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Nevada: an arid desert and a mirage of lights

Nevada (Silver State) is a state in the United States that is located in the western part of the country. The most important and famous city in the state is Las Vegas, the center of gambling and entertainment. Another important ...

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Florida: swamps and tropical coasts

Florida (The Sunshine State) is a state in the United States that is located in the extreme southeastern area of the country. The territory of this state includes the entire Florida peninsula and, along the Gulf of Mexico, a long ...

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Utah: the most beautiful parks in the Far West

Utah (Beehive State) is the state of Mormons, which today still account for almost 60% of the population. This state which is known for its spectacular nature is located in the western part of the United States. Utah is a ...

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New York (State): nature and city, Niagara and New York

The state of New York (The Empire State) is located in the northeastern part of the United States. The largest city in the state is the New York megalopolis, but the state capital is Albany. This is one of the ...

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Colorado: Great Plains and Great Mountains

Colorado (The Centennial State) is located in the Rocky Mountains area in the central-western part of the United States. The state capital is the city of Denver. The state has a rectangular shape, and is bordered to the north by ...

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The climate of the United States of America: when to go

Due to the immense extension of the country the climate of the United States of America is very varied. In fact, its climate varies from the tropical climate of Florida and the Hawaiian islands, up to the polar climate of ...

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North America: large plains and long mountain ranges

GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH AMERICA North America occupies an area of 23,473,000 sq km. Among the countries that make it up, Canada is the largest country with 9,970,000 sq km, followed by the United States of America with 9,355,000 sq km. ...

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The climate of Mexico City: when to go to Mexico City

Mexico City is located on a plateau about 2,250 meters high in the so-called Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt (Eje Volcánico Transversal). This means that Mexico City is part of the Tierras Frias climate zone, that is, those regions of Mexico located ...

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Glacier National Park: lakes, mountains and glaciers

Glacier National Park, one of the most fascinating and spectacular parks in the American Rocky Mountains. This park is located in the northwest part of the state of Montana, and covers approximately 1,500 square miles (approximately 4,000 sq km). The ...

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Yellowstone tourist attractions: what to see in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park has many attractions to visit, most of which are related to the volcanic nature of the park’s territory. In fact, there are geysers, limestone terraces, boiling pools, but also herds of bison, bears, forests, canyons and waterfalls. ...

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Yellowstone National Park: the oldest national park

Yellowstone National Park was the world’s first national park to be established in 1872. The area of the national park, that covers nearly 9,000 sq. km, was formed by volcanism, catastrophic volcanic eruptions occurred in Yellowstone about 2 million years ...

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Grand Teton National Park: the Wyoming Mountains

Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park protects stunning mountain scenery and a diverse array of wildlife. It was established as a national park in 1929. The park is formed by the mountains of the Teton Range of the ...

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Goosenecks: the spectacular gorges of the San Juan River

The Goosenecks are impressive gorges carved into the rock by the San Juan River, which has formed a series of entrenched meanders here, a geological formation rather rare to be seen. The Goosenecks are located north of Monument Valley, along ...

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The climate of New York: when to go to New York

The city of New York has a humid continental climate, but is also influenced by the presence of the Atlantic Ocean, the city is located at the confluence of two continental climate  masses: the warm and humid climatic area from ...

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New York: the city symbol of the United States

New York is located at the mouth of the Hudson River in the Atlantic Ocean. The city lies on numerous islands (Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island) and on the mainland, and is made up of the 5 districts of Brooklyn, ...

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The climate of Boston: when to go to Boston

The city of Boston has a continental climate but with maritime influences due to its location along the Atlantic Ocean. The city is characterized by a highly variable climate that makes it famous in the U.S. for the time really ...

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Boston: the most European of American cities

Boston is the capital of the state of Massachusetts. The city is located along the shores of the Atlantic Ocean at the point where the Mystic and Charles rivers flow, it is one of the largest cities on the Atlantic ...

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San Francisco tourist attractions: what to see

San Francisco is located on the California coast at the end of the homonymous peninsula. This is a spectacular peninsula surrounded on three sides by the sea. The area was discovered in 1769 by a group of Spanish explorers, led ...

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The climate of San Francisco: when to go to San Francisco

San Francisco has a Mediterranean climate, cool and mild throughout the year, characterized by dry summers and wet winters. San Francisco’s climate is influenced by the presence of the Pacific Ocean, which surrounds the city on three sides, the cold ...

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San Francisco: the most beautiful city in the United States

San Francisco is probably the most beautiful city in the United States of America. Located in California, on a peninsula at the entrance to the large bay of the same name, along the Pacific Ocean. The city is characterized by ...

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The climate of Los Angeles: when to go to Los Angeles

Los Angeles has a mild climate, similar in type to that of the Mediterranean, but rather dry, with winter rains and long dry summers, the summer temperatures are mitigated by the presence of the Pacific Ocean. The poor rains are ...

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Los Angeles: Hollywood, Beverly Hills and Rodeo Drive

The city of Los Angeles is located along the Pacific Ocean coast in a flat area of southern California. This huge urban agglomeration with a population of over 3,700,000 is the largest city in California. Its metropolitan area exceeds 17,700,000 ...

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Redwood National Park: the park of giant sequoias

Redwood National Park is one of California’s parks famous for hosting giant redwoods. This park is located along the northern California coast near the towns of Eureka and Crescent City. While it is located approximately 520 km (325 miles) north ...

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California tourist attractions: what to see in California

California, a state similar in climate and natural environment to the countries of the Mediterranean belt, is one of the most beautiful American states to visit. The best-known tourist attractions of California are the two cities of San Francisco and ...

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The climate of California: when to go to California

California, the third largest state by extension of the United States of America has a number of climate types, ranging from arid desert climate of the south of the state, the semi-arctic climate of the higher mountain areas, through the ...

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California: a wide variety of landscapes

California (The Golden State) is one of the largest states in the United States of America. California is the third largest state in the United States, after Alaska and Texas, but is the first in terms of population. The country ...

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Tumacácori: ruins of Spanish missions in Arizona

The Tumacácori National Historical Park is located in the high valley of the Santa Cruz River in the extreme south of the state of Arizona. The park is located near the Mexican border, 18 miles north of the city of ...

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Meteor Crater: Arizona’s meteorite crater

The Arizona Meteor Crater is a gigantic hole in the middle of the arid sandstone plain of the Arizona desert. The crater, formed by a meteor impact, is located near the city of Winslow. The crater which has a diameter ...

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The climate of Arizona: when to go to Arizona

The climate of Arizona is sub-desert, with high temperatures and low rainfall. In the state, three climatic zones can be distinguished: the southwestern desert area which includes the arid Sonora desert. The southeastern region of the Mexican plateau located at ...

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Arizona tourist attractions: what to see in Arizona

Tourism in Arizona has developed considerably due to the presence of places of great landscape interest. But in the state there are also numerous vestiges of ancient Indian civilizations and Spanish domination. Among the main tourist attractions of Arizona is ...

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