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North America Travel Articles
North America only consists of 3 countries, but Canada, the United States, and Mexico couldn’t be more different from a cultural and travel perspective. With nearly 100 articles, let us help plan your trip to the region.
- Why the Best of Hawaii Lies Beyond Oahu
- Many RTW tickets offer the chance to stop in Hawaii and see the islands that many people only ever dream of visiting. However, most of the best sights that Hawaii has to offer lie beyond Hawaii. Having visited the four largest islands, Jo Fitzsimons explains why you should explore Hawaii beyond Oahu.
- Exploring the Outdoors in British Columbia
- How much do you know about travel in British Columbia, Canada? When planning a trip and deciding where to go and what to do, have you ever considered planning your trip around mountains and outdoor adventures? For independent travelers, Canada offers a wealth of possibilities, particularly in British Columbia.
- Indie Travel Guide to the Yukon Territory
- There's more to the Yukon Territory than just wilderness. See for yourself the wonders of being somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
- Alaska: The Tip of the Iceberg
- If you have yet to visit Alaska, join Ms Traveling Pants in her discovery of the Last Frontier. Be prepared to be awe-struck by its nature, size, wildlife, the kind Alaskan people, and more.
- Everything You Need to Know About Traditional Mexican Food and Drink
- Teaser: Tex-Mex is most people’s introduction to Mexican flavors, but the food is quite different to traditional Mexican fare. After eating her way through Mexico, Jo Fitzsimons explains why you shouldn’t order fajitas and margaritas in Mexico, and what you should try instead.
- 5 U.S. Destinations That Feel Foreign
- Kristen Kuchar tells why you don’t have to leave American when you want to visit a foreign land.
- Miami Nice – Family Fun in South Beach, Florida
- Traveling to South Beach with toddlers may not be an obvious choice, what with the drag shows, 36 oz. giant drinks, and scantily-clad bodies everywhere, but Michelle Lafleur will show you that there are enough kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained on a budget that parents can afford.
- Leave your heart in San Francisco
- The foggy city by the bay will leave you seduced by the chilled-out vibe, worn out by rolling hills, sated by fresh fusion cooking and blissed out by hazy California afternoons. San Francisco will charm you for sure but be warned: it may also claim your heart.
- The First-Timer’s Guide to Hot Air Balloon Festivals in the U.S
- Expecting an aching neck from looking skyward, Kimberly Damon discovered a lot more to do at a hot air balloon festival, including getting up close and personal with a 900lb silk cow, kicking back with live music, and how to take a balloon "ride" without spending a fortune.
- Liberty Station, San Diego’s New Tourist Attraction
- When Teresa Bergen was growing up across the street from San Diego's Naval Training Center, civilians were barred from the huge tract of land. Now Teresa -- and everybody else -- can shop, dine, run, bike, attend performances and festivals, and admire the nautical details of the old navy buildings. Liberty Station is poised to become San Diego's major new arts and culture district.