North America

Down under Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn, New York
North America is massive. It is the 3rd largest continent by size and is comprised of the 2nd and 3rd largest countries. It’s huge! Extending from the tropics in Key West and Mexico to above the Arctic Circle in Alaska and Canada, it’s also incredibly diverse. There are mountains and deserts, as well as the high plains to explore. From the majestic Rocky Mountains (which has incredible skiing) to the deserts of the Southwest, it is one of the most diverse regions in the world.

There is a ton to see and do in North America. From Toronto’s multi-cultural and ethnic neighborhoods to the bucolic American South, this is the most diverse culinary region in the world. And from Silicon Valley to Manhattan, it is the business capital of the world. North America is unlike any other place on earth. Here are some of favorite articles to help you plan your trip.

Kayakers on a lake in Austin Texas

10 Best Weekend Trips in the US

Sometimes you just need to get away. Long weekend trips can be the perfect answer—they don’t require much precious vacation time, costs are manageable, and they’re a break from the everyday.

German bakery on Main Street in Fredericksburg TX

24 Great Ways to Spend a Weekend in Fredericksburg, Texas

Despite its proximity to big cities, Fredericksburg, Texas, is popular because it maintains a small town feel while having so many things to see and do. From wine tasting to taking in the local history, you’ll never be bored in Fredericksburg.

Street art mural showing colorful figures on the Tobacco Soho Building in Winston Salem NC

20 Fun Things to Do on a Weekend in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has the feeling of a small town wrapped in a big city. Once known for its industries like tobacco and textiles, Winston-Salem has broadened its appeal as a center of art, culture, and food while still paying homage to its past.

Scenes from Mayberry painted on a wall in Mt Airy NC

14 Things to Do on a Weekend in Mayberry

Mount Airy, North Carolina–affectionately known as Mayberry–was Andy Griffith’s hometown and the inspiration for the setting of The Andy Griffith Show. This charming town offers good eats, excitement in the great outdoors, and unexpected history lessons, with a bit of moonshine thrown in.