Nice sunset view as we pass over London, England, on our way to Albania.
Where are Kevin and Ruth now? Shkodra, Albania.

Where are Kevin and Ruth going next? Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans, June 13-24!

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Discover America’s Secrets on Your Next Holiday

Why a holiday to America is a must

America is a wonderful country that never ceases to amaze. It has something for any kind of travelling or holiday experience. Whether you want a lazy beach holiday or hike across mountains, it has it all.

The country is often in the news for the wrong reasons, making it is easy to believe the American people are at each other’s throats all the time. However, this is largely media driven with most Americans being level headed, friendly people who are very happy to see you, especially after the two year lockdown. You’ll find this out for yourself when you discover the United States.

The other thing about America is that the country is huge and diverse, with one part being entirely different to the other. With this in mind, let’s look at ideas for your next holiday which simply has to be in America.

Driving Holidays in America

Due to its size, it is impossible to see all of America in one trip. It is about the size of Europe, meaning that to drive through the United States is often a case of choosing a particular route or state to explore.

A driving holiday in America is something to behold. Your surroundings tend to vary and there are plenty of places to pull over for a quick selfie (or two). The country’s uniqueness means there is always something new to explore.

One great aspect of seeing America in a rental car (more than in a motorhome), is the feeling of freedom. Although a huge country, it is a lot less densely populated than the UK and so depending on where you are, you can drive for hours without seeing another car. It also so happens that your full UK driving licence is valid stateside. Yay.

Driving holidays are great if you’re flying solo, going on a family holiday or on a trip for two. With reasonably priced overnight accommodation, this is the perfect way to see America.

Discovering Secret America

Given the large size and diversity, it can be hard to get off the beaten track and see the real country and meet the locals, who by and large are really cool people. To discover the real and hidden America, it is best to work with America travel specialists who can advise you about places you never knew existed. They will put together a bespoke itinerary for you, perfect for families to solo travellers.

Must see locations include:

Yellowstone National Park – America’s first national park encompasses three states and features four different mountain ranges. It is home to hundreds of animal species and features natural wonders such as the Old Faithful Geyser.

Waimea – Head to Hawaii and visit Waimea Canyon known as “The Grand Canyon of the Pacific”. The island, known for its beaches, is also home to volcanoes and waterfalls. Discover this part of America that's rarely seen.

Santa Barbara – The city popular with surfers and beach lovers has a distinct Spanish flavour. After the city was almost wiped off the map in 1925 by an earthquake, the council decided that it should honour its former Spanish founders and rebuilt it in a Mediterranean style. As well as the beach lifestyle, the city is known for whale watching and excellent seafood.

Makes sure your next holiday is in America.