It’s impossible to sum up this staggeringly diverse nation of pioneers, immigrants and explorers in only a few phrases. This country is huge, and everything you could possibly imagine is here. The iconic statue of Liberty and Niagara falls in New York State, fantastical theme parks in Orlando, Creole and voodoo in the deep south, the crazy hedonism of Las Vegas, the spectacular natural wonders of the Rocky Mountains, the Grand Canyon and Yosemite, fascinating Native American culture, urban cool and celebrity in Los Angeles and San Francisco and cowboys and the rodeo in Texas. It’s all here and larger than life, begging to be explored. Whether it’s the ultimate road trip or a luxury vacation – now is the perfect time to embark on the trip of a lifetime to the land of the brave and free.

As you would expect for a country so vast, there are a multitude of points of entry to the USA from the UK. There are literally hundreds of scheduled flights by providers including British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, American Airlines, United, Delta, Northwest, Continental, Kuwait and Air India. Prices vary wildly so it is well worth doing your research to find your cheapest, most convenient option for travel – there are some great discount flights to be found.