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Pure natural beauty in Zion National Park

Zion National Park
Pure natural beauty in Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a relatively small, but beautful nature park in the south west corner of Utah. Not long after its discovery Zion became a tourist attraction. A lodge was opened and from there adventureres would ride their horses into the park.
     

Alien landscapes at Bryce Canyon National Park

Bryce Canyon National Park
Alien landscapes at Bryce Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon might be known worldwide, but Bryce Canyon National Park, its little brother, actually deserves at least as much attention. Bryce might be smaller, but the rock formations are much more special than the Grand Canyon. Bryce Canyon is
     

Native American reservations near Page

Page
Native American reservations near Page

At the border of Utah and Arizona lies Page, a small town near Lake Powell. In itself not a very inspiring place, but it is the perfect place to start your journey to lots of natural beauty. This town cannot be absent in a West Coast USA road trip.
     

Lake Powell is a giant playing ground for adults

Lake Powell
Lake Powell is a giant playing ground for adults

Lake Powell is actually kind of a giant playing ground for adults. Lots of Americans drive here in their trucks, a speedboat or a jet ski loaded onto the back. Lake Powell is THE spot to go on a little adventure if you’re a water sports enthusiast. N
     

Discover your inner hippie at Salvation Mountain

Salvation Mountain
Discover your inner hippie at Salvation Mountain

Near the Salton Sea, in the middle of the Californian desert, you’ll find Salvation Mountain. A site you might know from the movie “Into the Wild” or the videogame “Grand Theft Auto V”. At this remote spot you’ll find a rich hippie culture, which get
     

Feel young at Desert View Tower Jacumba

Jacumba
Feel young at Desert View Tower Jacumba

Not far from San Diego, near the Mexican border, lies Desert View Tower Jacumba. A great spot to get a hold of the heat and glory that is the southern Californian desert.
     

Hollywood extravaganza in Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Hollywood extravaganza in Los Angeles

America is a land of extremes. Everything is bigger, better, faster… and in this case: more crowded and fatter. Hollywood is a perfect place to soak up everything you travelled to the United States for.
     

Beaches in Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Beaches in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is an enormous city right next to the North Pacific Ocean. There are lots of beaches to choose from to lay down your beach towel and enjoy the always sunny LA weather.
     

Enormous Los Angeles

Los Angeles
Enormous Los Angeles

If you’re a European travelling to the United States for the first time, you’re bound to experience a big cultural difference. Everything is bigger in America. The cars, the distances and also the cities. Especially Los Angeles can be just too big to
     

Alternate cultures in San Francisco

San Francisco
Alternate cultures in San Francisco

San Francisco is widely known for its diverse cultural heritage; as a city where you can be who you want to be. Maybe you’ll think of it as a hippie city or it makes you think of the sixties. And that’s not so weird, because there’s some truth to it.
     

Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

San Francisco
Golden Gate Park in San Francisco

If you want to get away from the crowded city life of San Francisco, hop by Golden Gate Park. The Golden Gate Park is situated nearby Golden Gate Bridge, in the middle of the city. The park is about twenty percent larger than its “little brother”, Ce
     

Gaining altitude in Down Town San Francisco

San Francisco
Gaining altitude in Down Town San Francisco

San Francisco has a lot of streets which are very steep, which causes for some challenges in traffic and you just might catch yourself out of breath, when finally reaching the top. But it’s definitely wort hit. Al this height is one of the things wit
     

San Francisco at the waterfront

San Francisco
San Francisco at the waterfront

San Francisco lies in “the Bay Area”, so naturally it is surrounded by water. This makes for beautiful photos and great sites to see. What about Alcatraz, the prison were legendary gangster Al Capone served his sentence?
     

Experience the Wild West at Bodie State Historic Park

Bodie State Historic Park
Experience the Wild West at Bodie State Historic Park

In the middle of Yosemite National Park there’s a little piece of land that’s actually not part of the national park. Back in the days prospectors dug for gold at this spot. But then the mines dried out and people left. A ghost town was created, whic
     

Grandeur at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park
Grandeur at Yosemite National Park

“It is by far the grandest of all the special temples of Nature I was ever permitted to enter.” —John Muir, 1868 With its green valleys, mighty mountains and winding rivers, Yosemite National Parks is one of the most beautiful pieces of nature on th
     

Gigantic trees in Sequoia National Park

Sequoia National Park
Gigantic trees in Sequoia National Park

In California, you’ll find immensely diverse nature. There are long beaches, the hottest deserts, epic mountain ranges and beautiful forests with some of the world’s largest trees. Sequoia National Park is one of the latter.
     

Joshua Tree and Mojave - Wild West deserts

Joshua Tree National Park
Joshua Tree and Mojave - Wild West deserts

Two nature parks that show lots of resemblence are Joshua Tree National Park and Mojave National Preserve. These nature parks are truly American. When you ride their empty roads, you’ll feel like a cowboy in the wild wild west.
     

Sizzling heat in Death Valley

Death Valley National Park
Sizzling heat in Death Valley

One of the hottest places on earth is Death Valley National Park, where a temperature of 56.7 degrees Celcius was measured once. As the name reveals, there’s not a lot of life in this desert. Maybe it’s even because of this, that there’s so much to s
     

Las Vegas outside of The Strip

Las Vegas
Las Vegas outside of The Strip

Las Vegas is widely known because of its casinos and wild nights full partying, The Hangover style. You can do everything you desire. What people might not know is there’s also plenty of entertainment outside of the Strip.
     

Ultimate entertainment on The Strip in Las Vegas

Las Vegas
Ultimate entertainment on The Strip in Las Vegas

In Las Vegas you can live (and party) like a king. Of course, you will pay accordingly. But don’t be sad! There’s also lots to do and lots of fun to have when your budget is limited!
     

Celebrating Mardi Grass in New Orleans

New Orleans
Celebrating Mardi Grass in New Orleans

In the Netherlands we celebrate Carnival, but in New Orleans they celebrate Mardi Grass and it gets way more intense. Mardi Gras is also known as Fat Tuesday. This is on the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday and they have their own, sometimes special, rit
     

The bizarre festival Burning Man

Black Rock Desert
The bizarre festival Burning Man

The festival of festivals is Burning Man festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. If this festival isn’t on your bucketlist yet, you have to do it now! This is definitely a place you have to go to once in your life. This festival is a kind of exp
     

Discover the new twitter at South by Southwest

Austin
Discover the new twitter at South by Southwest

The festival South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas is the meeting place for everyone who is anyone in the field of music or interactive media. This is the festival where Jack White played on a parking lot and where Twitter was launched. This is
     

The largest hot air balloon festival in the world

Alburquerque
The largest hot air balloon festival in the world

If you want to see something special, you have to go to Alburquerque, New Mexico during the first week of October. Every year the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta takes place over here. During this festival 750 balloons rise with pilots from
     

The city which proudly introduces romantic jazz and blues music, New Orleans

New Orleans
The city which proudly introduces romantic jazz and blues music, New Orleans

New Orleans is a city made for lovers. The North-American city is well known for her delicious food and therefore you can choose between many different restaurants. The city also offers a wide range of romantic activities: take a stroll on Jackson Sq
     

The ultimate Christmas atmosphere in New York

New York
The ultimate Christmas atmosphere in New York

The Christmas atmosphere in New York is indescribable. You will be enchanted by innumerable lights and magical decorations. Christmas is an important festival for the Americans, and they are therefore keen on decorating their homes.
     

New York Movie Locations

New York
New York Movie Locations

As a movie lover you are in the right place in New York. Dozens of iconic films were shot here which everyone still remembers. What about Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn looks dreamy into a Tiffany shopping window while she eats her break
     

Sandra Bullock in Lake Powell Gravity

Lake Powell
Sandra Bullock in Lake Powell Gravity

In the movie Gravity a medical engineer (Sandra Bullock) and an astronaut (George Clooney) work together to survive after their spaceshuttle was destroyed and they float through space. Almost all the scenes are filmed at Shepperton Studios in England
     

Grand Canyon Two Billion Years Old

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Two Billion Years Old

You’ve probably seen a lot of photographs of the Grand Canyon and maybe you’ve also read a lot about it. But nothing really prepares you for the sight of it. It’s not for any reason become one of the seven natural wonders. It is so iconic and familia
     

LOST on Oahu

Oahu
LOST on Oahu

We all know Hawaii from its palm trees, white beaches and surfers. But you might also recognize it from a lot of movies and television shows. Dozens of filmmakers were inspired by Hawaii’s beauty.
     

Southern Belle Savannah

Savannah
Southern Belle Savannah

Savannah is the oldest city in Georgia, established by British colonists in 1733. It sits alongside the Savannah River, about 18 miles from the coast. Here you’ll find Old World glamour and romance, cotton warehouses, Spanish-moss-covered gardens, u
     

Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love

Philadelphia
Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly Love

The city of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia is one of the most ethnically mixed cities in the USA, with communities of Irish, Eastern Europeans and Asians. The Italian neighbourhood, South Philly, is especially worth a visit. You will find culture and e
     

Making History in Washington

Washington D.C.
Making History in Washington

Washington D.C. is a highly important city and has an unequalled share of iconic monuments, memorials and museums. And, best of all, admission is free. The most famous sites are on the National Mall and include attractions like the White House, the L
     

Park in the sky

New York
Park in the sky

Everybody knows the one green place in New York called Central Park, but there is another green place if you look up in the sky, High Line Park. Unlike other parks, the park is not on the 'ground floor' but on an elevated railway line that is no long
     

Alligators in Florida

Everglades National Park
Alligators in Florida

If you go to Florida, the Everglades National Park is a must see. This park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Actually, this area is a 150 kilometre wide river, which rises in the basin of the Kissimmee River. The river is
     

Surfing at Hawaii

Jaws
Surfing at Hawaii

Hawaii is one of the best surf spots in the world. Hawaii consists of eight islands. The best islands to go to for surfing are Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Big Island. Surfing plays an important role in the life of Hawaiians. Surfers from all over the world
     

Visit the city that never sleeps

New York
Visit the city that never sleeps

New York, New York! Every travel lover has this city on his bucket list. And if you are visiting the Big Apple for the first time, then you should definitely see the following high lights