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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.
One of my colleagues is fond of saying that Las Vegas exists solely to part you with your money. And it does that with surprising efficiency. Even if you are not a gambler, there are nearly a million options to pry cash from your hard working fingers. However, Las Vegas doesn’t need to bleed you
We never tire of the stark beauty of the desert southwest. A recent work trip brought us to the Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain for a week, giving us the opportunity to hike the canyons, do some geocaching and see the giant saguaro cacti.
The south rim of the Grand Canyon is one of the great wonders of the nature and a top tourist destination. The canyon, carved by the Colorado River, is over 275 miles long, 18 miles wide at its widest point, and over a mile deep. To say the Grand Canyon is big is an understatement.
Outside of Las Vegas is one of the largest single-site construction projects in the world – Hoover Dam. Completed in 1936, Hoover Dam provides power and water to Las Vegas and all of southern California. During our recent trip to Las Vegas, we stopped here on our way to the Grand Canyon. As a child,
Atlanta has been the center of the cultural South –shaping the Southern experience, as well as being shaped by it. On our final day in Atlanta, we began in the city center and explored the rich fabric of Southern life. But first, we needed to fuel-up. And there’s no better fuel-up than brunch at the
I grew up in Colorado and spent a childhood exploring the state. My favorite part of Colorado lies just across the Continental Divide from Denver – Grand Lake and the western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This is a perfect three-day road trip from Denver and is what people come from around the
When people think of Colorado, they think of skiing – usually in Summit County at Breckenridge, Cooper Mountain, Keystone or similar resorts (Vail). Some folks may also be aware of Colorado’s amazing summertime beauty. There’s a whole lot to see in Colorado outside of Summit County. On this trip, we headed for Grand County. After
The Greenbrier Hotel in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, bills itself as “America’s Resort.” This grand old hotel, which is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains about 240 miles west of Washington, D.C., is one of the Historic Hotels of America. One of its many claims to fame is that 26 presidents have been hosted there.
Beekman mansion and farm – home of the Fabulous Beekman Boys – are our happy places. Especially during Harvest Fest.