For the Massachusetts witch capital of Salem, Halloween is a year-round business.
When Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen died earlier this month, his role in creating one of Seattle's major attractions registered only as a footnote.
About 7000 good-as-new items are transferred daily to the centre's nearby retail store, which covers an entire city block.
Musicians, movie stars and royalty all feature but Kahala hotel is most famous for hosting US presidents.
To visit this four-storey treasure trove is to journey through centuries of American music.
Encountering glaciers, gold, bears and beads on a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise on Star Princess from downtown Vancouver
If you want to see Hawaii by helicopter, this is the place to do it.
Sure, food and entertainment are important. But, ultimately, don't you just want a safe landing?
Buckle up for the biggest ride of your life - this hugely diverse country packs a punch. With cities that boast their own distinctive character, from New Orleans to Las Vegas to New York, it's big, beating heart. Meander on its famed roads and experience spectacular coastlines, national parks and canyons, eclectic culture and food, and its warm, welcoming people.