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USA: The Lesser Travelled States

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When people think about going to America, they usually have the more frequented states in mind. New York, Florida, California – these are all the places that seem to get our vote. We’re looking for a city that doesn’t sleep, a beach of our dreams with the theme park to boot and a place to go to try and hang out with the celebrities. In the UK, we are constantly internally screaming at those visiting to go and check out more than just London (although our capital city is pretty awesome), but we ourselves are guilty of bypassing perfectly good states in favour of the ones which have been recommended by the masses. Think about it – this is because they haven’t dared to go anywhere else, so only have these places to recommend!

Louisiana

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The home of original cajun cuisine, this is definitely the place to go to if you are a foodie. The largest city in this state is New Orleans, which is a hub of culture which has developed upon the French-Creole influences that have been the foundations of this state. If you’re looking for Florida weather, then look no further – Louisiana also lies on the Gulf of Mexico and although not quite as near the equator, it still offers amazing weather for you to be able to bask about in.

Oregon

Oregon, USA
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If you’re into your history, you will know that those who first moved over to America took the Oregon Trail to lead them West towards their new settlements. Oregon is one of oldest places that we called home in America – over 400,000 people set off on this trail to make it so. Now we don’t have to do that, but we can still take in the breathtaking views that Oregon has to offer. There are mountains, rivers, volcanoes and amazing hiking trails for you to set off on, if that’s your thing. You could book into a hotel like Comfort Suites to house you on your next adventure. Make sure you pack a camera, as the shots that you can get out here are second to none!

Nevada

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We don’t think of Nevada as a whole when we hear Vegas – most people tend to go just for the gambling and the lights. However, there is so much more to see in this state, and not least The Hoover Dam, but to add to this there are theme parks, aquariums, shops and the general hustle and bustle of city life to explore with the added bonus of being able to get into the American desert for a bit more of an escape. And hey, you don’t even have to drive (although hiring a vintage car and doing the routes is especially recommended) – helicopter rides so you can take in all of these views are absolutely the done thing.

So what are you waiting for? The next time you think about visiting America, keep in your head the lesser travelled states. There are 50 to choose from, so you’ll be spoiled for choice!

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6 comments on “USA: The Lesser Travelled States

  1. We are always stuck in picking our destination to visit in America as the country is so big! Apart from the obvious, we don’t really have a clue.

    In your post, Oregon looks the favourite

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  2. North Carolina is another great destination choice. Mountains, uncrowded beaches, Biltmore mansion, and more wineries than you could ever visit.
    Great post! Oregon is on my list of places I would like to travel to in the US

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    • ‘More wineries than you could ever visit’ gets a big thumbs up from me! I am currently writing a post about North Carolina, it is beautiful! Hope you get to Oregon on your travels 🙂

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  3. Always a Foreigner

    Looks like you’re seeing a good portion of the states. Oregon is beautiful. It seems the southern states don’t get much love but we vote for North and South Carolina, as Asheville and Charleston are some of the most amazing places!

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    • Oregon is stunning isn’t it? We were in France last week and met a couple from there, they couldn’t have been more proud of their home state. I am just in the middle of writing a post about North Carolina – agreed another amazing place! 🙂

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      • Always a Foreigner

        It’s always nice to be proud of your home state. Sometimes even with a world of travel, you can find the most beautiful places in your back yard.

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