The two continents which make up this part of the world were largely unknown to the outside world until the 15th century when Christopher Columbus accidentally discovered North America. Although the Norse explorer Leif Erikson had already sailed to this part of the planet before the Spanish, he did not colonize the land and left it just as he had found it. Mass emigration from Europe to these ‘exotic’ lands resulted in large indigenous populations being wiped out from diseases and enslavement, leading to a huge loss of history and culture. However, today, the legacy of colonization has ensured that both the Americas share many common traits, common Indo-European languages, and a dominant religion, Christianity, which accounts for 86% of the population. The English influence on Anglo America which includes Canada and the United States is quite apparent when compared to Latin America which had a larger Spanish and Portuguese presence.

Given the extent of land that the Americas cover, from north to south, the diversity of the landscape and climate is vast. Kaffeklubben Island, the northernmost point on the earth lies in this region, while the southernmost point of the Americas extends to Antarctica. Running along the west coast is the American Cordillera which comprises the Andes in South America and the Rocky Mountains and other ranges in North America. The eastern side which is much flatter is characterized by large river basins such as the Mississippi and the Amazon. Today, travelers to the Americas are as ‘wowed’ by the New World as were the explorers. The blend of the old with the new, the gleaming metropolises such as Chicago, New York, Rio de Janeiro, and Miami to name a few, with some of the most advanced technology in the world, the rugged Wild West, and the lost worlds of South America, draw thousands of travelers to this part of the world.

Machu Picchu is the Incan Big Apple

Machu Picchu Is The Incan Big Apple

I was 11 years old when I heard this name for the first time. I was intrigued even by the sound of it. I read and studied about it for months and then my father took me to visit it. Not even for one second did I ever imagine that Machu Picchu would become, only 7…

Top 10 Things To Do In Montreal

Top 10 Things To Do In Montreal

It is the second-largest French-speaking city in the world (after Paris), originally called Ville-Marie, Montreal is named after Mount Royal, the triple-peaked hill located in the heart of the city. The main city of Montréal occupies a 48 km (30 miles) long island along with the convergence of the St. Lawrence and Ottawa rivers. The…

Top 10 Things To Do In Miami

Top 10 Things To Do In Miami While In Ultra Music Festival

UMF (Ultra Music Festival) was founded by two local music lovers, Russell Faibisch and Alex Omes. Since its creation in 1999. It is truly an institution in the American EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene and a showcase for some of the most amazing DJs, artists, and performers when each show “brings it” and leaves you…

Top 25 Things To Do In New York City

Top 25 Things To Do In New York City

New York City is the largest and most populated city in the USA and one of the most beautiful, exciting, captivating, and truly amazing cities in the world. Known as “The Big Apple” it is a major world capital and a world leader in finance, arts, culture, architecture, communications and entertainment. It is the center…

Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco

Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco

Explore one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Although the city is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small – only 49 square miles. So it is very easy to see and discover endless things in a short period of time. From historic Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to…

Top 10 Things To Do In Lima

Top 10 Things To Do In Lima

Lima was founded on January 18, 1535, as Ciudad de Los Reyes (City of the Kings), by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro. It became the capital and most important city for the Spanish Kingdom in the New World within the next years. It quickly became the epicenter of culture, religion, architecture, trade, fashion and more in…

Top 10 Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

Top 10 Things To Do In Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is known as the “Marvelous City” for a reason. Actually for many many reasons. Rio de Janeiro is the second largest city of Brazil and the sixth in the Americas. “Rio” as most people call it,  is one of the main tourist destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, famous for its beaches, Carnaval celebration and…

Top 7 Things To Do In Panama City

Top 7 Things To Do In Panama City

Between the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean lies one of the most vibrant and fascinating cities of Latin America: Panama City. The only place in the world where you can see the sunrise on the Atlantic and set on the Pacific. Panama may be a small country in size but its population’s warmth, traditions, rapid…

Top 7 Things To Do In Cancun

Top 7 Things To Do In Cancun

Who would have imagined that spot the Mayans called “nest of serpents”, Cancun, would become 1/3 of Mexico’s tourism revenue. If you want to enjoy the great weather and beautiful, white-sand beaches surrounded by hundreds of years of history and traditions, Cancun is the place. Three hundred years ago Cancun had 3 inhabitants and today, there are…

Top 10 Things To Do In Puerto Rico

Top 7 Things To Do In Puerto Rico

World renowned celebrities such as Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez or Benicio Del Toro call Puerto Rico home but hundreds of thousands of tourists call Puerto Rico one of the best and most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. It is known as “La Isla del Encanto”, Spanish for “the charming island”. Beautiful tropical weather all year round, welcoming…

Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago

Top 10 Things To Do In Chicago

An estimated 2.7m residents, 237 square miles of land, 26 miles of lakefront, nearly 300 theaters and more than 8000 restaurants are some of the facts that make of Chicago one of the greatest and most beautiful cities in the United States. They call Chicago “The Windy City” and we think it is because everything…

Top Things To Do In Havana

Top 10 Things To Do In Havana

Havana it’s not just the capital of Cuba but also the capital salsa of the world. Havana has given us one of most refreshing and popular drinks “Mojitos”, the most popular Latin artist of all times known as “Queen Celia Cruz”, the best dancers, musicians, the best doctors in all of Latin America come from…

Top 11 Things To Do In Las Vegas

Top 11 Things To Do In Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a city that needs no introduction. This metropolis, located in the middle of the Mojave desert, is home to 17 of the 20 biggest hotels in the U.S. and hosts more than 41 million people each year. Las Vegas is a dream come true to many, an ever-changing fantasy-land of a city, a place where people make fortunes in…

Top Things To Do In Los Angeles

Top 10 Things To Do In Los Angeles

Los Angeles, the second-largest city in America, is a modern, trendsetting city with diverse residents, a rich global culture, varying landscape, good eats, impressive architecture, eye candy and sunny nearly all year around. Visit the Universal Studios theme park, take a picture of the Hollywood sign, wander along Hollywood Boulevard to Grauman’s Chinese Theater and…

Top Things To Do In Orlando

Top 7 Things To Do In Orlando

After our recent visit to Orlando, we can assure you this city is more than just Mickey Mouse’s hometown, its year-round sunny weather, high quality of life and attractions, wonderful spas, amazing shopping malls, incredible restaurants and more. Nobody really knows how this city got its name, it has had various nicknames over the years including City Phenomenal,…

Top 7 Things To Do In Mexico City

Top 7 Things To Do In Mexico City

México City has everything you could possibly ever need or want. Although they say the city is constantly sinking and has sunk more than nine meters in some areas over the last 100 years, it has grown and developed economically more than many other Central American countries. It is the largest metropolitan area in the western…

Top Things To Do In Toronto

Top 7 Things To Do In Toronto

If there is a city where we really felt at home, that was Toronto. This incredible city is one of the cleanest, safest, most peaceful and most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One can listen to more than 180 languages in one day while wandering around Toronto. It truly is a melting pot, always ready…

Top Things To Do In Honolulu

Top 7 Things To Do In Honolulu

When Kamehameha III proclaimed Honolulu the capital city of the independent Kingdom of Hawaii in 1850, he did not know it would become one of the hottest and most visited places in the world. People from all over the world and all ages dream and fantasize about this exotic island. Honolulu lives mostly on Tourism…

Top Things To Do In Vancouver

Top 6 Things To Do In Vancouver

Vancouver is a seaport city located on the western side of Canada. This marvelous city truly is a melting pot, by far one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse modern metropolis we have ever visited. It is, according to the statistics, the third most “livable place in the world” for its high standard of…

Top 9 Things To Do In San Diego

America’s finest city, that is San Diego. A small paradise on the southern coast of California with a full range of attractions for everyone to enjoy. Over 112 km (70 miles) of beautiful sun-drenched beaches, countless parks and gardens, plenty of fine restaurants, a buzzing nightlife, adventure sports and more. Thanks to its year-round amazing…

Top 8 Things To Do In Seattle

Top 8 Things To Do In Seattle

Seattle, former land of the Duwamish and the Suquamish people for over 4000 years is now the main city of Washington State and One of the most important seaport cities in the USA. It is the northernmost city in the United States with a little bit over half a million inhabitants right next to Canada.…

Top 10 Things To Do In Boston

Top 10 Things To Do In Boston

Boston is one of North America’s most beautiful cities. This vibrant, thriving city is renowned for its cultural facilities, world-class educational institutions, champion sports franchises, as well as its place at the very forefront of American history. There are over 50 colleges and universities in the Greater Boston area, including Harvard and MIT. It has…

Top 10 Things To Do In Dallas

Top 10 Things To Do In Dallas

Don’t let the heat keep you away from visiting Dallas, everybody said to me. Yes, it was hot, but it was actually the warmth of its people that made us stay. Its many attractions, cultural events, parks, museums, the famous Dallas Zoo and Aquarium, nightlife and great restarurants make of this southern city a perfect…

Top 10 Things To Do In Sao Paulo

Top 10 Things To Do In Sao Paulo

When I think of great architecture, amazing food, lovely people, excellent entertainment, 90 wonderful museums, 54 green parks, beautiful language and incomparable melting pot in South America that has one name only: Sao Paulo. This metropolis is always welcoming to all those who pay a visit. Whether you go on business or pleasure, Sao Paulo has an…