The United States of America is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. With 50 states stretching from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean, huge cities, incredible natural wonders, and so many different climates, it’s one of those countries where you can spend a lifetime traveling and still not discover it all…
We have been to the U.S. multiple times. Too many times to even remember it all. We stood on the top of the Statue of Liberty in New York, hiked in the Colorado Rockies, and drove thousands of miles road-tripping… As a student, I spent three summers working and traveling in the U.S. However, most of those trips were long before I started this blog…
Below, you can find an overview of our blog posts about some of our most recent travel experiences and favorite places in the USA. It’s in no way a complete guide to traveling in the United States. Far from it!
But it should give you plenty of ideas for some incredible places to see and things to do in the various regions of the United States. Find out!
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American National Parks
If you follow our blog for a while, then you already know that we love nature destinations and road trips. So it will come as no surprise that America’s National Parks are among our favorite places to visit in the United States.
Here you can find plenty of inspiration for some of the most beautiful nature destinations in the United States.
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National Parks Inspiration
PRO TIP: If you are planning to visit several National Parks over a period of 12 months, get an annual pass. It’s called America the Beautiful Pass and costs 80 USD for the whole family traveling in the same vehicle. It is valid in all National Parks and 2,000 federal recreation sites across the United States for one year from the month of purchase.
Our Favorite Parks
If you are looking for an itinerary that combines both these places and more, check out our American road trip itinerary for Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming.
Best Things To Do & Itineraries
Where to Stay
Amazing Outdoor Destinations in the USA
Here’s a small selection of our articles featuring other stunning nature- and outdoor destinations in the United States. Take a look!
Since we haven’t visited many cities in the USA recently, we have just a few guides on our blog. Nevertheless, they’re packed with useful info and practical tips for your visit. Check it out!
How to Plan Your Trip
As with any destination, we always advise booking your trips in the United States well in advance. Some National Parks, for example, only have limited accommodation options. For the stays in high season, they often sell out a year in advance.
Also, when booking in advance, you have more choices and thus better deals. This counts for everything, from flights to car rental and from hotels to tours.
TIP: Sometimes, you can find better deals if flying to/from an alternative airport nearby.
We use Booking.com for over 99% of all our accommodation bookings. Also for travel in the United States, you’ll find the best deals for accommodation here.
If you prefer to check several websites to make sure that you’re getting the best deal, you may want to also check Expedia.com and Agoda.com. For the USA lodging, Expedia sometimes has more accommodations on offer than Booking.
We use and highly recommend this search engine for all our car rental bookings. Not only do they offer the best prices, but also have excellent customer service and the most flexible cancelation policy.
Furthermore, you can often purchase zero-liability insurance as well, which is multiple times cheaper than at the counter.
Many places in the United States can easily be visited on your own. Some others require booking tours. If you visit cities, definitely get skip-the-line tickets in advance!
Often, you can just book tours upon arrival. However, many popular excursions get sold out weeks in advance. So if you know your travel dates and what you want to do, you can just as well book it upfront.
TIP: For our own trips, we book pretty much all our day tours and organized activities via GetYourGuide. It’s our favorite one-stop-shop for all organized tours because they have the best customer service and cancelation policy we have ever seen. Booking directly with a local company usually means that you can’t cancel for free, let alone get a refund in case something goes wrong. For that, it’s always helpful to have a strong intermediary and GYG is the best one we know.
Whether you are traveling domestically or internationally, good travel insurance is a must!
We recommend World Nomads travel insurance for any trip and all types of travelers. They are available worldwide, their rates are very competitive, the coverage is great, and customer service – impeccable. You can easily get a quote online with just a few clicks – check it out!
If you don’t have a good credit card yet, take a look at this selection of the best US credit cards for travel. Some of the cards have cash-backs for your travel bookings, while others offer free travel insurance, etc.
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