There are so many wine regions to explore beyond the ones that are household names.
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.
Like many people, our exposure to the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument came from photos. And given our love of photography, we knew we needed to go there. However, as we discovered, it wasn’t as easy as we expected.
These are certainly not your typical country churches.
Just a half-hour from Austin, Dripping Springs, Texas, combines some of the best outdoor activities in Texas with the food and craft beverages usually only seen in the cities.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, comes alive with a joyful energy at Christmas. Festivity seems to be everywhere—in decorations and in the great events in that happen during the season.
Few things can put someone in the Christmas spirit like cold air, fresh snow, an open flame, and hot chocolate. If you add a dash of tradition, the experience is complete – the Santa Fe Farolito Walk is magical.
What do you need after lots of sightseeing? World-class food, wine, beer, and more.
The springs that bubble up all over Saratoga Springs have been known to have restorative powers since Native American tribes roamed Upstate New York. And while some may taste or smell more minerally than others, the Saratoga mineral springs have been a critical part of this fun city for hundreds of years.
When we lived in Manhattan, friends would talk about how cute Saratoga Springs was. But with little time or money to get away from the grind, the city remained one of those places that we hoped to get to “one day.” And then it finally happened, and we were blown away.