Category: North America

Visit the turtles in Tortuguero

Before Leaving for Costa Rica

At Tourist Travel, our tour guides know an insane amount about Costa Rica and they will love sharing their knowledge with you. Likewise, they know a lot about how you should behave before leaving...

Carnival in Limón

Weather and Climate in Costa Rica

On a trip to Costa Rica , you will not experience major differences in climate throughout the year in terms of temperature and hours of sunshine. This is because Costa Rica is close to...

Northern lights over the Yukon River at Dawson City

Northern Lights in Northern Canada

These ghostly light phenomena are simply fascinating, everyone should have experienced them in person at least once in their life. To do this, you don’t necessarily have to travel to the North Pole, as...

Alabama State Flag

Alabama General Information

Sweet home Alabama, where the skies are so blue – there has never been a more beautiful declaration of love to the most typical southern state. The rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd, one of the...

Alaska State Flag

Alaska General Information

GENERAL Alaska is the largest (about 20%) and northernmost state in the United States and the largest exclave in the world. Nickname Last Frontier Capital Juneau Biggest town Anchorage Area Rank (within the US):...

Arizona State Flag

Arizona General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as AZ on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Arizona is a US state. The abbreviation used in postal codes is AZ. The capital of Arizona is Phoenix. Nicknames Grand Canyon State, Copper State Capital Phoenix Biggest...

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Arkansas General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as AR on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Arkansas is one of the southern states of the United States of America. The population in 2000 was 2,673,400. Arkansas was one of the states that upheld slavery...

Colorado State Flag

Colorado General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as CO on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Colorado is a state in the western part of the United States of America. The name Colorado comes from Spanish and means “reddish”. In 2000, Colorado had 4,301,261...

Connecticut State Flag

Connecticut General Information

GENERAL Connecticut is a US state and part of New England. The postal abbreviation is CT according to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG. Nickname The Constitution State Capital Hartford Biggest town Bridgeport Area Rank (within the US): 48th...

Delaware State Flag

Delaware General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as DE on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Delaware is a US state. Delaware is called the “First State” because it was here that the first of the 13 colonies ratified the American Constitution. The date...

Florida State Flag

Florida General Information

GENERAL Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. It is known as the Sunshine State. “Florida” comes from Spanish and means “flowery”. The state was discovered by the Spanish explorers during the...

Georgia State Flag

Georgia General Information

“Georgia on my mind” – the song made famous by Ray Charles is a wonderful homage to Georgia, the state that unites everything that makes the “Deep South” so unique and attractive. You need...

Hawaii General Information

Hawaii General Information

Etiquette Men and women greet each other with a smile and a handshake. Good friends and family members hug when they haven’t seen each other in a while. It is not unusual for Americans...

Idaho General Information

Idaho General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as ID on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Idaho is a US state in the northwest of the United States. The capital is Boise. Nickname Gem State Capital Boise Biggest town Boise Area Rank (within the...

Illinois General Information

Illinois General Information

GENERAL Illinois is a US state. It is located in the midwest and borders Lake Michigan in the north. The name comes from the Algonquin language and French and means land of warriors. Among...

Indiana State Flag

Indiana General Information

GENERAL Indiana means “the land of the Indians”. It is a US state, the capital is Indianapolis. According to ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, he postal abbreviation of the state is IN. The residents of Indiana are called...

Iowa State Flag

Iowa General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as IA on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Iowa is the 29th state in the United States. Senators: Chuck Grassley, R (through January 2005); Tom Harkin, D (until Jan. 2009). Nickname The Hawkeye State Capital Des...

California State Flag

California General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as CA on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, California is a US state in the western United States, bordering the Pacific Ocean, Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and the Mexican state of Baja California. The capital of California...

Kansas State Flag

Kansas General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as KS on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Kansas is a sparsely populated US state with a population of almost 2.7 million, located in the Midwest. The capital is Topeka. Its name is derived from the...

Kentucky State Flag

Kentucky General Information

GENERAL Abbreviated as KY on ABBREVIATIONFINDER.ORG, Kentucky is counted to the southern states of the USA and joined the union as the 15th state. The name of the state of Kentucky comes from the...