The USA is the world's third largest country with a population of over 323 million people. It occupies an area of over 3.6 million square miles and is consistently amongst the top three most visited destinations in the world with around 75 million visitors annually. The continental USA stretches over 2,500 miles from east to west with the state of Hawaii lying a further 2,300 miles southwest of California in the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Over 2,200 miles separate the Canadian border in the north from the border with Mexico in the south. Six time zones cover the 48 contiguous and 2 outlying states. Few countries can match the USA for sheer physical and topographical beauty, diversity and abundance of natural resource. Deserts, canyons and savannas, mountains and glaciers, temperate and tropical rainforests, great lakes and long winding rivers occupy a vast terrain blessed with natures finest attributes.
The USA is home to some of the world's most iconic brands and images, all instantly recognisable internationally, all equally aspirational and often imitated. People, products, pastimes and places including Walt Disney, Muhammad Ali and Elvis Presley, Chevrolet, Coca-Cola and Apple, baseball, American football and basketball, New York, Chicago, New Orleans and Los Angeles - all form an inherant part of the 'Great American' dream. Every American state has its fair share of common denominators, and each also comes with its own unique individuality, culture and practice in equal measure. However, whether it be New Orleans' 'Cajun' culture, New York City's urban landscape, Hawaii's tropical island allure or Hollywood's glitz and razzmatazz, the USA as a whole is certainly greater than the sum of its individual parts. A fact that makes a visit to this wonderful and intriguing country such an alluring and appealing prospect.
The United States of America is a destination that every person should travel to at least once in a lifetime. Holidays to America cover so many things with 50 states to choose from– giant forests, snow covered mountains, canyons, vast lakes, glorious beaches, legendary highways and a home of amazing historical and bustling cities with incomparable hospitality. Each cities have their own unique brand of lifestyle and culture. It is a great destination for an exciting gap year adventure, a romantic getaway or an action seeking family trip. It would hardly be possible for anyone to see all of America, but it would be enough to explore some parts of it giving you that one supersized adventure.