Why explore America?

It can be easy to forget how big the United States is, currently ranked third-largest country in the world. With 50 states to choose from, we have a wide variety of diverse landscapes to explore. I feel very fortunate to live in a country with immense diversity.

 It’s always been on my bucket list to experience the natural scenic beauty of each state in person. I’m talking about exploring deep into the heart of each state and discovering what makes each of them unique from one another. From all the different geographical and cultural landscapes that America has to offer, there is infinite adventure.

You can be sure to discover each state has its very own picturesque natural attractions. Many poets have written about the abundance of natural beauty in America and there is a reason why they call it “America the Beautiful.”

Katharine Lee Bates, an American poet, wrote the famous poem “America the Beautiful” that was published in 1895. It was later on transformed into a song that many of you may have heard before. Numerous artists have recorded it but the most famous version was sung by Ray Charles in 1972, “America the Beautiful”.

Reading Katharine Lee Bates’ original poem and listening to the song version sung by Ray Charles, it will certainly paint us a picture in our minds of vast mountains and shining seas. This is all the more reason I someday hope to fulfill my ultimate bucket list goal of exploring all 50 states.

I challenge you to go out and explore your local area, discover it’s natural beauty! I’m very optimistic you will be inspired at what you find is surrounding you. Never stop exploring.

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