Red, White, & Blue
It was 1893 when poet Katharine Lee Bates first described the purple mountains, fruited plains, and amber waves of grain that made America so beautiful. Over a century later, the United States remains one of the most mesmerizing countries in the world.
From the rugged Cascades of Washington to the swampy bayou of Louisiana, from the endless wilderness of Alaska to the marvelous metropoles of New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago, these 50 states continue to inspire and nurture the dreams of individuals from all backgrounds.
Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, countless possibilities await in America. It’s time to take the first step.
Plan Your Trip
A Movie Buff’s Guide
Whether you’re a hardcore movie buff or simply a casual fan of some of the country’s greatest films, here are some of the real sites from your favorite movies that can be added to your next road trip itinerary.
Colors of the USA
Home to spectacular deserts, mountain ranges, volcanic features, ancient forests, waterfalls, canyons, glaciers, caves, and swamps, America is filled with countless rainbow-hued wonders.
A Mountain for Every Traveler
Whether you’re a beginner looking to bag your first summit or a seasoned mountaineer in search of a perilous expedition, here are some of the best mountains to climb in the U.S.
See Our Public Lands
Driving Highway One
Although it’s definitely not the fastest way to travel the length of the state, it’s by far the most beautiful. We’ve put together a roadmap for your next adventure along Highway 1.
Meet American Photographers
Front Porch Lifestyle
It’s laid-back and easygoing. It’s filled with beautiful sunsets, cool breezes off the water, friendly people, and plenty of time to just sit and enjoy the view.
What An American Looks Like
It takes feeling uncomfortable and being the “other” to learn empathy and self-awareness. Being the “other” is a traveler’s rite of passage, and those who don’t experience it are doomed to remain imprisoned by the walls (or fences) they themselves have built.
The Whispering Pines
There’s a place up a Vermont hill where the roads have never been paved and the trees still grow among their ancestors. A place where, if you quiet your mind, you can hear a story gently spoken by the whispering pines.