I feel very blessed to have been able to travel so extensively in this country over the years, and to have gotten out and discovered the little known places as well as delight in the famous and spectacular sights of mass pilgrimage known to millions. I'm proud to call myself an American geographer, 'cause this is the best damn landmass on the planet if you ask me.
Ours was once a grand republic, but is now only a bankrupt empire. Let's hope that the things which make each individual place on the map interesting and unique will persist as a strength that can be utilized during the transition into a new voluntary confederation of smaller and locally derived political entities continent wide.
Tourism is a clean and renewable industry so let's promote more of it here at home, whenever we can. Besides we're a real bargain around the world with such a sinking dollar.
Another shameless plug for my industry, which is one of the few the U.S. has a trade surplus in.
New York City