Welcome to America!
The United States encompass some of the world’s greatest sights: the Grand Canyon, Yosemite National Park, Yellowstone, the skyscrapers of New York City, the Statue of Liberty, the magic of Hollywood, & the great forests of the Pacific Northwest. America is impossible to categorize ~ impossible to pin down. She’s too vast & too filled with diverse places & people to ever fully grasp. Welcome to your United States Travel Guide…
And America is home to some of the world’s best road trips imaginable: from the classic Route 66, to the Thelma & Louise territory of the great Southwest, to my personal favorite ~ Highway 1 in California from Santa Barbara all the way up to one of my favorite places in the world, Carmel. For a freedom-loving people who love the open road, there are few things better than hopping in a car for a classic U.S. road trip. The road before you is long, & the sights to see are never-ending.
United States Travel Overview!
- Safety = Statistically speaking, the U.S. is in the middle of the pack 85%
- Cost = Fairly expensive relative to the rest of the world 85%
- Adventures = Everywhere!!! You can do it all in the States: sky-dive, rock-climb, ski, swim…you name it. 100%
- How Safe I Felt as a Female Traveler = Generally I feel safe in the States 90%
- Transportation = Planes, Trains, & Automobiles! 100%
United States Travel
- United States in One Word = Big.
- United States in One More Word = Diverse.
- Wi-Fi = Wi-Fi readily available throughout the States, unless in remote areas.
- Global Peace Ranking = #103 out of 163 countries = Right in the middle of the pack. Most big cities have neighborhoods to be wary of; ask for advice from locals or your hotel/hostel.
- Hotels = United States travel is reasonably expensive relative to the rest of the world. Hotels range from luxury to Motel 6 ~ but most Motel 6’s will cost you at least $70/night.
- Must-Do’s = Visit the Grand Canyon. Walk down Hollywood Blvd & see stars. Climb the Empire State Building. Snorkel in Hawaii. Climb a fourteen’er in Colorado. The list in America is endless.
- Is the U.S. Good for Solo Travelers = Yes & no. America isn’t as fond of hostels as Europe is, which makes finding budget accommodations tricky. Camping is a more affordable option, especially in off-seasons.
- What to Expect as a Female Traveler = Most Americans you meet will be reasonably friendly, if not a bit preoccupied. Be on guard in major cities & know which areas to avoid.
- Would I Go Back = Well, I technically live here, so… : )