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Have a tour through fifty unique and beautiful states. The United States is the world's third-largest country by size - after Russia and Canada - and by population - after China and India. In comparison, the United States is about half the size of Russia.
The United States is located centrally in North America bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico.
The US has vast changes in temperatures to suit anyones liking. Hawaii and Florida have tropical temperatures all year round. Alaska has arctic temperatures although summer temperatures range from a mild 60°F to a nice 80°F. Desert conditions exist in New Mexico and Nevada. Low winter temperatures in the northwest are occasionally broken in January and February by warm Chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains.
The landscape is that of a vast central plain, mountains in the west, hills and low mountains in the east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; and rugged, volcanic countryside in Hawaii. Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent. . Located in California, Death Valley is 282 feet below sea level. It is about 140 miles long and 4 to 16 miles wide. Only a little over 2 inches of rain falls on Death valley on average per year. Scorching heat in Death Valley has reached 134 º Fahrenheit.
Name your adventure vacation – and you can do it in the United States – hiking, trekking, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, flying, tours, boating – all are possibilities. The United States has such vast contrasts in temperatures and topography depending on the state that here the sky is the limit. A dream vacation at your doorstep