West USA is typically defined by the mountain states incorporating the ranges of the Cascade Mountains and the famous Rocky Mountains.

Our one regret is we ran out of time to explore this region more in-depth on our USA road trip. We have plans to return.

Scroll below to find some of our highlights and favorite experiences so far in the mountain states, including stunning national parks and road trip ideas.


Here are a few of our favorite USA experiences. Click on the image to learn more. 

We had amazing time in Idaho. Thank you to all your information. We won't see all of it if I didn't read your post about Idaho.
We did your recommended horseback riding, found your Hot Springs and did the hiking to Goldbug Hot Spring and stopped by Craters of the Moon National Monument. Everything Idaho was amazing.


FEATURED VIDEO: Route of the Hiawatha, Idaho

A fun and off the beaten path adventure in Idaho and the mountain states, is the 15 mile Route of the Hiawatha bike trail.


The West USA Mountain States includes the states of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming.

Some include Utah and Nevada, but we have included them in our Southwest USA region.


Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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5 USA Destinations to Knock Your Socks Off

Want help planning your USA travels? After years exploring the country in-depth (38 states), here are five destinations in the US we love and keep returning to. Plus, our free VIP email community gets access to a range of checklists, tipping guides, and itinerary ideas. All easy to print off PDF formats. Click here to join and receive the guides. 

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