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Grand Tetons National Park | Photo by Nate Foong on Unsplash

About

The United States is a huge country, with a wide diversity of people, places, food, and traditions.

We want to give you a deeper understanding of the United States, its world-famous destinations, and its hidden backroads.

USA Tourism Board provides a sense of context and place through literature and the latest news. It’s also a place to find the latest travel and tour deals.

USA Tourism Board is not the official tourism board of the USA. It’s an ever-evolving site for the curious traveler.

About Me

Hi, I’m Melanie. I’ve been tracking trends in U.S. travel for more than a decade for both print and online publications. This site, like my other travel blogs, is a labor of love and an opportunity for me to put my own spin on places that inspire me to travel.

I am a self-exiled, southern-born writer living in the mid-Atlantic with family from the West, the Southwest, the Southeast, and the Northeast. Perhaps that will give you a sense of my perspective as an explorer of the USA. 🙂

What’s up with the weird name? USA Tourism Board?

Ha. It’s kind of a long story. Here’s the shortest version.

Back when I was starting to write about USA Travel, I wanted to contact the USA tourism board to get info on the whole country, each state in context. But there wasn’t one. At least not yet.

So, when I realized there was no claimant to the domain name usatourismboard.com, I snagged it. And I have hung onto it all these years, trying to find the time to launch a site worthy of the name.

In the meantime, U.S. government-backed organizations like Brand USA and Visit the USA have filled the void, doing more than I could ever do as an unofficial guide to the USA.

But, now, as I have resettled back in the U.S. after having lived several years abroad, I feel the urge to get usatourismboard.com out into the world. I am learning and re-learning things about the USA. And I find it valuable—for me and for others—to keep track of these things in a guide that I can search and research at any time.

As I post links to news and deals, write original pieces, and curate the best prose and products from the USA, I am building this site as a true hobbyist, learning about travel, e-commerce, web design, coding, and marketing—one post at a time.

This is fun for me. So I am trying to make it fun for you, too.

I write about aspects of the USA that interest me and promote guides that I would want to share—and do share—with my international friends. My USA is one that looks both inwards and outwards for inspiration and growth. For example, this but also this.

Guess where?
Busy Bee. IYKYK