I could start by listing the physical locations like Half Dome, Angel's Landing, Sedona, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley... or their metaphorical 'photoshop' overlays like 'Journey to Ixtlan', 'Picnic at Hanging Rock', 'Twin Peaks', 'Lucky Luke' (or 'Mulholland Drive' on the previous trip)... but neither does it justice. To truly understand the scales at work in the US, you have to experience the Southwest heat on your skin or submerge in the freezing cold of the Pacific (and later the Atlantic) Ocean. The tried-and-true itinerary involves flying to San Francisco to visit colleagues, then embarking on a 3-week road trip through the Southwest, culminating in a week absorbed in New York City's (night)life.
While in the wilderness, we managed to avoid all venomous creatures, but once back in civilization, it only took two days before a woman called my sister a 'Bitch!' in a parking lot.
P.S. Be careful with the donut holes and the In-N-Out burgers!
P.P.S. The Instagram edit starts at instagram.com/p/CheHj7bOXBM/?taken-by=talpitoo.