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If I were a foreign visitor, the top attractions would be New York City, Washington D.C., Yellowstone and Yosemite. These are truly unique places. For those of us who live in the U.S., we’re bound to have a laundry list full of places most tourists would skip. You may dream of going to the Baseball Hall of Fame long before visiting New York City. Maybe you’re a UFO buff, so Roswell New Mexico is on the top of your list. Whatever it is, we are lucky to have so many sights to explore.

Traveling in the U.S. should always be by car. My way of planning is to pick a primary site you want to visit, and then pull out a U.S. State Gazetteer showing all roads and sights in the area. Google each attraction on the internet to see if it's something you are interested in as well as any other attractions nearby. Before long, you’ll have more things you’ll want to see than your vacation time allows for.

When visiting a major city or region, we typically try to see all the top sights during the first visit. If we ever come back, we’ll hit the smaller ones. As a “been there done that” kind of traveler, I’ll even endure some places that don’t interest me much i.e. Graceland. The trip reports I have listed and will write up on this page are just that…..the top or best sites we visited at that location. It is not a comprehensive or perfect list but just what I think are worth a visit so you can say “been there, done that”. This website is also designed to be a fast overview of each area so you can quickly decide if the travel location is where you want to visit. With short descriptions and lots of pictures on the page, you'll find it easier than many other travel sites on the web. Have a great trip wherever you end up going.
United States Travel

United States Travel

With all the cities, historical sites, National Parks, unique sites and natural features, the United States is an amazing place to travel. Whether it’s a short vacation or a month long road trip, you’re sure to keep busy traveling around the U.S. Below are many of the travel locations I have visited and I have pictures from each trip including brief explinations on what I thought was worth seeing. Click the link next to the map or scroll through the pictures for a location.

Alaska Highway

Denver Area

Hawaii - The Big Island

Southern Florida

New York City

Reno and Lake Tahoe

San Francisco

Yosemite National Park

Chilkoot Trail

Hawaii - Kaua'i

Hawaii - Molokai

Western Nebraska

Hawaii - O'ahu

Hawaii - Maui

Southwest Colorado

San Diego

Catalina Island

Black Hills of South Dakota

Los Angeles

Washington D.C.

Yellowstone National Park

Denali National Park

Atlantic City



These states below have their own pages. Click icons for their travel reports.

Branson, Missouri

St. Louis

Springfield, Illinois

Hot Springs, Arkansas


Council Bluffs, Iowa

Little Rock, Arkansas

Kansas City

Jackson Hole

Death Valley National Park

San Francisco
New Mexico

Florida Keys

key west

Dodge City Kansas

Dodge City Kansas

Ketchikan, Alaska

Juneau, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska

Skagway, Alaska Ketchikan, Alaska Juneau, Alaska Southwest Colorado Mesa Verde National Park Washington Idaho New Mexico




Chilkoot Trail Kaua'i Hawaii Waimea Canyon Hawaii The Big Island Kona Molokai Hawaii Kalaupapa National Historic Landmark Alaska Highway Denali National Park denver area Everglades Airboat Tour Death Valley, CA Philadelphia area sights New York City Washington D.C. Los Angeles California Yosemite National Park San Diego Old Town State Historic Landmark Boston Travel Yellowstone National Park Western Nebraska Jackson Hole Branson, Missouri Hot Springs Arkansas Little Rock Memphis St. Louis council bluffs Springfield kansas city Black Hills of South Dakota reno at night alantic-city.jpg Arizona Nevada Oregon

Northern California

Northern California Alaska Cruise

Alaska Cruise

Grand Teton National Park

Atlanta, Georgia

North Shore Lake Superior

New Glarus, Wisconsin

Bond Falls, Michigan


Chicago, Illinois

Milwaukee Palm Springs

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Palm Springs

split rock Great Sand Dunes

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Biltmore Cathedral Caverns Cumberland Falls fort pickens montgomery Nashville New Orleans Shiloh Hermitage Lincoln Birthplace Mammoth Cave Space & Rocket U.S.S. Alabama

Cathedral Caverns

Fort Pickins, Florida

Cumberland Falls, Kentucky

Biltmore Estate, Asheville N.C.

Abraham Lincoln Birthplace (KY)


Shiloh Battlefield

New Orleans


Mammoth Cave National Park, KY

Space & Rocket Center


U.S.S. Alabama

Colorado & Wyoming
Catalina Island Channel Islands

Channel Islands National Park