USA

Skyline of Nashville and the Cumberland River

The United States of America (USA) is the third largest country by geographic size on Earth. It is also our home. It is also the second most visited country in the world (based on international arrivals). From the small, quaint ski towns of New England to the sunny, tropical beaches of Hawaii, there’s 3.8 million square miles of amazing territory to see. The USA has more geographic variation than most other continents: there are mountains and deserts, and everything in between.

There’s a lot to love in the good ‘ole USA. We love exploring the wine regions and craft distilleries that booming across the country. The country may be a young one, but much of that history has been preserved and is easily explored. Long before new culinary traditions are explored elsewhere, they are pioneered here. And while the country is massive, it’s very easy to get around – making weekend getaways both convenient and affordable. Here are some of our favorite articles on things to do in the USA.

Wine bottles from Becker Vineyards, one of the largest Fredericksburg wineries

8 Wineries in Fredericksburg Not to Miss

Texas may not be the first place you think of for high-quality wine from the US. But you’d be missing out. These seven wineries in the Texas Hill Country offer remarkable scenery and award-winning wines.

Vodka still at Ironroot Republic, one of the Texas distilleries

9 Great Texas Distilleries to Tour and Taste

Across Texas, craft distillers are trying their hands at everything from bourbon to brandy. Many are also opening their doors to local fans to share their process and products.

Cow under tree at LBJ State Park

It’s a Rancher’s Life at LBJ State Park

In the 1960s, Lyndon B. Johnson spent nearly one-quarter of his presidency at the Texas White House in Stonewall, Texas. Now, the house and the surrounding area have been turned into national and state parks — a combination of a working farm and group of historical sites.

Spirits aging at a craft distillery in Nashville, Tennessee

Wet Your Whistle at Eight Nashville Distilleries

For over a century, moonshiners in Tennessee have made the good stuff in the hills, dodging the law, and passing their recipes down through generations. Building on that heritage, today’s Nashville distilleries come in all shapes and sizes.

Street in downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

19 Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Gettysburg

Gettysburg is one of our favorite places on the East Coast. Popular for history, its attractive downtown, and excellent restaurants and bars, there are plenty of great things to do in Gettysburg.

Living room of cabin with couch and fireplace at Cotton Gin Village

Rustic Comfort at the Cotton Gin Village

At the Cotton Gin Village in Fredericksburg, Texas, the combination of rustic details, modern amenities, and food worth writing home about makes for a perfect getaway.