A Travel Guide to the United States

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The United States is a large country in North America and the only nation in the world to span a continent and be made up of four distinct regions: pacific, southwestern, southern, and northeastern. it also has the largest number of national parks of any country in the world.


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The United States is bordered by Canada to the north, Mexico to the south, and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It has an extensive coastline, with sections of Florida that touch both the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The state of Alaska lies opposite the Pacific Ocean and meets it in a narrow channel called Prince William Sound near Anchorage. Separating two vast landmasses, North America and Asia is only a waterway called Bering Strait; however, there are no bridges or other transport facilities here because it is too wild and dangerous for construction.

Regions of the United States:

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The northeast region is part of the United States consisting of Maine (which contains Mount Katahdin), New Hampshire (Mount Washington), Vermont (Mount Mansfield), and part of Massachusetts (the state called Berkshire that is located in Berkshire Mountains). The northeast region has the highest mountains, good soil for farming, and rich mineral resources.

The southeastern part of the United States consists of Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina (with peaks over 6000 feet high), South Carolina, and Georgia. It covers the Appalachian Mountains to form a natural boundary between North America and Europe.

The pacific region borders Canada to the north, Mexico to the south-west, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and tropical islands are scattered throughout its vastness. The pacific section contains California’s Yosemite National Park with redwood trees. Sequoias are found in the southern part of the Sierra Nevada Range while desert areas are located in the south-central United States.

The southwestern region of the United States is bordered by Mexico to the south and includes New Mexico, Arizona, southern California, southern Nevada, and Utah. In the southwest, peaks are generally small rather than high with some towering above 9700 feet or 2900 meters. It has deserts such as Death Valley that had been known for their heat while others have snow on their tops year-round.

In the center of North America is a huge flat area called prairie where wildlife roamed freely in herds during the 19th century. There were few trees except along rivers and creeks so pioneers had to build houses from sod which became known as “soddies” not only because they provide shelter but also because of how they were constructed.

On the left side of the United States is the pacific Ocean, and on its right is Mexico. To get between them you must pass through Texas where the wide Panhandle stretches out toward New Mexico to form a base also called El Paso that borders two countries at once.

At the southern tip of Texas stands another city that enclaves are located in both America and Mexico: Brownsville, which is next to an island named Matamoros which can be reached via ferry. The U.S.-Mexican border consists of fences only on some stretches while others consist of walls or non-walled embankments; all areas are closely monitored by patrol vehicles and helicopters passing above them frequently.


The United States of America is a diverse and exciting country with many regions, climates, and cultures. It has such an extensive coastline that it can be bordered by two different oceans depending on where you are located in the U.S., making for some amazing coastal destinations to explore while traveling.

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