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Old 06-03-2017, 01:41 PM
 
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Americans usually leave to see major cities such as London, Paris, Rome etc as well as history.

Indeed most Europeans head for NYC, although Florida and other resors are popular with Britons and Europeans from colder climates.

Actually Americans who travel abroad are usually far from any national sterotype and usually very interested in histry and events.
We're a bunch of fat loudmouth hicks wearing baseball caps and flip-flops.
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Old 06-03-2017, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Guanajuato, México
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A large percentage of that number are fueled by things that are met by domestic US destinations. Scandinavians, Germans, Brits and French, many just want to go to the costas to get some sun. In the US Florida, California and the nearby Caribbean fulfil this remit.
Spain has much more things to see than beaches and sun. I prefer the historical and cultural part of Spain rather than anything else
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Old 06-04-2017, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Great Britain
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We're a bunch of fat loudmouth hicks wearing baseball caps and flip-flops.
Well we do get some sterotype Americans but mostly they are okay.

Americans actually love history, they love to trace where their families came from, love to visit castles or historic streets or buildings and are usually very friendly and enthusiastic.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:28 PM
 
Location: London, UK
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Spain has much more things to see than beaches and sun. I prefer the historical and cultural part of Spain rather than anything else
I don't mean to be rude but who cares what you go to Spain for. I was answering a specific question.

Mexico also has great historical/cultural places but a large bulk, nearly 7 million, just go to Cancun. Your personal tastes are irrelevant when it comes to figures.
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Old 06-04-2017, 03:39 PM
 
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I agree with you.
In general If I was American I would never leave the country.
There is everything in the USA :
Beaches/Sun - California,Texas,Florida.
Deserts - Arizona,Nevada.
Mountains/Ski - Colorado,Wyoming,Montana.
US has pretty much everything except for those who are really interested in history.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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A large percentage of that number are fueled by things that are met by domestic US destinations. Scandinavians, Germans, Brits and French, many just want to go to the costas to get some sun. In the US Florida, California and the nearby Caribbean fulfil this remit.
Vegas baby!
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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US has pretty much everything except for those who are really interested in history.
Excuse me - plenty of history in most parts of the US. For Europeans it only goes back 500 years (or 1,000 counting the Vikings - but they were a closed mouth bunch) for obvious reasons. For the Native Americans, try 12,000 years plus.

Our local history may not be as extensive as Europe's or Asia's, but we've done almost as good a job of killing each other off in our comparatively brief existence.
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Old 06-04-2017, 04:54 PM
 
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Excuse me - plenty of history in most parts of the US. For Europeans it only goes back 500 years (or 1,000 counting the Vikings - but they were a closed mouth bunch) for obvious reasons. For the Native Americans, try 12,000 years plus.

Our local history may not be as extensive as Europe's or Asia's, but we've done almost as good a job of killing each other off in our comparatively brief existence.
I'm not saying it doesn't have an interesting history, but for real history buffs, other places blow it out of the water.

History is technically what's been recorded, unfortunately the Native Americans didn't record much since they lacked writing systems. In comparison, the people of Europe, Asia, and North Africa have been recording their history for thousands of years.
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Old 06-04-2017, 11:01 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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Spain is a great nation and very enticing but I think one of the reasons it is above France and the UK is something that is harder to quantify..........it doesn't get the terrorist attacks of France and the UK. Every 2 weeks either country seems to be under siege from yet another attack.

Spain is viewed not only as a very cultured, beautiful, sunny, and welcoming country but also as an oasis in a very turbulent rest of Europe.
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Old 06-05-2017, 12:40 AM
 
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Spain has much more things to see than beaches and sun. I prefer the historical and cultural part of Spain rather than anything else
Absolutely! When you combine all the history and culture of Spain with its beautiful beaches, sun, any of its varied landscape, it is paradise. I prefer those aspects also.
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