Ben Groundwater

Traveller's globetrotting backpacker, Ben Groundwater, finds the good, the bad and the ugly in the world’s best destinations. Ben is a columnist, blogger, feature writer, and co-star of the web series Beauty and the Backpacker, who has visited more than 80 countries during his 12 years in the industry. Ben was named travel writer of the year by the Australian Society of Travel Writers in 2014 and 2015.

Utah's Monument Valley at sunset.

The 50 highlights of America, state by state

There is so much natural and man-made diversity in the United States that it can be hard to decide what to see and where to go. Here's a quick guide to pick the exact state you want to be in.

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