The USA is a truly massive place. Everything is big here, from the landscapes to the portion sizes.
There are so many things to see, people to meet, experiences to have, and places to explore. I’ve only seen a tiny bit of this huge country, but am always blown away by the sheer scale of natural beauty to be found here. And it’s so accessible.
The U.S. National Park System is, without a doubt, the best of its kind in the world. This amazing network contains 423 national park sites (last time I checked), which cover an area of more than 84 million acres. The most famous of these include the Grand Canyon, Yosemite, the Great Smoky Mountains, Yellowstone, the Everglades and Death Valley, and are visited by millions of people each year. Even aside from these well-known natural wonders, there are some fantastic hidden gems that are equally worth visiting too.
Americans are sometimes given a hard time for not travelling enough internationally. However, in truth, it would take many lifetimes to see all of what this vast, continent-spanning country has to offer.
It’s one of the most geographically and culturally diverse places on Earth.
|Approximate Area:||3.8 million sq mi (9.8 million km2)|
|Approximate Population:||331 million|
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Where to go
Some links in this post are affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made through links from this site. Deep beneath the Chihuahuan Desert, in south-east New Mexico, lies one of the most incredible natural spectacles