The first Europeans to establish colonies in North America were the Spanish. In 1526 a Spaniard called Lucas Vazquez de Ayllon attempted to found a colony in Carolina. (He also brought the first black slaves to North America). However the attempt failed. Many Spaniards died of disease and the survivors abandoned the colony. In 1565 Pedro Menendez de Aviles founded a settlement at St Augustine, Florida, the first permanent European settlement in what is now the USA.
Browse through Cities in the United States of America. Find where to visit whilst in the cities of America. Discover information on places to eat and nightlife you can spend your evenings dancing the night away. Find the best places to shop and where to relax after. You can also share your pictures from your visits and leave advice for other people visiting cities throughout the United States of America. Discover information on some of the most well known cities in the world, such as Las Vegas, New York, Los Angeles as well as some other less known cities. All cities have exciting and interesting things to see and visit, discover them all here.
Founded on July 16, 1790, Washington DC is unique among American cities because it was established by the Constitution of the United States to serve as the nation’s capital. From its beginning, it has been embroiled in political maneuvering, sectional conflicts and issues of race, national identity, compromise and, of course, power. The choice of Washington’s site along the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers resulted from a compromise between Alexander Hamilton and northern states who wanted the new federal government to assume Revolutionary War debts, and Thomas Jefferson and southern states who wanted the capital placed in a location friendly to slave-holding agricultural interests.
Discover tours of America. Find information on different tours across the United States of America, from the world famous Route 66 to the lesser known Blues Route, the Florida Keys as well as driving routes across different states. Share your driving tours with us. With so many amazing places in one country, the United States of America has some of the best driving tours anywhere in the world.
Cuisine of the United States of America. Information guide about the cuisine from the different states. Discover the influences of different regions, what makes up the food and the different ingrediants used in the different areas of America. Find and share local recipes from all across America and find new and interesting meals that you could try cooking at home for yourself or your family.