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United States of America

United States travel essentials, including map of the USA, American holiday info, United States travel advice and articles on travel in the USA

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Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon travel guide, including map of the USA, top Grand Canyon experiences, tips for the Grand Canyon, when to trek the Grand Canyon and Grand Canyon adv

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The USA's wildest national parks

Craving adventure? Welcome to the USA's biggest, boldest and most beautiful national parks, from the Black Canyon of the Gunnison to Cuyahoga Valley

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The USA's best rail journeys

If you’re after glorious sunsets, jaw-dropping landscapes and unique cultural encounters, try one of these USA train routes for size. Eleanor Ross hops on board...

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The ultimate USA road trip

Nowhere delivers the thrill of the open road quite like the USA – but where to start? And where to find the routes less-travelled? Here's how to plan an awesome American road trip – Mustang essential, of course...

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Vanessa Knight: the joys of South West USA

Extreme adventurer Vanessa Knight on how cycling through the USA changed her world of travel

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The American nightmare: diseases and health dangers in the USA

Don't be lulled by the American dream – the USA actually has some rather nasty beasties lurking in its wild places...

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First 24 hours in Seattle, Washington, USA

Friendly neighbourhoods, outstanding natural beauty on the doorstep and the most iconic tower in the USA – Seattle's got it all

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How to survive long-distance bus travel in the USA

It's not be the fastest or most comfortable way to get around the USA, but bus travel is undoubtedly one of the most affordable. These tips will help your experience go seamlessly

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Where to find the USA's best wildlife experiences

From tracking wolves in Yellowstone to kayaking with manatees in the Everglades, the USA is home to some of the world’s most iconic wildlife. Celebrate the US National Park Service turning 100 with a face-to-snout encounter using our expert guide to where’s best to see the Big 15...

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Wanderlust travel health update: India, Germany, USA, Australia

Weekly round-up of the world's travel health news from Nomad including dengue fever in India, measles in the USA and E.Coli in Europe

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Experience the real USA

Celebrate the centenary of the National Park Service with an intimate Grand American Adventures small group tour through the USA at its most iconic

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9 famous graves you must visit in the USA

Pay your respects to the greatest leaders, actors and musicians in American history on this pilgrimage through some of the most beautiful cemeteries in the USA

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5 things you never knew about the USA

As the USA celebrates its independence with a day of fireworks, patriotism and beer; we highlight a few things the country has to offer

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7 unique winter adventures to have in the USA

From tracking wolves in Yellowstone National Park to fat biking in snowy Utah, these exhilarating winter activities reveal the USA as you've never seen it before...

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Highway to heaven: USA's Route 66 in pictures

Photographer Rick Sammon shares his photographic memoir from a road trip along one of the USA's most iconic highways – taking in the classic cars, diners and motels en route

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7 exhilarating adventures in USA National Parks

From the wild parks of the hipster northwest to the iconic red canyons of the south, these trips will take you to the very heart of the USA’s greatest treasures – its National Parks

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Short break: Boston, USA

There’s never been a better time to enjoy the craic in Boston, the capital of Massachusetts...

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South West USA

Greg Ward dusts off his Stetson and rides into the wilds of New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona and Utah

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National parks in western USA

From the Badlands in South Dakota all the way to Yellowstone National Park; here we cover which National Parks you should seek out in the US

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Alaska: the USA's wildest state

Alaska’s vast wilderness can seem a daunting prospect,
 but Paul Gogarty samples the best of the state in two 
National Parks just a short hop from Anchorage

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First 24 Hours in Miami, USA

Art deco, Miami Vice, white-sand beaches – but is there more to Florida’s Spring Break favourite? You betcha...

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How to read trailblazing signs in the USA

If you're hiking in North America, you'll have to learn a whole new language: trailblazing. Here, you'll find the basics - and some handy insider tips...

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Explore the USA's Boundary Waters by canoe

Paddling through 4,000 sq km of waterways is easy in Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area, but at some point, you will have to carry your canoe on your head

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Hiking in Yosemite National Park, USA

Take a high-class hike into the backcountry of this premium wilderness. Aaron Millar laces up his boots...

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5 extraordinary activities you must do in the USA

TV presenter Charley Boorman has just returned from shooting a new series in the States and reveals five amazing adventures you must attempt on your trip

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First 24 hours in Denver, Colorado, USA

Denver is the gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park and a state filled with rivers, canyons and deserts, but is it worth lingering in the city?

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The great American rail trip

Forget the automobile: the train is the truly great – and great value – way to cross the USA

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Exploring exhilarating Colorado, USA

In 1873, explorer Isabella Bird arrived in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains – and declared she’d never felt more alive. Author Sara Wheeler finds herself equally uplifted

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Discover Utah: The wild west of the USA

Utah's wild west setting has made it iconic in the world of film – and for good reason. With the astounding Mighty 5® national parks and 44 sprawling State Parks, Utah is an adventure playground of red rock, swirling canyons and glassy lakes...

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First 24 hours in Nashville, USA

As the first direct flights from the UK land in the neon glitz of honky tonk Nashville, discover a growing city that moves to a different rhythm entirely...

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Top 5 Christmas attractions in the USA

Christmas in the New World is about glitz, glamour and excess. Find it all, along with a smattering of tradition and a generous glug of glühwein, in our top five

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Gallery: Wanderlust Travel Photo of the Year – Landscape

From the USA to Iran, Scotland to China, these are the breathtaking photos that made the shortlist of our Landscape category and the amazing stories behind them

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9 breathtaking American day hikes

Nine heart-thumping hikes across the USA that can be completed in time for you to sleep in a comfy bed at night

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A small taste of America

Take a trip with writer Matt Rudd as he travels around the USA, tasting some sweet American pie on the way

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10 things to do for free in Boston

In the walking capital of the USA, Charlotte Gray finds streets lined with New England’s colonial charm, revolutionary passion and world-class colleges

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The Wanderlust Guide to the best of US National Parks

The USA boasts some of the most spectacular and iconic national parks in the world. Here’s your guide to getting the most out of them.

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Photo Gallery: 6 incredible unique moments captured by Martin Parr

British photographer Martin Parr has made his name with quirky, humorous and satirical images. Here are 6 of his best, from Italy and Greece to the USA

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Charleston, USA: The ultimate Wanderlust travel guide

As the first direct flights from the UK bring the historic forts, genteel streets and cypress-filled swamps of Charleston a step nearer, we discover a Deep South debutante more than ready for its close-up…

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First 24 hours: Portland, Oregon USA

Portland is a funky, friendly city made for exploring by bike, says Phoebe Smith – with lashings of artisan coffee, craft beer and organic bites to fuel your adventure…

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5 alternative reasons to visit Florida, USA

There’s more to Florida than theme parks and care homes. Venture deep into the world’s biggest swamp, meet a manatee and race in a NASCAR at 160 mph. You might even get to see a rocket launch

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Big and brash: 9 trips of a lifetime in the USA

Big, bold, beautiful America celebrates its independence this week. How to plan the perfect trip for you? With these knock-out itineraries, of course...

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3 big stew recipes from southern USA

Fancy a hearty one-pot recipe that'll warm you from the inside out? Sink your spoon into these stews from Georgia and South Carolina

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6 alternative places to see UFOs in the USA

Avoid the crowds flocking to Area 51 and Roswell and increase your chances of having a closer encounter of the extraterrestrial kind

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8 awesome US adventures you’ll (still) want to book now

Forget the election result. The USA is still a huge, diverse country, with adventures to suit every taste. Here are 8 trips guaranteed to get you into the heart of a country that remains big, brash and beautiful

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5 things I wish I'd known... Alaska

Back from her recent trip to the USA's wildest state, Wanderlust editor-in-chief Lyn Hughes reveals what you need to know before embarking on your own adventure

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Recreating the world's first ever road trip in Germany

Think ‘road trip’ and the USA springs to mind, but the first ever long-distance car journey happened in Germany. Inspired, we hit the tarmac to discover castles, eccentric kings and a little touch of magic…

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The Great Rail Photo Challenge

Send us a winning picture involving train travel and you could be exploring the magnificent USA with an Amtrak rail pass

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What America taught my children

Melanie Gow reflects on an epic journey across the USA with her young boys, and the lasting effect it had on how they view the world

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3 of the best American pies

Pie: it's practically a national treasure in the USA. Fancy a slice? We've got 3 authentic all-American recipes...

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Why Trump's decision to lift the ban on elephant trophies stinks

Chris Packham and Paul Goldstein, currently guiding together in Antarctica, react to Donald Trump's decision to allow elephant trophies to be imported back to the USA

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Find Utah’s ‘Mighty Five’

As the USA’s National Park Service turns 100, explore the stunning rocky wilderness of Utah with Grand American Adventures’ small group tours

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Chikungunya: know the facts

Insect-spread disease chikungunya is on the rise – and has now made its way from Africa to the USA. But just how dangerous is this ‘new’ disease?

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2019’s best new trips for great journeys

Trek Croatia's crowd-free trails, embark on a classic road trip in USA, and cruise Italy's Aeolian Islands. There’s the perfect epic adventure for you out there – whether by foot, wheel, rail or sail...

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2017's best trips for festivals and events

Get front row seats for 2017's biggest parties, remember to bring your dancing shoes and your binoculars. From the Top 50 Trips of 2017, check out these holidays to the USA, India and Chile

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10 celebrity honeymoon getaways

From bed-ins in Amsterdam to campervan trips in the USA, take inspiration from the tales of these notable newly-weds. But be warned: these celebrity haunts aren't all as glamourous as you may think...

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