Greenland Ranch, California, with 134°F on July 10, 1913, holds the record for the highest temperature ever officially recorded in the United States. This station is located in barren Death Valley which is about 140 mi long and 4–16 mi wide and runs north and south in southeastern California and southwestern Nevada.
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has the three Cs — culture, cuisine and calm. Laden with orange and lemon orchards, the countryside boasts spectacular natural beauty, great for relaxing. One TripAdvisor traveler recommended: “If you are in Sicily, go on the sunset tour of Mount Etna.