The United States is not the America of television and the movies. It is large, complex, and diverse, with several distinct regional identities. Due to the vast distances involved, travelling between regions often means crossing through many different landscapes, climates, and even time zones. Such travel like the popular ‘Coast to Coast’ journey can be time-consuming and expensive, but often very rewarding.

With its history of mass immigration dating from the 17th century, it is a "melting pot" of cultures from around the world and plays a dominant role in the world's cultural landscape. It's famous for its wide array of popular tourist destinations, ranging from the skyscrapers of Manhattan and Chicago, the cultural icons of NASA, Washington DC and Dayton Airforce Museum to the natural wonders of Yellowstone, Yosemite, the Colorado Plateau, Grand Canyon, The White Sands Monument and the Petrified National Forest, to the warm, sunny beaches of Hawaii and California. - adapted from Wikitravel.

Cruising California’s Los Angeles and San Francisco

Not long after returning to work after a recent trip around the former Yogoslavia, I thought to myself as I stared out the window that 'if I didn't do it now, I never would....' So after making... Read more >>

California’s Wilderness – Yosemite, Lake Tahoe and Death Valley

California has some of my favourite wilderness areas in the world, with unparalleled diversity from coast to alpine and desert to montane. There are 150 wilderness areas that cover... Read more >>

Climbing Half Dome in Yosemite National Park

Covering an area of the Sierra Nevada mountain chain, of nearly three quarters of a million acres, Yosemite National Park is internationally renowned for its magnificent granite cliffs... Read more >>

Sights and Scenes of the Incredible Zion, Bryce National Parks and Mesa Verde

Located across the Californian border in Nevada and located so close to so many natural wonders is Las Vegas; a wonder in itself! Being only a couple hours drive from Death Valley, it... Read more >>

The Spectacular Natural Wonders of the Southern Colorado Plateau

From Mesa Verde National Park we drove across the incredible Colorado Plateautowards Humphreys Peak taking in some of the most spectacular desert sights in the world. The... Read more >>

Arid Arizona’s Grand Canyon and AMARG in Tucson

As our time west of the great continental divide comes to an end, and the big drive east of our Coast to Coast journey looms on the horizon, we still have the Grand Canyon, the Aerospace... Read more >>

Visiting New Mexico’s Wicked White Sands National Monument

The next stop on our Coast to Coast adventure across the United States, after leaving Tucson, is to another world class attraction in New Mexico – the White Sands National Monument –but... Read more >>

Route 66 through the Texas Panhandle and the Midwest

Leaving the snow white dunes of White Sands National Monument behind we ventured further east on our Coast to Coast journey towards St Louis. We noticed we would pass by... Read more >>

Chicago and Dayton’s Airforce Museum

After leaving the Midwest and St Louis we continued to make our way east to Chicago as part of our epic Coast to Coast journey across the United States.  Our original contact we... Read more >>

Washington DC – Museum Capital of the World!

Washington, D.C. is the capital of the United States of America and the seat of its three branches of government, as well as the federal district of the U.S. The city has an unparalleled... Read more >>

Philadelphia to New York City

As our Coast to Coast adventure across the United States headed further up the east coast from Washington DC towards New York City, we’d stop into Philadelphia for a Philly cheesesteak... Read more >>

Kennedy Space Centre – Witnessing a Space Shuttle Launch!

Located on the east coast of Florida, a short hours drive from central Orlando, the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) has been the United States primary location for human spaceflight since... Read more >>

Disney in Orlando and Atlanta

Once I was finished exploring and visiting the Smithsonians in Washington DC I took an overnight bus with Greyhound (that is an experience in itself) to Knoxville TN, to sample life in... Read more >>