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About Life In The USA

Welcome to Life In The USA, your one-stop guide to exploring the vibrant culture, landscapes, and experiences unique to each state in America. Since our inception in 1999, we have committed ourselves to bringing you detailed and accurate information to help you make the most of your travels or enrich your understanding of our beautiful country.

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The Statue of Liberty with the One world Trade building center over hudson river and New York.

Our Story

Life In The USA started its journey back in 1999, born out of a love for travel and a passion for the diverse cultures that make America unique. Over the past two decades, we’ve grown from a small blog to a comprehensive guide covering all 50 states. Today, our mission is to offer an authentic and comprehensive insight into what makes each state unique, from their landmarks and cuisine to their history and local events.

Our Expertise

Our team consists of travel enthusiasts, journalists, and experts in American history and culture. Our founder, Elliot Essmen, is a well-respected travel writer with more than 30 years of experience in the field. Our dedicated team continually strengthens their knowledge base through ongoing research, collaboration with local experts, and most importantly, traveling to the places we write about.

Read about our original founder Elliot Essmen here.

Our Commitment to Quality Content

Every article on Life In The USA is meticulously researched and fact-checked to ensure accuracy. We collaborate with local tourism boards, travel experts, and residents to ensure our information is up-to-date and reliable. Our process ensures that you receive not only the factual data but also the local perspectives that provide a more comprehensive understanding of each location.

Partnerships and Collaborations

Over the years, we’ve established partnerships with several state tourism boards and renowned travel guides. These collaborations have helped us in bringing you authoritative and insider information on various locations.

Testimonials and Reviews

We’re proud to have received positive feedback from our users, some of whom have shared their experiences on our “Testimonials” page. A testament to our quality is the recognition we’ve received from reputable travel magazines and websites, which have often cited our guides as a reliable source of travel information.

Notable Content

We invite you to explore some of our most popular guides such as “The Ultimate Guide to California’s National Parks“. These pieces exemplify our commitment to providing comprehensive, unique, and engaging content.

Social Proof

With over 100k followers on Instagram and 50k on Facebook, we constantly share travel tips, stunning photos, and user experiences. Join our community to get daily travel inspiration and interact with fellow travel enthusiasts.

Updates and Improvements

Life In The USA is committed to staying current. We regularly update our articles to incorporate new discoveries, trends, and accurate information. We believe that every visit to our website should provide fresh and accurate information.

Contact Us

Your feedback is vital to us. For any inquiries, suggestions, or feedback, please reach out to us at [email protected]. We look forward to hearing from you.


Our journey over the last two decades has been exciting, and we look forward to continuing to serve as your trustworthy guide to exploring the USA. We’re committed to enhancing your travel experiences and broadening your knowledge about this diverse and beautiful country.