I’m a British man who’s taken road trips covering all but 8 of the Contiguous US with many stops in between to have fun and learn about the USA - AMA
Over the last few years I’ve been renting cars or getting rides with friends to see as much of the USA by road as possible, I just sat down and worked out which states I’m ‘missing’ and I’ve only got Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Hawaii, Kansas, Maine, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Rhode Island left to see (though I’ve been to many places multiple times and I know there’ll always be new stuff to go explore so this isn’t really a list-checking exercise). I’ve stayed in a bunch of different cities with a lot of repeat visits and loved most of them, had mixed feelings about some and didn’t much care for one (Miami). I’ve visited a bunch of National Parks, National Monuments and a few State Parks. I’ve been snowboarding in the Appalachian Mountains, desert hiking in Moab and kayaking in the Everglades. I also once flew a small plane over Seattle/Puget Sound which was kind of scary. I’ve been in swing states for Presidential elections, New Orleans just before Katrina hit and New York a few weeks after 9/11. I’ve eaten ludicrous meals, including several things that shouldn’t have been deep-fried, across the country that I’m sure have taken years off of my life and I’ve met a whole range of lovely people (and a few unpleasant ones) from all walks of life across the USA.
I’m happy to answer questions about what I’ve done, who I’ve met, my views and experiences of the USA, my favourite/least favourite States or whatever else you might come up with. I’ve also travelled a fair bit around Asia, Europe and a bit of Africa and the Middle East so I could also make some global comparisons rather than just comparing everything to the UK if that’s something people are interested in.
As for proof I pulled together a quick Imgur album of me in various places around the USA – I apologise now for my horrible, horrible face. They can be viewed here - http://imgur.com/a/XTp65
EDIT I appear to have hit the front page just when I need to get some food, I shall return shortly to respond to your questions/abuse shortly I promise.