What is USA Weekend Guide?

USA Weekend Guide is an independently-run field guide to traveling the United States. Founded in 2018, our mission is to introduce you to new, exciting, and offbeat places in the United States. We also hope to help you make your weekends as epic as possible.

We’re a team of weekend warriors who love to explore, drive, hike, and bike during those precious two days off each week. As experts in USA travel, we are always looking out for the best weekend getaways in the United States.

Meet The Team

Kay Rodriguez,

Kay is an avid freelance travel writer and photographer based in Washington, DC. Originally born in Lynchburg, Virginia, she spent most of her childhood exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains and Appalachia. She has also lived in Houston, Texas and Washington, DC. In her free time, she loves traveling within the United States and is eager to share how beautiful and vast her home country is.

When she’s not exploring the world or working on her main travel website, Jetfarer, you can find her tramping through the forest on a long hike, scouring every cafe in a city for the perfect chai latte, or window shopping in an up-and-coming neighborhood in the USA. Her favorite places in the United States (so far) are Big Bend National Park and Portland, Oregon.


Rafael Lima, Contributor

Rafael is a medical student gone travel lover based in Houston, Texas. After growing up in Fort Worth, Texas, Rafael has road tripped through most of the Lone Star State. He loves rock climbing and hiking and can drive for ages before he gets tired. Recently, he lived and worked for a few months in Albuquerque, NM and Loma Linda, CA, where in between clinical shifts, he explored the cities and nature nearby.

You can usually find Rafael in the clinic, but when he’s out and about, you can find him sipping on a beer at the local beer garden or at the nearest climbing gym. During holidays, he’s more often than not in his car on a long road trip, listening to Revisionist History and Radiolab podcasts on his car speakers. His favorite places in the United States are the Grand Canyon and Glacier National Park.