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What is United States travel, in a word? We’re going to cheat and say “varied.” Whether you’re looking for an archipelago of paradise islands or an island of neon in the Mojave Desert, a northern land of tundra and ice or an icy drink in the bayou heat, you’ll find it in the US. Drive along Route 66 or blaze your own trail across the country, and you’ll no doubt discover why it’s called America the Beautiful along the way.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find ... Read More
What is United States travel, in a word? We’re going to cheat and say “varied.” Whether you’re looking for an archipelago of paradise islands or an island of neon in the Mojave Desert, a northern land of tundra and ice or an icy drink in the bayou heat, you’ll find it in the US. Drive along Route 66 or blaze your own trail across the country, and you’ll no doubt discover why it’s called America the Beautiful along the way.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler reviews of the top hotels, restaurants, and things to do, browse amazing photos; ask for advice in our friendly travel forums; and find cheap flights and hotels. Then, after your trip is over, share your travel reviews, tips, and photos with friends and fellow travelers right here on IgoUgo.    Close

Stories and Tips United States

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You Cannot Talk Wisconsin Without Mentioning Brats

Written by MilwVon on 20 Oct, 2012

Brats is the short for "bratwurst" . . . the German sausage that literally translates from "brat" that means "finely chopped meat" and "wurst" which is sausage. Brats is what locally everyone in Wisconsin calls this grilled mainstay at picnics and tailgate parties throughout…Read More


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Cody, Wyoming

Written by MilwVon on 23 Jul, 2012

For many visitors to Yellowstone National Park, Cody is the last main town before finally arriving at the park. It is about 50 miles east of Yellowstone and makes for a nice spot to start or end your Yellowstone vacation. For me, it…Read More


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Nature IS Art

Written by nmagann on 14 Jun, 2012

So often we focus on land and seascapes or particular flora or fauna. Case in point, do you not turn your head toward the direction of sound? Do you not look at tree from where an acorn has dropped or bird has chirpped?…Read More


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Road Trip across the state of North Dakota

Written by RoBoNC on 09 Jun, 2012

As I set out on my quest to visit all fifty states, I realized that certain states would be harder to visit than others. North Dakota is one of those. There are not many tourist attractions and because of its location, I felt…Read More


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In Honor of Avanyu, the Water Guardian

Written by BawBaw on 02 May, 2012

Among the lessons of in life in the desert is a deeper appreciation for all things associated with water. Living in the desert usually means that water is scarce, and if not scarce then often violent, as cloudbursts send torrents of rushing water down…Read More


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Public Art as a Birthright

Written by BawBaw on 25 Apr, 2012

It’s plausible to argue that growing up the Southwest is to grow up with art as a birthright. This was certainly true of my New Mexican childhood. Mother Nature herself provided the paintbrush—there is even a wildflower called the ‘Indian paintbrush’—and the deserts and…Read More


Growing up in the Shadow of the Sandias

Written by BawBaw on 24 Apr, 2012

I tell people that the Sandias are my mountains: they belong to me. Despite the fact that they have not been a daily physical presence in my life for more than four decades, they are still my mountains. Their silhouette was imprinted on…Read More


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Apache Circle

Written by SeenThat on 03 Apr, 2012

During my travels, people often asked me to speak or to give lessons. Sometimes, these were just invitations to a homey lunch. Santa Fe, being the Different City, prepared a singularly significant experience for me."Hello, there is someone who wants to meet you," I was…Read More


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Evasive Katrina

Written by SeenThat on 03 Apr, 2012

I had a free day. Yet, Santa Fe turned out to be so tiny that apart from exploring its museums and churches thoroughly, the main sights could be covered in an hour or so. The city was constructed around a central plaza of distinct…Read More


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First Encounters

Written by SeenThat on 03 Apr, 2012

The next bus to Santa Fe, New Mexico, departed only at 5:45PM, meaning I needed to wait around six hours. I purchased a ticket and, fifty dollars poorer, finally turned my attention to the USA. The terminal building was comfortable for a short…Read More


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