Welcome to the ryaninamerica blog. The travel blog of an Australian in the United States. Please select a city from the list on the right hand side of this page, to view the travel blog post, photos and commentary from each city.
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On this blog you will find extensive photographs of some of America’s most interesting places, along with interesting commentary about American history and all aspect’s of my epic 27 state, 3 month long trip around the U.S.
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The final states visited map. I went to 27 states.
A Google Map of my entire trip. All in all around 10,500 miles by ground transport. I did not take a single domestic flight. All of the journey in the above map was taken by Amtrak, Greyhound or rental car. What you see on this blog are only selected cities from the trip. I visited dozens of cities, and only photographed extensively a few of them. Los Angeles was the city I arrived in and departed from. Las Vegas was the final city I spent a significant amount of time in, and some photos from there follow below.
Las Vegas and Hoover Dam
I went to see Penn and Teller at the Rio. It was excellent, these guys are total pros. In particular I would point to them playing Russian Roulette with a nail gun as an edge of the seat moment from the show. A youtube video of the Penn and Teller show…
The Pat Tillman bridge, which is new in the last couple of years, above the Hoover Dam.
The man in the sign sure does look suspicious.
These art deco looking statues greet visitors to the Hoover Dam.
The Hoover Dam is a popular honeymoon spot it seems.
Various Hoover Dam photos.