每一季的book/CD/DVD grab是我最開心的work day,因為出版社或公關公司送來給報社做review的書籍雜誌DVD都會在那裡。The Rough Guide to the USA是上一次book grab抓到其中一本,裡面提到38 things you can't miss in the U.S.。檢視了一下我的travel list還遺漏了什麼...


☆★1. New York City, New York  紐約★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: New York City is among the leading global cities, exerting a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture and entertainment. The city also is an important center for international affairs, hosting the United Nations headquarters.
‧My Travel Notes: July 2007, May 2005 and according to Dad, in 1990, too.
   (July 2007)
   (May 2005)

☆★2. Savannah, Georgia  沙瓦納,喬治亞州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Savannah was established in 1733 and was the first colonial and state capital of Georgia. Today, the city's downtown area, the Savannah Historic District, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States.

☆★3. Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida  迪士尼樂園,佛羅里達州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Located southwest of Orlando, Fla., Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited and largest recreational resort in the world, containing four theme parks, two water parks, 23 themed hotels and numerous shopping, dining, entertainment and recreation venues.
‧My Travel Notes: August 2005.


☆★4. Niagara Falls, New York  尼加拉瓜大瀑布,紐約州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Niagara Falls straddle the border separating the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. They are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power.
‧My Travel Notes: Summer of 1987, according to Dad.

☆★5. Kentucky Derby, Kentucky   肯塔基大賽馬,肯塔基州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three year-old thoroughbred horses, held annually in Louisville, Kent., on the first Saturday of May.

☆★6. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming  黃石國家公園,俄懷明州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congressas a national park on March 1, 1872, was the first of its kind. The park is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser.
‧My Travel Notes: Summer of 1987, according to Dad.

☆★7. Mardi Gras, New Orleans, Louisiana   紐澳良的嘉年華會,路易斯安納州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Mardi Gras in New Orleans, La., is one of the most famous Carnival celebrations in the United States. The Carnival season is of parades, balls (some of them masquerade balls) and king cake parties.

☆★8. Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington 西雅圖的派克市場,華盛頓州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Pike Place Market, which opened Aug. 17, 1907, is one of the oldest continually operated public farmers' markets in the United States.
‧My Travel Notes: December 2006 and August 1994.


☆★9. Glacier National Park, Montana  冰河國家公園,蒙大拿州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Glacier National Park contains two mountain ranges, sometimes referred to as the southern extension of the Canadian Rockies mountain ranges, with over 130 named lakes, more than 1,000 different species of plants and hundreds of species of animals.

☆★10. Monticello, Virginia  傑弗遜故居,維吉尼亞州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Monticello, located near Charlottesville, Va., was the estate of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the United States Declaration of Independence and the third president of the United States. The house is of Jefferson's own design.

☆★11. Pueblo de Taos, New Mexico  滔斯的佩伯羅印地安文化,新墨西哥州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Pueblo de Taos is an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos (Northern Tiwa) speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1,000 years old.

☆★12. Hiking in the Grand Cayon, Arizona   行走大峽谷,亞利桑納州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided gorge carved by the Colorado River in Arizona. It is largely contained within the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States.
‧My Travel Notes: August 2008 and according to Dad, in 1987, too.


☆★13. Swamps, New Mexico  沼澤地區,新墨西哥州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes:

☆★14. San Francisco, California  舊金山,加州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: San Francisco is a popular tourist destination famous for its landmarks, including the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, Coit Tower and Chinatown. The city also is known for its cable cars, steep rolling hills and eclectic mix of Victorian and modern architecture.
‧My Travel Notes: December 2006, November 2005 and according to Dad, in 1987, too.
   (December 2006)
   (November 2005)

☆★15. New England in the fall   秋天的新英格蘭★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: New England is a region of the United States located in the northeastern corner of the country, consisting of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. Fall in New England brings bright and colorful foliage, attracting tourism by "leaf peepers."

☆★16. Yosemite Valley, California  優勝美地山谷,加州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Yosemite Valley is the centerpiece of Yosemite National Park — also the point of entry into the park for the majority of visitors. The Valley holds both forest and large open meadows, which provide breathtaking views of the surrounding crests and waterfalls. 
‧My Travel Notes: August 2008.


☆★17. Eating a Pilly Cheesesteak, Pennsylvania  品嚐費城的乳酪牛肉三明治,賓州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Philly cheesesteak, or Philly, is a sandwich made from thinly sliced pieces of steak and melted cheese on a long roll.
‧My Travel Notes: May 2005.


☆★18. Cheyenne Frontier Days, Wyoming  拓荒者日,俄懷明州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Cheyenne Frontier Days, held annually since 1897, in Cheyenne, Wy., claims to be the largest outdoor rodeo and western celebration in the world. The event, which occurs during 10 days centered around the last full week in July, draws an estimated 300,000 people to the area every year.

☆★19. Hawaii Volcanoes, Hawaii  活火山,夏威夷州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, established in 1916, displays the results of hundreds of thousands of years of volcanism, migration and evolution — processes that thrust a bare land from the sea and clothed it with complex and unique ecosystems and a distinct human culture. 
‧My Travel Notes: Summer of 1987, according to Dad.

☆★20. Sternwheeler Rides, Mississippi River  懷舊遊輪,密西西比河★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States, running through 10 states and was used to define portions of these states' borders, including Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Arkansas, Tennessee and Mississippi.
‧My Travel Notes: July 2005.


☆★21. Aurora Borealis, Alaska  北極光,阿拉斯加州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The effect of Auroras is known as the aurora borealis, named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for north wind, Boreas, by Pierre Gassendi in 1621. The Aurora Borealis also is called the northern polar lights, as it is only visible in the sky from the Northern Hemisphere. 

☆★22. Big Bend National Park, Texas  大彎國家公園,德州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Big Bend National Park has national significance as the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States. Few areas exceed the park's value for the protection and study of geologic and paleontologic resources.

☆★23. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota  羅斯摩爾山國家保護區,南達科塔州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Mount Rushmore National Memorial, near Keystone, S.D., represents the first 150 years of the history of the United States with 60-foot sculptures of the heads of former U.S. presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln.

☆★24. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville, Tennesee  鄉村音樂名人廳,田納西州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum is built to identify and preserve the evolving history and traditions of country music and to educate its audiences. It functions as a local history museum and as an international arts organization.

☆★25. The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada  賭城拉斯維加斯大道,內華達州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Many of the largest hotel, casino and resort properties in the world are located on The Strip. The theming of hotels, casinos, and restaurants on the Strip has established the city as one of the most popular destinations for tourists
‧My Travel Notes: August 2008, December 2006 and according to Dad, in 1987, too.
   (August 2008)
   (December 2006)

☆★26. Miami's Art Deco, Florida  邁阿密的建築藝術,佛羅里達州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Miam's art deco dates back to the days of Egyptian tombs. The buildings were revolutionary when they were constructed in the early 1900s.

☆★27. Skiing in the Rocky Mountains  在洛磯山脈滑雪★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Skiing is the main attraction for tourists to the Rocky Mountains during winter time.

☆★28. Going to a baseball game  看一場棒球賽★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Baseball is popular in the United States on the professional, amateur and youth levels. Major League Baseball teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL). Every year, the champion of Major League Baseball is determined by playoffs culminating in the World Series.
‧My Travel Notes: June 10, 2005 @ Busch Stadium, St. Louis, Mo. (Yankees vs. Cardinals); March 28, 2008 @ Bricktown Ball Park, Oklahoma City, Okla. (Chicago White Sox vs. Texas Rangers)
   (June 10, 2005 ... 王建民) 
   (March 28, 2008)

☆★29. National Mall, Washington, D.C.  華盛頓特區★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The National Mall is an open-area national park in downtown Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States. The term commonly includes the areas that are officially part of West Potomac Park and Constitution Gardens to the west, and often is taken to refer to the entire area between the Lincoln Memorial and the Capitol.
‧My Travel Notes: worked in D.C. during August to November 2006. 
   

☆★30. Austin's Nightlife, Texas  奧斯汀的夜生活,德州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Austin, Texas' capital, is known for its vibrant nightlife. Austinites take pride in eccentricities and celebrate differences and being different. "Keep Austin Weird" has become a local motto in recent years.

☆★31. Driving Highway 1, California  奔馳一號公路,加州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: California's State Route 1, often called Highway 1, is a state highway that runs along much of the Pacific coast of California. It is famous for running by some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
‧My Travel Notes: March 2005.

☆★32. Chicago's Modern Architecture, Illinois  芝加哥的現代建築,伊利諾州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The outcome of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 led to the largest building boom in the history of the nation. Today, Chicago's skyline is among the world's tallest, including the Sears Tower, the Aon Center (previously the Standard Oil Building) and the John Hancock Center.
‧My Travel Notes: March 2006.
   

☆★33. Graceland, Memphis, Tennesee  貓王故居,田納西州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Graceland is the name of the 13.8-acre estate and large white-columned mansion, purchased by Elvis Presley in 1957. After purchasing the property, Presley carried out extensive modifications to suit his needs and tastes.

☆★34. Baltimore's Crabs, Maryland  巴爾第摩的大螃蟹,馬里蘭州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Baltimore is often nicknamed Crab City, as it is known for Blue Crabs. They are served at almost all restaurants across the city.
‧My Travel Notes: January 2007.


☆★35. Mount St Helens, Washington  聖海倫火山,華盛頓州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: Mount St Helens is an active stratovolcano located in Skamania County, Wash., known for its ash explosions and pyroclastic flows. The volcano's most famous catastrophic eruption on May 18, 1980, at 8:32 a.m. PDT was the deadliest and most economically destructive volcanic event in the history of the United States.

☆★36. Sweet Auburn, Atlanta, Georgia  馬丁路德‧金故居,喬治亞州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Sweet Auburn Historic District is known for the boyhood town of Martin Luther King Jr. Like other black communities throughout the country, Sweet Auburn's success was intricately tied to the residential patterns forced on African Americans during the early 20th century.
‧My Travel Notes: November 2007.
   (Martin Luther King Jr.'s boyhood home)

☆★37. Saguaro cactus, Arizona  沙漠巨掌仙人掌,亞利桑納州★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: The Saguaro is a large, tree-sized cactus species native to the Sonoran Desert in Arizona, the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California and an extremely small area of California. The saguaro blossom is the state flower of Arizona.
‧My Travel Notes: August 2008.


☆★38. Hitting the Open Road, Route 66  挑戰六十六號公路,芝加哥到洛杉磯★☆
‧Rough Guide Notes: U.S. Route 66 was a highway in the U.S. Highway System. The famous highway originally ran from Chicago, Illinois, through Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California, before ending at Los Angeles, encompassing a total of 2,448 miles.
‧My Travel Notes: October 2007.
   (Chandler, Okla., on Route 66)





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  • kuankuan
  • nice pic representing Baltimore, hahaha~ :)
    I can see my apt windows in it!
  • i know! it was too bad the car broke down that day.
    i'm going to have to visit you again, hopefully some time soon. haha

    h.sheena 於 2009/01/16 07:06 回覆

  • Kai
  • It looks so cool.
    If I have that chance, I will visit all of places that you wrote.
  • i wish i'll be able to do that, too, one day! =)

    h.sheena 於 2009/05/12 04:24 回覆

  • 我去過19個地方
    恩....看來我還不賴喔!

    希望有機會可以踏遍這些地方
    加油
  • 我希望我也可以!=)

    h.sheena 於 2009/05/17 05:59 回覆

  • 米果
  • Sheena, 我算一算免強算去過七個而已 (嗚~)
    在賓州也沒吃那個三明治...真是的...我太弱了...要多加努力了...
    好想去國家公園喔...以前我們兩個應該拼一點的 >_<
  • 那是因為妳去過太多國家了,這幾年妳就跑了日本、韓國、澳洲、西班牙...
    不要再抱怨了,妳這個環遊世界仔~

    h.sheena 於 2009/05/18 04:08 回覆

  • gaga
  • 老爺說夏天的時候想去米國"繞一圈", 到時候再來跟妳問details!
    我也要跟妳一樣... 亞美利堅大玩耍~~~ 嘿嘿!
  • 好啊,妳跟著老爺真的是吃香喝辣耶!我希望在2012年之前可以再去一次歐洲,但得先來存旅遊基金,哈。

    h.sheena 於 2010/01/09 10:11 回覆

  • lindsey
  • i&#39;ve only been to eight of them.
    so many more to go!