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Bahamas - View to the sea in the evening © lucky_photo / Fotolia

Bahamas

Spectacular diving areas and national parks

The archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean belongs geographically to Central America. The island state consists of more than 700 islands, only 30 of which are inhabited. In addition, there are 2,400 coral reefs, which are called Cays. The Bahamas extend over an area of 14,000 square kilometres off the southeast coast of the USA and the northeast coast of Cuba...

Acapulco - View from the hotel to the beach © rafalkubiak / Fotolia

Acapulco

Fascinating city with a glamorous past

Frank Sinatra, Liz Taylor, Brigitte Bardot - the Who's Who of the American jet set came to Acapulco in the 1960s and 1970s and turned the city on Mexico's Pacific coast into a hotspot for Hollywood's high society. With the visit of the Prince of Wales and later King Edward VIII of England in the 1920s, the rapid rise of the tourism stronghold began...

Chicago - Vista della città e del fiume Chicago di notte © Oleg Podzorov / Fotolia

Chicago

The great city on Lake Michigan

With 2.8 million inhabitants, Chicago is the third largest metropolis in the USA, located in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois. On the southwest shore of Lake Michigan, the city has developed into an important railroad junction on the east-west connection of the United States. The Illinois Waterway connects Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico via the Mississippi River. In addition, there is the St. Lawrence Seaway and the Erie Canal with...

Cancun - Picture from the beach at the Riviera Maya © Mike Liu / Fotolia

Cancun

Caribbean picture book landscape, sun and culture of the Mayas

One of the most popular travel destinations in Mexico is Cancun with its picturesque dream beaches. On the Riviera Maya you can relax under palm trees. In the former small village on the Caribbean coast you can still discover the traces of the Mayas at some preserved ruins. But in the last decades the place was developed into a modern...

Alaska - The Anchorage Skyline © Rocky Grimes / Fotolia

Alaska

One of the last adventures on earth

Alaska is the destination of choice for adventurous travelers who want to experience the vastness and diversity of a landscape characterized by torrential streams, endless forests, snow-capped peaks and majestic polar regions. Alaska stretches from the Canadian border to the Pacific Ocean in the south. In the west, the country extends to the Bering Sea and in the far north to the Arctic Ocean...

California - A star on the Walk of Fame in Hollywood © oneinchpunch / Fotolia

California

Travel to the Golden State

This state of the USA is not only the third largest, but a world of its own. You can find almost everything there, because California offers sightseeing and recreational opportunities in abundance. Picturesque beaches, dry deserts, world-famous metropolises, breathtaking national parks or ski resorts: there's something for everyone! It is highly recommended to start a trip through California in San Francisco. From there you can...

New York City - The Central Park in Manhattan © Tierney / Fotolia

New York City

The city that never sleeps

The breathtaking metropolis on the east coast of the USA is located in the state of the same name. The area of New York City almost reaches the size of the Berlin city area. Around 40 percent of the 8 million inhabitants were born abroad. It is estimated that people from at least 200 countries live in New York. The inhabitants are considered to be a people of their own, who affectionately call their city the Big Apple...

Washington D.C. - The Capitol in the setting sun © jonbilous / Fotolia

Washington D.C.

Rich in history and world-famous sights

Relaxed days on the east coast of the USA Washington D.C. is the capital and also the seat of government of the United States of America. The city is located near the east coast of the country and is rich in history and world-famous sights. People interested in culture will get their money's worth in Washington D.C. as well as all those people who just want to experience the special flair of this metropolis...

Las Vegas - Bellagio and Paris Casino by night © Edward Cooper / Fotolia

Las Vegas

Dream destination in the desert

One of the absolute top travel destinations in the USA - even for Americans themselves - is the desert city of Las Vegas. If you arrive in the dark, it seems as if you suddenly approach a UFO from the barren, lightless desert landscape. During the day, Las Vegas is the first place where the desert situation becomes noticeable. Except for a few days a year, the sun shines relentlessly here. You can cool off in the imaginatively designed pool...

San Francisco - that Golden Gate Bridge © Luciano Mortula-LGM / Fotolia

San Francisco

A dream destination

On the American West Coast there is a city that radiates a very special charm and flair that is unparalleled in the entire United States. San Francisco has often been the subject of songs and the series "The Streets of San Francisco" with a young Michael Douglas and Karl Malden made the city world famous. With about 900,000 inhabitants, San Francisco is one of the fourth largest cities in the entire state of California, although it does not seem to fit the classic cliché of the sunshine state...