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Adventures in the US: Where to Visit?

Time square at NYC

Time square at NYC

#The following is in collaboration with Trailfinders.

Adventures in the US: Where to Visit?

Travelling the world is a dream for many people and while realising this dream means putting a hold on ‘normal’ life that most aren’t willing (or able) to do, others will happily take the opportunity to pack up their life, put it into storage and take off for pastures new. Of course, if you’re not in a position to see the world all in one go, breaking up the journey can be an easy way of crossing things off your Bucket List without having to give up your home, work and relationships.

Deciding where to head first can be the most difficult choice you’ll have to make – perhaps you have dreamt of South East Asia or Australia, or maybe you’d prefer to explore Europe first. When making your decision, make sure you don’t ignore the diversity and overwhelming choice available from USA holidays – with Trailfinders, there really is a destination on this vast continent for everyone, with some absolute must-see’s to consider.

The western region of the US is absolutely full of sights that will both astound and enthral you. From the huge selection of National Parks, including Yosemite in Central California, offering breathtaking panoramas including Tunnel View as well as the popular spots of Mirror Lake, El Capitan and Vernal Fall. Alternatively, be sure to check out Death Valley in Eastern California, located within the Mojave Desert or combine the visits for the ultimate appreciation of the great outdoors.

Of course, that’s not all that California has to offer. The Golden State is home to some of the most prolific sights you will have the fortune to see – it’s no wonder it’s the most populated city in the entire country. From the lights and sounds of Los Angeles (including Long Beach, the Walk of Fame and the iconic Hollywood sign) to the cable cars, Alcatraz and Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco, the cityscapes that await you on the west coast are simply incredible.

Head further inland and you will encounter the broad expanse that is the Midwest, stretching across Ohio, the Dakotas and Kansas. Here, you will find the culture-rich city of Chicago, standing on the shores of Lake Michigan as well as the iconic sight of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

As you venture towards the East Coast, you’ll be welcomed by the lights and energy of the Big Apple, home to the Empire State Building, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty and more shopping malls and department stores than you could shake a stick at, while a trip to Virginia will leave you within easy distance of the capital city, Washington DC – an absolute must if the White House is on your list of things to see.

Head further south and you will find the joys of the Sunshine State – Florida. While theme parks are a huge attraction, the beaches and relaxation on offer shouldn’t be overlooked.

America is a country oozing with versatility – it’s bound to be home to something on your Bucket List!

Juno Kim
Juno Kim
Juno Kim, Originally from Seoul, South Korea, Juno set off for the wider world to pursue her passion for travel and storytelling. She traveled the world as an award-winning travel blogger and photographer, witnessing the everyday life of different cultures. Currently based in Anchorage, Alaska and exploring this amazing Last Frontier. Follow my journey through @RunawayJuno and Instagram .

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