USA – the land of the big adventures, the big cities, the big plates, the big cars, the big distances and the big national parks. We have been traveling for almost 6 months in North America and spent much of the time in the western US, Hawaii and the eastern US.
California is an easy state to travel around by car. Here you will find beautiful San Francisco, the beautiful Highway 1 and many of the most popular national parks Yosemite, Joshua Tree and Sequioa. If you want to experience a really big and sprawling city, you go to Los Angeles. The only city in the world that I rebooked the flight and went home earlier from…
In the northwest corner of the United States lies washington state, the state with the many snow-capped volcanoes, killer whales and the mighty Olympic National Park.
Nevada is best known for the wild and glittering gambling city of Las Vegas, but around the city there are exciting deserts and ghost towns.
Arizona draws tourists to the magical views of the Grand Canyon, but here you will also find scenic Sedona and the national park with the world's largest cacti - Saguaros.
New Mexico offers unique gypsum desert at White Sands, UFOs in Roswell and one of the world's most delicious caves – Carlsbad Caverns.
Colorado is the state of skiers and here in the mountains there are plenty of outdoor activities both in winter and summer. Here you will also find the fascinating cliff dwellings Mesa Verde.
Utah is the number one outdoor state, with a wealth of unique desert parks – Bryce, Canyonlands and Arches are the most famous, but there are a handful more to choose from. On the border between Utah and Arizona lies the legendary Monument Valley, known, among other things, from cowboy movies.
Wyoming is the state with the big open cornfields, but Yellowstone is also here - one of the world's most active areas for geysers. And if you tire of stopping your car for wild buffalo, the snow-capped mountains of the Grand Teton offer relatively desolate wilderness.
Florida is not just for blue-haired American retirees, although it is a completely different world to the American Southwest. Here, life is a little simpler and a little more well-populated, but the beaches still beckon!
Hawaii is the Mallis of the Americans, with all that implies. Many hotels, many restaurants and lots of activities. But also a lot of tourists. But Maui still has a lot of charm left.
Outside of Tucson, Arizona is Saguaro National Park, the perfect place to see the queen of the desert – the giant saguaro cactus.
Petrified forest is a desert landscape in the United States that is unlike any other. 200 million years ago, tropical forests in Arizona were covered by volcanic lava. The trees eventually became a petrified forest surrounded by a striped desert.
When you can't go on a driving vacation in California, you can go on a PHOTO vacation! Join all sides of the California countryside - far from the highways, high-rises and Hollywood wannabies of the big cities.
Far from cities and civilization lies the iconic Monument Valley. The place that is so special that we have visited it not just once, but twice.
Not all cities are called America's deadliest. However, the southern Arizona silver mining town of Tombstone earned its name.
There is a risk that this post might get a little buttery. This post is not only a travel story about the Grand Canyon, but also a small life story about how a national park in Arizona was able to have such a big place in my life.
Heading north in New Mexico, we visited the legendary UFO town of Roswell, in search of aliens – and lunch.
A chalky white natural plaster desert. If I had to choose, White Sands National Monument in New Mexico would be one of the wonders of the world.
An alpine landscape with deep forests hides just a few hours from Seattle. We visited Mount Baker and North Cascades National Park and found glaciers, waterfalls and lots of snow…
Some of the world's largest limestone caves can be found in the New Mexico desert. Wander down into a fairytale landscape of stalagmites and stalactites – and a few hundred thousand bats.
One of California's best historical attractions is the Columbia State Historic Park, which takes you back to the exciting era of the gold rush.
The vastness, the food, the nature and the music – the big country in the west is really big! Here are our top 10 tips for a perfect driving holiday in the USA!
Thinking of a driving vacation through the national parks of Utah and Arizona? Join us on an 18-day road trip to some of America's absolute highlights!
Las Vegas is really as crazy exaggerated as it seems and I can really long for it sometimes. But as much as I can long for Vegas, I long to leave here after 2 days. You can have too much of a good thing.
Fancy an adventurous driving holiday with snow-capped volcanoes, killer whales, misty beaches, caves, rainforests and waterfalls? Here comes a proposal for a 16-day (and 300-mile) long road trip in Washington state, starting and stopping in Seattle.
Still, almost 40 years after the eruption, you see traces of the disaster. America's deadliest volcanic eruption affected not only the United States, but the entire world. We have walked in the footsteps of the volcanic eruption on Mount St Helens.
In the Olympic National Park in Washington state in the northwestern United States, three completely different nature experiences come together in one and the same national park.
The road to Hana on Maui's east coast offers a full day of waterfalls, black lava beaches, jungle and countless curves and bridges.
Oahu in Hawaii can be compared to the Swedes' charter favorite Majorca. But there are still some gems left, here are my favorite sights!
It's not often that I get up at 03:00 a.m. when I'm on vacation, but if you want to see the sunrise from the top of a volcano in Hawaii, you just have to bite the bullet.
San Francisco is probably the city I have visited the most times in the USA and my absolute favorite city in the USA. So then a photo album is in order, right?
Yosemite National Park should be a mandatory stop for anyone going to the West Coast of the United States. Steep granite cliffs, wild waterfalls and giant sequoias – this is where you'll find the real California.
Riding on vacation? Yes! We have lived on a ranch in the Arizona desert - a real adventure for the whole family!
White picket fences, well-groomed roses and ornate white joinery - Mendocino offers New England charm in the middle of California's wine regions and rugged cliffs.
One of the world's most dangerous volcanoes attracts during the short summer with scenic hiking trails and an explosion of flowers. We hiked in July at Sunrise and Paradise and encountered… snow?
Colorful and magnificent, Arizona offers one of the world's coolest desert landscapes with ravines, cacti and endless expanses. Here are our top five most beautiful natural experiences in Arizona, which are both picturesque and unforgettable.
Off Anacortes, in the strait between the US and Canada, you can meet the queens of the sea - the endangered killer whales.
"Goodbye God, I'm going to Bodie" wrote a little girl in her diary before she moved to America's most lawless mining town Bodie in the 19th century. Today, the city is one of the world's most well-preserved ghost towns, hidden in the rugged landscape of the Sierra Nevada.
My travel guide to the gems of San Francisco - the city that is neither gigantic like Los Angeles nor forced glamorous like Miami - here it almost feels like being in a medium-sized European city.
There's no better breakfast than a big load of American pancakes, slathered with butter and drenched in maple syrup, and you're fueled for a day of exploring.
The national parks in the USA are a gold mine if you travel with children. They have special programs that focus on children and their curiosity. An extra incentive is that you can get a Junior Park Ranger badge after solemnly swearing the Park Ranger oath in front of a real park ranger.
Florida is a perfect destination for anyone who wants an active vacation. We rented a car and drove around Florida to see what "the sunshine state" had to offer.
(33 pictures) New York always has something new and exciting in store. Whether you're 5 or 75, you can't help but love New York. If you're tired of this gem, let me know! I could use all the tips in the world to long for here a little less!
Everglades National Park is America's largest subtropical wilderness. Here you will not only find alligators and crocodiles, but also the rare panther and fragile manatees.
Traveling to New York with children? Definitely! Here you will find our daughter's top list of attractions, museums and shopping for a perfect New York holiday with children!
In the noisy, loud and wild Las Vegas there is an oasis for families. The Four Seasons Las Vegas is located on the southern tip of the Strip, on the top floors of Mandalay Bay. Las Vegas may not be the first place that comes to mind for a family vacation, but with hotels like the Four Seasons, you don't need other options for a vacation.
Seattle offers beautiful views from the Space Needle. On clear days you can see killer whales playing at sea and the snow-capped volcanoes rising above the clouds.