Through a combination of holidays and work trips, I’m fortunate to have visited 32 (and counting) of the 50 States, and much of Canada. So, having experienced an extensive amount of both countries, it’s easy to see why lots of North American’s don’t feel the need to leave! Snow to the North, beaches to the South, awe-inspiring sights across the country and cities to rival any in the World.
Highlights of my travels include the unique roadside attractions & abandoned towns driving Route 66, ziplining in Colorado and the sheer scale of Canada with its’ awesome lakes & mountains. My personal favourite place is Oklahoma City; a melting pot of Cowboys & Native Americans; it’s big enough to have grandiose skyscrapers, yet small enough to retain a friendly local feel. Craft beers, great food and (largely) good weather!
My top tips
If you’re keen to avoid the throngs of crowds in Summer, head to one of the lesser-known National or State Parks. For example, Black Canyon of the Gunnison in Colorado is just as awe-inspiring as Bryce Canyon in Utah!
In New England, the famous ‘Fall colours’, are best experienced on a North-South route, as the leaves also change in this order.
Always be sure to try and fill your fuel tank when you’re approaching a quarter full. In some more remote areas of the country, it can be some time before you see your next gas station!