Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories
In “Ultimate Extravagant USA Road Trip V: Pacific States & Territories,” Episode, #166, Meredith Curtis becomes your tour guide a final trip through the USA—this time it’s a cruise starting in Alaska and making our way down the west coast and out to Hawaii. From the island state, we’ll make our way to our five territories. You will see some breathtaking views, enjoy delicious seafood, and venture into the Ring of Fire. Grab your navigation chart, pack your suitcase, and don’t forget your swimsuit and life jacket—there’s lot of miles sailing over the ocean! This is the fifth in our series of USA road trips—traveling is a great way to learn geography the fun way!
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Hi! Today, I’m your tour guide. Ready for a whirlwind trip through the Pacific states and our 5 inhabited territoreis?
Pacific Ocean, extremes, Ring of Fire, seafood.
Largest state, Mt. Denali, mountains, glaciers, moose, caribou, bears, bison, reindeer
Peninsula, Denali, fauna (animals), tundra, national parks & preserves, ports
Mount Saint Helens, Olympic National Park, Mount Olympus
Volcano eruption, “geological layers,” rainforest, waterfalls, mountains
Crater Lake, Crater lake National Park
Extinct volcano, alpine lakes
Redwood National Forest, Sequoia National Park, Mojave Desert, Joshua Tree, Death Valley
Agriculture, volcanoes, islands, mountain ranges, deserts, valleys, fertile farmland, earthquakes
Missionaries, Coral Church
Archipelago, volcanoes, multicultural population, missionaries
Fiafia, Christian influence
Archipelago, natural harbor, coral reefs, volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, tropical flowers, tropical fruits
Northern Mariana Islands
Tinian, Diving for WWII weapons or artifacts
Mariana Trench, World War II, shipwrecks, diving
Pacific War Musuem, Capital Hagnatna
World War II, history of island, division between Guam and Northern Mariana Islands
US Virgin Islands
Sandy Point National Wildlife Refuge, Estate Whim Plantation, coral reef diving
Archipelago, Danish culture, archipelago, sugar mill, sugar plantation, coral reef, SCUBA diving, snorkeling
Fort Fortaleza, Castillo San felipe del Morro, Palacio de Santa Catalina
Tropical archipelago, mountains, hurricanes,
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