United States of America

Country number:
32
Territory number:
34
"The youth of America is their oldest tradition. It has been going on now for three hundred years. To hear them talk one would imagine they were in their first childhood. As far as civilisation goes they are in their second."
Oscar Wilde

Tales from United States of America

U.S.A. - San Francisco and a Day Trip to Yosemite - Islands Around Australia Part 1

I can see why all these people have come. The Yosemite mountain views are straight from Microsoft screensavers.
I can see why all these people have come. The Yosemite mountain views are straight from Microsoft screensavers.
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Not Getting to See Much of Guam - The Northern Pacific 2

The water of Guam is azure, framed by the reef and some cliffs topped by ‘Two Lovers Point’.
The water of Guam is azure, framed by the reef and some cliffs topped by ‘Two Lovers Point’.
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Guam - in a Nutshell

The inhabitants of Guam are called Guamanians, and they are American citizens by birth.
The inhabitants of Guam are called Guamanians, and they are American citizens by birth.
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The Tourist Trail - Saipan - Northern Mariana Islands - The Northern Pacific 1

Whole families committed ritual suicide onto the rocks, or into the boiling sea below, to avoid the shame of surrender to the Americans.
Whole families committed ritual suicide onto the rocks, or into the boiling sea below, to avoid the shame of surrender to the Americans.
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Saipan - The Northern Mariana Islands in a Nutshell -With a Rant About British Airways

Saipan has the cleanest air in the United States and the most consistent temperature in the world (79-89)!
Saipan has the cleanest air in the United States and the most consistent temperature in the world (79-89)!
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U.S.A. - Making it to All Fifty States, Mainly on the Train, With an Eclipse Thrown In. - South Pacific 10

My mission is to visit all fifty states. in the U.S.A. I have ten to go, so I’ve booked four Amtrak rail journeys....
My mission is to visit all fifty states. in the U.S.A. I have ten to go, so I’ve booked four Amtrak rail journeys.
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Trying Not to Overeat in American Samoa - South Pacific 9

A cynical little Chinese man tells me that the McDonald’s in Pago Pago, American Samoa, is the highest grossing franchise in the USA.
A cynical little Chinese man tells me that the McDonald’s in Pago Pago, American Samoa, is the highest grossing franchise in the USA.
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U.S.A. - A Stopover in Hawaii - South Pacific 1

In Hawaii the sand is golden and the clear blue sea is swarming with surfers, paddles and boards. I don’t know how they manage...
In Hawaii the sand is golden and the clear blue sea is swarming with surfers, paddles and boards. I don’t know how they manage to manoeuvre the boards.
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United States of America (U.S.A.) - in a Nutshell

The current 50-star USA flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958. He got a B-
The current 50-star USA flag was designed by a 17-year-old as a school project in 1958. He got a B-
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