There are hundreds of amazing and interesting places you can choose to vacation or travel to. So why choose the US?
It won’t be for everyone, that’s a given. But in terms of natural wonders, cultural diversity and unique attractions, the USA has a plethora of beautiful, historical and sometimes just downright awe-inspiring places to explore. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker looking for adventure or you just want to chill out on the beach, you’re practically guaranteed to find something of interest. It may only be a couple of hundred years old, but this land is catching up quick.
If your idea of the US only extends as far as east and west coast (i.e New York, Florida and California), think again. The type of holiday you choose will obviously vary hugely depending on your circumstances. A family with young children might enjoy nothing more than a week of hitting up the theme parks in Orlando or LA.
But if you like to do things a little differently and see a bit more of the country than Mickey & friends or Rodeo Drive then you’ve found the right place. From the laid back city vibes of Chicago to the swamps of Louisiana and the cowboys of Texas, take a trip round all the things that make America such a fun place to travel.
Geared at the solo traveller but with plenty of generic travel tips, I’m documenting a number of years of travels across the States – the things I’ve seen, the people I’ve met, the experiences I’ve had – in the hope that even just one person may be inspired to try something new. I haven’t made it to every state yet, but I’m working on it!
Whether you’re a US native or from elsewhere, take a look around and don’t forget to leave your own tips, places to see, things to do etc on the relevant articles!
Which places in the US are best to visit might be subjective, but if you need some ideas on where to start exploring, begin your journey here…
Never considered taking the train to get around the US? Learn more about how and why you should think again here
Find all your US inspiration in these picture galleries