA, and has been going strong since the 1980s. Drawing up a list of the best places for a brew in this city is no easy task, as even places that don’t advertise themselves as craft beer

alder street food cart pod portland

PORTLAND | The last we heard there were over 500 food carts in Portland and the Alder Street Food Cart Pod in downtown Portland is home to the largest selection of the city’s famed food carts. It’s located between SW Alder and Washington streets, from SW 9th to SW 10th avenues and almost any cuisine you

local produce portland farmers market

PORTLAND | The Portland Farmers Market was established 25 years ago and is a must visit for anyone who wants to get a snapshot of why Portland has a reputation for fresh, high quality food. While the Portland Farmers Market actually has a few location, it’s the flagship at PSU

cacao portland

PORTLAND | Cacao Portland offers a selection of house made chocolates, along with a range of chocolate goodies from some of the best chocolatiers in the USA and around the world, with a particular focus on Oregon based producers. Owners Aubrey Lindley and Jesse Mannis opened Cacao in 2006 when

The final episode of 30 Rock aired on NBC last week, and with it, we say goodbye to a treasure-trove of witty (and not so witty) comedy and subtle (and not so subtle) pop culture references.  7 seasons and 137 episodes certainly wasn’t a bad effort for a show that,

Philadelphia’s Chinatown started its life in 1871, when Cantonese immigrant Lee Fong opened a Laundry at 913 Race Street.  Over the years, Chinatown grew to contain quite a large area until the 1960s, when construction works resulted in large parts of the area being demolished to construct the Vine Street

Philadelphia’s Old City is steeped in history.  It is the area where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. I had no idea that the city was so important in relation to the foundation of the United States, and that so many of the key events leading up to Independence occurred here. Independence

Philadelphia’s Midtown Village is the area between the Central Business District and the Old Town.  It’s contains a wide variety of buildings covering many centuries and architectural styles. Walking through Midtown Village, I started to learn just how important this city was to the United States. Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital

South Street Philadelphia is an artistic, bohemian part of the city, and you can very easily tell when you have left the Central Business District and entered this artistic district. Something that was very noticeable in Philadelphia in general, but especially on South Street was the abundance of tiled murals.

The decision to go to Philadelphia was made simply on the basis that it was the cheapest city to get to by train from New York that we could do a day trip to. Not knowing what to expect, and having done basically no research, my fiancée and I got onto the