30 Pictures of America That Will Make You Want to Hit the Road

America is big. It’s a thing my international friends constantly remark when they’re visiting, but often it’s taken for granted as I move about my daily life.

These pictures make it impossible to ignore. America isn’t just big, it’s enormous. So grab your keys and let’s take a look at just how crazy our beautiful, huge nation really is.

If you like the stuff in this post, check out Jason Koons’ full portfolio.

She Moves, Joshua Tree (California)

This National Park in California feels like some alien world, with huge boulders your kids just can’t help climb. Park on the rocks and dream of the things they’ve seen.

Glacier Point, Yosemite National Park (California)

Ironic bend in the road, with Glacier Point glowing in the distance. I’ve been told it’s a good place to pull over and cruise down with your skateboard.

More film from the road.

A photo posted by Jason Koons (@j_koons) on

Autumn in Jamestown (Virginia)

Back to the United States’ beginning: the Jamestown Settlement, gently tinged with autumn.

PAGE 1 OF 10
SHARE ON

Advertisement

The World in Chili

Chili is one of those comforting fall dishes that just hits the spot on a cool, crisp day. A good bowl of chili is warm, spiced just right, and features enough protein to keep you full for ages. We can all agree on the merits of a bowl of chili, but for a lot of people, that’s where most agreements stop. There are so many different kinds of chili that are popular around the world — most centered in the United States, which has definitely become the world’s capital of chili.

The Best Comforting Drinks for Fall from Around the World

As the weather starts getting colder, we start looking for comforting drinks that will help keep us warm.  Some of the most popular options in America are also the easiest to find — there are more than 13,000 Starbucks locations in the United States alone, and they have a huge percentage of the market cornered already — people love their pumpkin spice lattes! However, there are a lot of downsides to visiting a café every day, especially if your go-to order is a sweetened latte or Frappuccino. It’s easy to make delicious warm drinks at home, which allows you to flavor them to your taste, saving both money and calories

Don’t Fall for These 10 Scary Traveler Scams

Hopping aboard a transcontinental flight on route to a new, ready-to-explore destination is a rush. Traveling teaches us about the world, sure. But, more than that, it teaches us about ourselves. You also probably already know that, unlike your comfort zone, traveling presents a lot of inherent risks. It’s a sad reality, but it’s a reality that rings true. You, as a tourist, are a two-bit criminal’s dream target. After all, you have absolutely no idea where you are, no idea where to go for help, and no clue what the scammers have in store.