While I visited a number of states when I was younger, I feel very ill-equipped to talk about the USA. For the last fifteen years, I've mostly stayed in New Jersey, with the occasional trip to New York City. Some day I plan on traveling through my country, as I've barely touched the tip of the iceberg.
Not to be confused with the famous city in Pennsylvania, New Jersey's Allentown was an accidental discovery of mine. It's one of the friendliest places I've ever been to. With its small town charm, Allentown makes a wonderful stopover when passing through New Jersey.
This is an extremely suburban city, with lots of nice houses and neatly trimmed lawns.
Very urban city, with New Jersey's fourth highest population.
Great little town where I grew up. There's not much to do here, but be sure to stop by if you're ever in New Brunswick! The two cities are separated by a bridge, over the Raritan River.
Home to Rutgers University and the famous Sandwich Grease Trucks, this city has quite a personality. While it's full of college students, New Brunswick has a downtown with lots of tasty restaurants and plenty of bars. It's also home to at least a dozen awesome pizzerias; try to eat at every single one if you can!
Not a lot of people realize, but parts of the New Brunswick Rutgers University campus are also in Piscataway, including the school's football stadium.
Home to Princeton University, this city is hipster paradise. It's a fairly upscale area, full of great restaurants and bars. What makes Princeton so special is dedication to the arts. You can browse around the Princeton Record Exchange (the best record shop in New Jersey), or go listen to live music at one of the many cafes.
Surprisingly, New York City is not the state capital of New York. Albany is. Located about 135 miles from The Big Apple, it is home to the Capitol building and a number of other cultural and historical sites.
New York City
Nicknamed The Big Apple, New York City is one of my favorite places in the world, a sprawling metropolis made up of five boroughs. It's very expensive, but has every facility, restaurant, hotel, venue, etc. you could possibly dream of. Prepare to be overwhelmed but delighted by the vastness of the city, as well as its famous collection of skyscrapers.