Monday, March 16, 2015

The States #1

Hi everyone,
Because I'm still waiting to know the state I'm going to live in next year, I decided to make some blogposts about the different American states. In each post I will describe ten states. I don't know if I'll do all the states, because at that time I'll probably already have my host family and have other things to write about.
There's much to tell about each state so there must be some important things that I don't mention. Just leave a comment if you can add something interesting! Enjoy reading :)


Alabama - Yellowhammer State
Alabama has a rich and dynamic musical history ('Sweet Home Alabama'). The state is also famous for its role in the struggle for equality between black and white Americans. The name 'Yellowhammer State' comes from the state bird.

Alaska - The Last Frontier
Alaska is situated in the northwest of the North American continent. It has a longer coastline than all the other U.S. states combined. It's also the largest state. There is much wildlife, mountains and lakes. In the winter it can get really cold!

Arizona - The Grand Canyon State
Arizona has a desert climate and is one of the states with the most hours of sun. Of course it's famous because of the Grand Canyon, but there are many other beautiful spots. About one - quarter of the state is made up of Indian Reservations that serve as the home of a number of native American tribes.

Arkansas - The Natural State
Arkansas is really diverse: there are regions with mountains but also many forests in the south. The state has many rivers, lakes and caves. It's a good place for outdoor recreation.

California - Golden State
There's so much to tell about California: the famous cities (San Francisco, LA), the sunny beaches, the theme parks, the beautiful nature including Yosemite National Park... It's the state where the most people in the USA live!

Colorado - Centennial State
Even people from Europe come to visit Colorado because of its beautiful ski areas. Colorado also covers a beautiful part of the Rocky Mountains. The biggest city and capital is Denver.

Connecticut - Constitution State
Connecticut was influential in the development of the federal government of the United States. Much of southern and western Connecticut is part of the New York Metropolitan area. The first European settlers were Dutch and initially, half of Connecticut was a part of the Dutch colony Nieuw - Nederland (New Netherland).

Delaware - First State
Delaware was also initially colonized by Dutch traders. It became the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States which is why it's called the first state. It's the second smallest state of the USA.

Florida - Sunshine State
Florida is known for its beaches, palm trees and surfing. It has the longest coastline and special animals like crocodiles. It's the third most populous state but that's not a big surprise: who doesn't want to live in the Sunshine State?

Georgia - Peach State
The last state of today, Georgia! Also known as the Empire State of the South. The largest town is Atlanta. It has a nice coastline and a beautiful mountain scenery.

In which states have you already been?

Source: wikipedia


  1. Al die staten zien er leuk uit! En nee, ik ben er nog nooit geweest, maar het lijkt me geweldig!

  2. Alles lijkt me heel leuk. Zelf ben ik in New York, California, Arizona en Nevada geweest.

  3. Leuke blog post! Ik wil ook echt super graag met EF naar america high school doen. Ga waarschijnlijk deze zomer met EF een talencursus doen in het buitenland. Hoop dat je het leuk gaat hebben! :) Isabella x

    1. Wat tof dat je een taalcursus gaat doen! Veel plezier :)