So much to see and do
Whether you are a first time visitor to North America or a traveller that comes back to visit and explore year after year, this huge continent offers so much to see and do.
There’s a big ‘wow factor’ to be experienced on a holiday to North America. Its sheer natural beauty is jaw dropping. Majestic mountain ranges, arid, brick-red deserts, vast National Parks, huge waterfalls, wide open prairies and stunning coastlines create a jigsaw of scenes and sights that are all-consuming.
And from north to south across North America, you can experience every climate. Alaska rubs noses with the Arctic, where you can follow the progress of polar bears and orca in their icy homeland. The largest contiguous coastal temperate rain forest runs from Kodiak Island in Alaska south through Canada’s British Columbia right down to California’s “fogbelt” redwoods. The red-rock deserts of the Grand Canyon are simply stunning.
North America is packed with culture – art, music, film within a social melting pot of peoples and identities. There’s a huge range of foods on offer with individual states specialising in particular dishes and cuisines; Texan ribs, Mexican tacos, Maine lobster and oysters and champagne in Vancouver. So much to experience.
A holiday in the USA can’t be boxed into one type of experience. This country is a blend of so many different things and is a land so vast, that you can experience several continents in one as you travel through it. In fact it is such a big country that you would have to pick off different states on separate visits. And its’ size makes it ideal for road trips where under huge open skies, you can drive through deserts, under tall mountain peaks, and past wheat fields that roll off into the distance. Take in the lush rainforests of the Pacific Northwest, the swamplands of the South and the bucolic rural lanes of New England.
With a vast range of foods, from Texan barbeque ribs to New York bagels and Californian oysters and the same dichotomy of sharp modern cities and vast national parks, the USA is a country of hearty appetites, towering buildings and big skies. All wrapped up in a patchwork of cultures and people which belies its colonial and pioneer past.
Canada, the USA’s northern neighbour, is famous for its spectacular wilderness, rich wildlife, urbane cities and diverse cultures. It is a superb destination for both first time visitors and regular travellers alike. Even larger than the USA, Canada stretches across 6 different time zones and each of its provinces offers something different. It’s an incredibly diverse country. The landscape changes are you move West to East across Canada. From the beautiful coastal city of Vancouver over the mountains and lakes of the Canadian Rockies. To the Arctic tundra and forests. And onto the farmland, vineyards and maple forests and cosmopolitan cities of Quebec, Toronto and Montreal. Culturally, Canada is equally diverse, a blend of Aboriginal (First Nationas, Métis and Inuit), British and French traditions, influences and architecture.
From fly drives to winnebagoes, road trips along Route 66 and beyond. Harley Davidson hire, Alaskan cruises, city breaks, iconic train rides across Canada. Family trips to Disney, New England in the Fall and ranching holidays in Montana. We could write an almost endless list. A holiday in North America really does offer something for everyone.
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