With a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles), between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea level. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast.
North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory: Canada, United States of America, Mexico and Greenland.
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Spread across a large area, this destination is nothing if not diverse. Choosing a single place to focus your time, that is a true challenge. There are attractions everywhere so be ready to come back another day, and after some time here, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. Exploring the Area The biggest cities are along the coast. History …
Planning a Trip
Contents1 Visas2 Money3 General Tips3.1 Talk to other people who have done a similar trip.3.2 Plan big and loose. Read everything you can about the area.3.3 Set up a pre-trip time-line so you don’t end up with a full todo list your last week of work or school.3.4 The longer the trip, the lighter you should pack. This might seem strange, but …
A perfect city for exploring on foot with a shop around every corner. Much of the inner city can be walked without trouble, however, in parts walking include crowds, uneven streets, heavy traffic, and skinny sidewalks. If that’s a problem, there are plenty of taxi’s to ride in and scooters to rent. How to Travel Subway – The metro is the …
History & Culture
Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
Take a look at each of our stunning locations and imagine yourself there: Contents1 Lakes and Mountains2 Beautiful Beaches3 Country Life4 Where to Start Lakes and Mountains Stay in our four star lakeside accommodation, whether you choose one of our log chalets or a contemporary apartment, you will look over stunning views of the valley. Perhaps go for a gentle …
“Do you want to visit a Buddhist monastery?” my mom asked one day as we stood in the kitchen. I took a while to respond because I was mildly preoccupied making a peanut butter and jelly sandwich — and because I wasn’t entirely sure I’d heard her correctly. “A Buddhist monastery, Mom? There’s a Buddhist monastery here?” “Yes, there’s one …Continue reading
A few years ago, I decided that I would like to get into photography. So, I did some research and bought a fairly expensive DSLR camera. I also read lots of articles and books on how to take great pictures. The results were quite impressive. I was finally taking really good photographs. So when I went to Iceland with my …Continue reading
Discover the Djenne Mosque, the largest mud structure in the world, in Mali. Photograph: Robert Van Der Hilst/Getty Images Contents0.1 Asia0.2 1. Mountain biking, Cappadocia, Turkey0.3 2. Climbing Mount Ramelau, East Timor1 Sign up to The Flyer: weekly travel inspiration, emailed direct to you1.1 3. Frozen river trek, India1.2 4. Horse riding, Georgia1.3 5. Jungles of Papua New Guinea1.4 6. …Continue reading