Kids’ Guide to the USA

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I love travelling and keeping a record of all the places I’ve visited in my scrapbook!

Check out this entry from The USA!



The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering big area of North America.

It’s a 10 hour flight from Birmingham Airport via New York.

America is so big, there’s so much to see!  And what better way than on a family road trip. My favourite was heading south from San Francisco on Highway 1 to Los Angeles, with its hairpin curves, awe-inspiring cliffs and endless views of the big blue Pacific.


One of the first places you pass is SANTA CRUZ, a beach town with a pier lined with loads of rides. This is surf town USA – it’s where the sport was originally introduced to California.


Next up, MONTEREY and CARMEL.  With the Pacific on three sides, the scenery is AMAZING!  From the white sands of Carmel Beach to the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium with its psychedelic jellies and bat ray petting tanks – it’s a must.


Soon we’re at Hearst Castle, a 165-room castle that once hosted stars such as Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant and Joan Crawford. Ask your nan and she’ll tell you how famous these superstars were! In its heyday, it even had a zoo!


And then it’s SANTA BARBARA, often referred to as the “American Riviera”, before we arrive at LOS ANGELES – what can I say – the beaches of Santa Monica, the stars of Hollywood – it’s all here. Finish your experience with a visit to Universal Studios Hollywood with film-themed rides and back-lot tours. You could fill a whole scrapbook with the sights from this road trip!


I love being able to remember the trips that I have done.

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