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.
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.
“Prepare yourselves for merriment!” The voice of the man in knee-high boots and a wide-brimmed crimson hat boomed as we entered the castle walls. Right from the beginning, it was clear this was no ordinary place.
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.
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.