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.

Cruise ship leaving Vancouver

Six Vancouver Sights Not to Miss

Vancouver is often overlooked in Canada in favor of the country’s largest city (Toronto) and the culture of the East (Montreal). But to travel to Canada and overlook Vancouver would be a huge mistake. I first visited Vancouver in 1986 for the International Exposition (Expo) and the city has changed remarkably since then. A recent …

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Vancouver street art mural of Vincent van Gogh

Vancouver’s Surprising Street Art Murals

“Let’s go down there. There may be some graffiti,” I said to my friend. We turned the corner and entered the alley. Immediately the wafting stench of urine hit our nostrils. “Oh wow, look at these street art murals!” We hit the jackpot off Cordova Street.

Street art in Chinatown of a girl and a tiger

A Walk Through Graffiti Alley in Toronto

Urban artists craft huge murals welcoming locals and visitors in Rush Lane and Chinatown – the graffiti alley of Toronto. We found an honest beauty and satisfaction in exploring the underbelly of the street art scene in the graffiti alley of Toronto.

Abandoned farming equipment at the Holzwarth National Historic Site inside the Rocky Mountain National Park

Grand Lake and Rocky Mountain National Park

I grew up in Colorado and spent a childhood exploring the state. My favorite part of Colorado lies just across the Continental Divide from Denver – Grand Lake and the western slope of Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). This is a perfect three-day road trip from Denver and is what people come from around the world to see!