Getaway Compass

United States

The United States is made up of 50 states that vary in landscape, climate, and culture. You can visit the many vibrant and exciting cities around the country or spend time exploring the varying landscapes and national parks. There are 63 National Parks that offer incredible nature and unique experiences. Relax on one of the many beaches in Maui, go skiing in the mountains in Colorado, or shop in Soho in New York City. There is so much to see and do in the US that it can get overwhelming to plan a trip. Choose a state below and read the guides to help you plan your next trip.

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Lanikai Pillbox Hike Oahu

20 Best Things to Do on Oahu

Oahu is an incredible island with a variety of things to do including hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, and visiting breathtaking beaches. If you are looking for a mix of relaxing and exploring, Oahu is the perfect island to visit. Plan your

Guide to Kayaking to Kaneohe Sandbar Oahu

How to Kayak to Kaneohe Sandbar

Kaneohe Sandbar is a raised area of sand in Kaneohe Bay off the coast of Oahu that is about 1 mile wide and 3 miles long. How exposed the sandbar is depends on the tides. Usually during low tide the

Best Waterfalls Oahu

8 Best Waterfalls on Oahu, Hawaii

Oahu has breathtaking waterfalls that you can get to by hiking on trails in the rain forest. The best time to visit the waterfalls is during the rainy season which is between November and March. In the summer the waterfalls

Pauoa Flats at Sunset

20 Best Hikes on Oahu

Oahu is an incredible island with endless hiking trails that lead you along the coastline, up ridges, and to waterfalls. Decide which hikes to do during your time on Oahu by reading through this list of the 20 best hikes

Makapuu Beach Oahu

10 Best Beaches on Oahu

Oahu has some of the best beaches out of all the Hawaiian islands. In order to get to these beaches and explore this beautiful island I recommend renting a car. This list includes off the beaten path beaches on Oahu,

Salt Flats in Death Valley

The Ultimate Weekend in Death Valley National Park

Facebook-f Instagram Pinterest Death Valley National Park is the hottest place on earth and the lowest elevation in North America. The extreme conditions of the park made for unique natural wonders to explore including the salt flats, badlands, canyons, waterfalls,

Best Hike in Arizona

20 Best Hikes in Arizona

Arizona has many unique hiking opportunities with a wide range of elevation, climate, and views. In the south you can find Saguaro National Park and Catalina State Park near Tucson with numerous trails. Near Phoenix there are many desert hiking

Island Lake

Best Hikes in Colorado

Colorado is full of incredible hiking trails that take you to breathtaking views, waterfalls, and lakes. It can be hard to narrow down which hikes to do while planning a trip to Colorado because there are so many beautiful destinations

American Lake

12 Most Beautiful Lakes in Colorado

Colorado has many picturesque lakes surrounded by high peaks. Many of the most beautiful lakes in Colorado are alpine lakes with clear blue water. The best lakes in Colorado often require hard hikes to get to but that also means

Maroon Bells Hike

10-Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary

Colorado is a beautiful state with tall peaks, incredible lakes, and four unique national parks. The best way to see the highlights of Colorado is to embark on an ultimate Colorado road trip. This 10-Day Colorado Road Trip Itinerary will

Yosemite National Park

Best Scenic Road Trips in the US

A road trip is a great way to travel and see more of a region with flexibility. Many nature destinations in the US including national parks aren’t located near a major airport, so a road trip is the best way

Weeekend in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Weekend Getaway Itinerary

Napa Valley offers the perfect weekend getaway to relax, drink wine, eat great food and enjoy beautiful views. There are over 500 wineries in Napa Valley which gives an overwhelming amount of options to choose from. This Napa Valley weekend