If you or somebody you know has been lucky enough to travel to America, chances are it was to either New York, Florida, California or Las Vegas. All four are great and we’re determined to visit each of them at some point, but the US has so much more to offer! It is made up of 50 states after all…
The perfect state to do some road trippin’! Showstoppers like the Grand Canyon, Sonoran Desert, ‘The Wave’ and Monument Valley call Arizona home so should be definite pitstops. Glossier recently took inspiration from Arizona’s very own Antelope Canyon while designing their LA showroom – check out #glossiercanyon here if you’re unable to visit the real thing. Arizona is also steeped in Native American history so be sure to experience their culture via tourism opportunities with the Navajo Nation or White Mountain Apache Tribe.
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The state recently hit headlines thanks to Kanye West who recorded his latest album, ‘Ye’ there. He also hosted a listening party in Jackson Hole, attended by celebs including Kim Kardashian (obv), Jonah Hill and Kid Cudi. It may be one of America’s least populated states, but thanks to Yellowstone National Park, it’s a major draw for tourists wanting to see hot springs, wildlife and the park’s most famous Geyser, Old Faithful.
The Northwestern state shares the same name as America’s capital city, Washington D.C, on the other side of the country so is often left in it’s shadow. However, Starbucks was founded here, it’s the birthplace of Jimi Hendrix and is the only state to be named after a US President, so it’s certainly cemented it’s place in history! If you’re planning a visit, head to Mount Rainier – it’s the highest point in the state.
If you’re an ‘outdoorsy’ kinda person who enjoys hiking, Utah is the place for you as it’s chockfull of scenic views and national parks like Arches National Park and Mount Zion. If skiing is more your thing, head to northern Utah for Wasatch mountains – not many states have both deserts and snowcapped mountains!
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We’re going to be honest, prior to digging into New Mexico for this blog post, our knowledge of the state consisted of just knowing that High School Musical was set here (don’t judge, we wanted to know where Troy Bolton lived). However, it’s now firmly on our ‘to visit’ list thanks to the views of both volcanoes and canyons, Sangre de Christos Mountains and their yearly hot air balloon festival – be sure to visit in early October if you want to check it out!
Staying closer to home on your next trip? Take a look at our blog on some of Europe’s hidden gems!