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Across America Westbound Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
This coast to coast USA adventure has the LOT!
Take an adventure across the heart of the United States and discover the landscapes, cities and people that define modern America. Leave New York behind on this journey through New Orleans, Santa Fe and Las Vegas, and arrive in the shining lights of Los Angeles. See some of the country's most impressive natural features along the way - from Monument Valley to the Grand Canyon - while meeting the people who make this region such a special part of the world. Looking for the ultimate adventure holiday across the USA? This is it!
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New York excites the senses with its mixing pot of cultures, artistic prowess, flashy commercialism and depth of soul that inspires everyone who visits.
Awash with iconic buildings, political intrigue, absorbing museums and eclectic neighbourhoods, Washington DC is a compelling city to explore.
Also called the Blue Ridge Mountains, the mighty Appalachians are a wilderness of ancient forests, jagged peaks and breathtaking scenery.
The undisputed capital of country music, Nashville is home to the famous Wildhorse Saloon and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Memphis is the home of the Blues. Its traditional music clubs were made famous by legends such as Louis Armstrong, Muddy Waters and B.B. King.
Known as the 'Big Easy', an eclectic mix of European, Creole and Cajun culture is clearly evident in every aspect of New Orleans's architecture, cuisine and vibrant music scene.
Home to NASA's Johnson Space Centre, Houston is the largest city in Texas.
Known as the 'Live Music Capital of the World', Austin has a vibrant music scene and a wealth of live venues along its charming riverfront.
Carlsbad Cavern is a massive cave system containing many chambers (including the 8.2 acre 'Big Room'), rock formations and thousands of bats, which swarm out on summer evenings.
Rising from the heart of the Tularosa Basin is one of the world's great natural wonders - the glistening white sands of New Mexico's White Sands National Monument.
Step back in time to a real Wild West town. Tombstone played host to many famous sheriffs, outlaws and the Shootout at the OK Corral.
Saguaro National Park is home to an iconic symbol of the American West, the Giant Saguaro Cacti, which can live to 175 years old. The largest city in the the American Southwest, Phoenix is a bustling metropolis in the middle of the desert.
Red-hued sandstone buttes rise strikingly from the earth in Monument Valley, the setting of many a western and home to the Navajo Nation Reservation.
Controversially created in the 1960s, Lake Powell is now a popular holiday destination, consisting of 96 water-filled canyons, 3,150 km of shoreline and endless red-hued canyon walls.
Words don't do justice to the Grand Canyon, a stunning 1.5 km deep gorge formed by over six million years of erosion from the Colorado River.
To witness the roll of the dice, the brightness of the lights and the general ostentatiousness of Las Vegas is a quintessential American experience.
Relax into the great weather, beautiful beaches and laidback lifestyle of San Diego, a city close to the Mexican border with a celebrated outdoor lifestyle.
Stars, surf, superficiality and sunshine - Los Angeles is a bold, sprawling city with a pronounced swagger and a surprising amount of charm.
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