The American Dream. The Greatest Country in the World. The World’s Biggest Superpower. America’s position in recent history often makes it feel arrogant, but a trip to the US makes you realize just how wrong those notions are. Sure, America is forward-thinking, fast-moving and ...
View the outdoor installations at Cadillac Ranch and the Petrified Forest National Park
Visit the Route 66 Association Hall of Fame and Museum, St. Louis, Meramec Caverns, Branson, Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Tulsa, Clinton, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas and Los Angeles
“An amazing holiday to a stunning, unspoiled and primal part of the world. The itinerary is activity-packed but never really feels forced: there is plenty of time to take in the changing landscapes and animals that you meet each day. Not a trip for someone who doesn't like glaciers, mountains, breathtaking scenery and wildlife living our their lives as Nature intended.”
“A packed two weeks seeing the highlights of and hiking in the National Parks of Yosemite, Zion Canyon, Bryce Canyon and the Navajo Nation lands of Monument Valley, finally ending up at the Grand Canyon. The variation and beauty of all the sites made the few long journey days well worth while.”
“A remarkable experience giving tasters of 5 quite unique National Parks. The group is small enough to give freedom to explore each area according to ability and fitness levels by oneself or in small subgroups. A lot of travelling but the views are worth it. Accommodation excellent although the facilities were not always used due to a packed timetable. People need to be aware of early morning starts to make the most of the day if walking as we experienced unusually high temperatures at the end of the season with no rain. There was sufficient freedom to choose whether to eat in the evenings with other members or in subgroups. The included activities added to the experience and were well worth it. Optional activities were available and wide ranging.”
The American Dream. The Greatest Country in the World. The World’s Biggest Superpower. America’s position in recent history often makes it feel arrogant, but a trip to the US makes you realize just how wrong those notions are. Sure, America is forward-thinking, fast-moving and has one step into the future. But it also knows how to live. During a trip to USA you come across a number of beautiful traditions, great cuisines and spectacular attractions and there is no shortage of natural beauty either.
Sure, cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco, New York, Washington D.C. and Los Angeles find their way into many traveler itineraries. They even offer more than enough to keep you occupied for weeks at a stretch. But America’s true beauty can be found in its wine regions, national parks, picturesque drives, exotic coastline and quaint little towns.
Ride to the top of the Empire State Building
Gawk at the majestic Grand Canyon National Park
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Explore the natural phenomenon of Yellowstone National Park
Take the ferry to see the Statue of Liberty
Test your luck on the Las Vegas slot machines
Get lost in Florida's many theme parks
The US is a massive country, covering 3.8 million square miles. Unless you’re planning on a (very) extended visit, be sure to do plenty of research beforehand and identify the attractions you most want to see.
Bear in mind that the US does not use the metric system like most of the world. This is especially important if driving a car, as speed limits and distances are measured in miles rather than kilometres.
Because it’s such a large and diverse country, you’ll find plenty of differences as you travel from state to state. The people, the cuisine, the accent and even the terminology changes between states. A soft drink might also be called a soda or a pop, depending on where you are.
Be sure to purchase health insurance before travelling to the US, as healthcare costs can be very expensive.
You want it? You got it. No matter the time of day or day of the year, you’ll always find an open shop or restaurant as you travel through the US - from fast food chains to old 24-hour highway diners.