The United States of America
(U.S.A.), also referred to as the United States (U.S.), America, or the
States, is a federal republic in North
America and the Pacific Ocean (the islands of Hawaii, and the
Aleutians). It extends from the Atlantic
coast in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west. It shares land
borders with Canada
in the north and Mexico in the south, shares a marine border with
Russia in the west, and has a collection of districts, territories, and
possessions around the world including Puerto Rico, Midway Atoll, and
Guam. The country has fifty states,
which have a level of local autonomy according to the system of
federalism. A United States citizen is usually identified as an
The United States traces its
national origin to the declaration
by thirteen British colonies 1776 that
they were free and independent states. Before the British, and in terms
of territory, the Dutch, Spanish and French had a stronger foothold on
the New Continent. Native Americans (called American Indians,
Amerindians, Red Indians, or
Indians, though the terms are inaccurate and considered offensive by
lived for thousands of years. Since the mid-20th century, it has
surpassed all other nations
in contemporary economic, political, military and cultural influence.
The country was founded under
a tradition of having the rule come from the people under the
representative democracy model. This model of government (presidential
- congressional) has since been adopted by many other countries, mostly
America and South America.
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The Most Beautiful Drives in the United
States - A
drive to a destination isn't just about getting to your destination.
Use this valuable slow paced and relaxing time to get back in touch
with your kids, partner or other members of your family. The longer the
drive, the more time you will have to enjoy with them.
American Attractions - U.S.
boasts a wide range of water
sports, activities, theme parks, and attractions to take part in all
year long, depend on the area.
Texas Spas: Relax, Refresh & Rejuvenate
- Visitors are encouraged to relax, refresh and rejuvenate in the Lone
Star State. Travelers seeking extra pampering can choose from an
of comforting spas and therapeutic treatments across Texas.
Arizona: A State for All Seasons
- From the Grand Canyon in the north to the saguaro forests of the
with the red rocks of Sedona in between, Arizona’s spectacular
landscapes defy the imagination. When’s the best time to see for
yourself? The state is so large and varied – and visitor preferences so
personal - that every season has its advantages.
Travel Guides: The Frugal Shunpikers Guides
A series of E-book guides for RV travel on a budget. After 9 years of
driving the back roads of America, the author reveals hundreds of free
camping finds and other advice for budget RV travel.
Most Scenic Drives in
America: 120 Spectacular Road Trips - Organized by region, the 120
suggested road trips span all 50 states
and offer a wide variety of scenic adventures, from exploring the
remote canyons of New Mexico to visiting the most beautiful beaches on
Cape Cod. Each route offers a number of must-see points of interest,
such as the carefully preserved mid-19th-century home of Washington
Irving in New York or the best places to spot wildflowers in the Texas
Hill Country. Also included for each drive is a helpful "Trip Tips"
table, providing not only the basic information about length and the
best time of the year to visit, but invaluable pieces of advice (i.e.,
"No fuel is available on the 70-mile stretch of highway between
Marblemount and Mazama"). Although it's often hard to get a sense of
the particular personality of a drive from the rather dry descriptions,
the large color photographs provide readers with a snapshot view of the
unique beauty of each area.
Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges - This book is an
insider's guide to finding the best lodges throughout
the country. Each entry includes firsthand information about each
property, including room rates, handicap accessibility, reservation
phone numbers, exact location within the park, transportation details,
facilities, activities, and detailed maps.
Rough Guide to the USA 8 - The Rough Guide to the USA is your
definitive state-by-state guidebook
to this vast and fascinating country. From a baseball game in Chicago
and Yellowstone’s National Park to the towering Washington Monument and
the astonishing southwest desert, the full-colour introduction
highlights all the ‘things-not-to-miss’. There are insider reviews of
all the best places to stay, eat and drink, both on and off the beaten
track, with the new ‘Author’s Pick’ feature highlighting the very best
options. There is plenty of expert advice on a multitude of activities,
from hiking in the Grand Canyon to experiencing New York Coty
nightlife. The guide takes a detailed look at the country’s history,
culture and people and comes complete with maps and plans for every
region, state and major city.
The Rough Guide to the USA is like having a local friend plan your trip!