About Guide of US

Learn about our Purpose, Mission, Goals and Team

Guide of US ('GoUS') was developed to provide travelers with everything they’ll need to create the perfect trip. Since 2000, our company has assisted hundreds of millions of visitors in the process of planning and booking the vacation of their dreams. This website is continually a work in progress, regularly adding new destinations and updated visitor information. We're dedicated to being the one-stop resource for each & every destination we cover.

Our team is committed to assisting visitors with what we refer to as ‘the three essential steps’: to Plan, to Book, and ultimately – to Go!

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Our Company & Services

Across the United States, tourism is a trillion dollar industry that continues to provide countless jobs, small business opportunities, and helps support millions of families.

Our team founded the 'Guide of US' Travel Network based on the principle of helping America reconnect with the travel and tourism market, giving each family the opportunity to venture out and experience the natural landmarks and incredible beauty of our country.

Guide of US recognizes that many destinations are continually looking for visitor growth by properly utilizing the digital tools, channels and inbound marketing techniques of the modern web. But attracting both new and repeat visitors has entirely new challenges in a bold new innovative age of online technology. Guide of US is engaging those challenges head on to build a new kind of tourism model that provides meaningful experiences to our website visitors across our family of sites.

Our team at Guide of US has crafted and continues to create authentic tourism web solutions within incredibly popular destination markets. Our work focuses on helping location businesses, in addition to traditional tourism organizations like CVBs and DMOs, but we equally have the experience to support and provide growth to establishments like Chambers of Commerce, Regional Tourism Authorities, local & regional Government entities, travel trade show conferences, and other organizations working within the visitor destination or local community markets

Our Story & Leadership Team

GuideofUS was founded in the summer of 2000, by John C. Derrick - in the pursuit of providing free travel information to visitors online. In 2002, GoUS Hawaii ('Hawaii-Guide') was created as part of that broader vision, and today, through the continued development of our website, ebooks, email campaigns, and media packages, our dedicated Hawaii team of experts assists millions of Hawaii travelers annually.

Our team recognizes that we are each truly blessed to be here, and to serve both the visitors of this website and the individual communities we represent through our tourism efforts. Our sincerest gratitude for your support!

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John C. Derrick
Editor-in-Chief / CEO

John is an avid fan of both traveling and exploring/adventures in general. Having visited all 50 U.S. states by age 21, he continues to believe traveling is a gift that never ceases giving; it's a passion he's eager to share with others at every opportunity available. John has particular interests in landscape photography, traveling, technology, birds (parrots in particular), and hiking.

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Victoria C. Derrick
Executive Publisher / President

Like her husband, Victoria too has been captured by traveling and the many incredible experiences those adventures bring. Victoria oversees both the publishing and sales teams at GuideofUS. She also has a passion for capturing popular U.S. destinations through photos and video and subsequently sharing that media with others.

Our Mission

Our mission at Guide of US is to provide and entrust travelers with accurate, resourceful, and pertinent information for popular destinations within the United States of America and to share our insight into the unique cultural, historical, and natural wonders of the USA.

Our Objectives

To Provide: information we feel necessary to empower travelers with the best possible experiences. 
To Promote: local business and destinations within the United States.
To Preserve: the ideals and customs of each unique state or region so that future generations can equally experience the beauty and traditions of the travel destinations we promote.

Feedback & Comments

As always, we genuinely welcome your feedback, comments, and suggestions. Email us at info@guideofus.com

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