North America stretches over 4000 miles from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico, and more than 5000 miles wide from Atlantic to Pacific.
There is such an exciting range of travel opportunities it is difficult to know where to start. Polar bears and Northern Lights? First Nations Culture? Wilderness? Twenty four hour action in New York or Las Vegas? The possibilities are endless.
Canada is the world’s second largest country, but with only half the population of the UK. From the magnificent Rocky Mountains to beautiful coastlines, and from wilderness to vibrant cosmopolitan cities, it is a country which will draw you back again and again. The unspoiled coastlines of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island are dotted with picturesque villages and lighthouses, and have the magnificent wilderness of the national parks, fantastic for walking and hiking. Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Vancouver Island has stunning scenery from pristine coastlines and snowcapped mountains to emerald forests and vineyards. Banff National Park was Canada’s first national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Canadian Rockies. The park is a year-round protected wilderness area offering rugged alpine beauty.
Definitely The Great Outdoors, there is so much to do: go grizzly and black bear viewing in British Columbia; glide through the treetops on a zip wire in Whistler; go sea kayaking off Vancouver Island; cycle in Quebec; try gold panning in the Yukon; hike in the Rockies; get soaked at Niagara Falls; see polar bears….
The geography and climate of the USA is hugely diverse, from volcanoes in Hawaii to the lush green of New England – with deserts in Arizona and swamps in Louisiana in between!
Alaska is the largest state in the USA – a land of staggering natural beauty it has more active glaciers and ice fields than any other place in the inhabited world. By contrast there are fabulous beaches in Florida where temperatures can soar! The Grand Canyon is one of the most well-known natural sites with spectacular scenery, although very close to the glitz of Las Vegas. There are some fabulous places to experience – try being a history buff in Boston; visit the Florida Everglades with wild dolphins, pelicans and alligators as companions: shop till you drop in New York: visit the wineries in California…