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.

Top 9 Things To Do In The Bahamas

Top 9 Things To Do In The Bahamas

Nestled in the Caribbean Sea and encompassing a chain of 700 islands and more than 2000 small cays. The Bahamas is well known worldwide as one of the greatest travel destinations, mainly because of its world-class resorts, pristine beaches and natural wonders. Join us on a journey in true paradise with the Top 9 Things…

Top 9 Things To Do In St. Martin and St. Maarten

Top 9 Things To Do In St. Martin / St. Maarten

Saint Martin (French: Saint-Martin; Dutch: Sint Maarten) is an island in the northeast Caribbean, divided into a Dutch and French side and very popular with cruise ships and vacationers that come for relaxing, sunbathing, shopping, dining, sailing and other water sports. The French and Dutch have lived side by side on St. Maarten/St. Martin for…

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 9 Things To Do In Saint Barthelemy

Top 9 Things To Do In Saint Barthelemy

St. Barthelemy, casually known as St. Barts, was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493, and he later named it in honor of his brother, Bartolomeo. In the mid-1600s, the French arrived and built a small settlement. Nowadays, Saint Barthélemy is a pearl of the Antilles in the Caribbean Sea, it is possibly the chicest island in the Caribbean…

Top 9 Things To Do In Quebec City

Top 9 Things To Do In Quebec City

Loaded with history and culture, Québec City is unique among North American cities and maintains its European roots with a predominantly French-speaking society. With its cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century architecture and outdoor cafes, Old Québec has a European-style charm. It is a magical wonderland in the winter and a breathtaking landscape in the summer…

Top 9 Things To Do In Philadelphia

Top 9 Things To Do In Philadelphia

Philadelphia is no doubt one of the most interesting places on the USA map and has been long known as a tourist attraction for history, culture and food lovers alike. Philadelphia is a city of firsts. On top of hosting America’s first birthday, it also started up the country’s first daily newspaper, America’s first zoo/university/library/hospital,…

Top 9 Things To Do In Fire Island

Top 9 Things To Do In Fire Island

Off the coast of New York, there lies a long island chain known as the Long Island which penetrates the Atlantic Ocean. Now, Fire Island happens to be a long island stretch running almost parallel to the south of the Long Island. As the name suggests, the island itself has a very intriguing history which…

Top 9 Things To Do In British Virgin Islands

Top 9 Things To Do In British Virgin Islands

The British Virgin Islands (BVI), a British overseas territory, is an archipelago comprising 50 islands. It lies east of Puerto Rico and immediately northwest of the am (USVI), its culturally dominant neighbor. The main islands – Tortola, Anegada, Virgin Gorda and Jost Van Dyke are popular with sailors, fishermen, sun worshippers, and other independent travelers who…

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Top 9 Things To Do In Barbados

First settled by the British in 1625, Barbados is and an island country that belongs to the Lesser Antilles, and an attractive tourist destination with white sand beaches and glimmering blue waters. Steeped in history, architecture, wildlife, sporting events, renowned restaurants. This beautiful little island offers a broad range of intriguing attractions, makes it the perfect Caribbean vacation.…

Top 8 Things To Do In Uruguay

Top 8 Things To Do In Uruguay

Tucked in between Brazil and Argentina, tiny Uruguay is often missed out or forgotten about. The common misconception is that there aren’t many places to visit in Uruguay. However, all those who travel to Uruguay will fall in love with the country. With Spanish and African influences, this is one of South America’s most intoxicating countries. Check…

Top 8 Things To Do In The Turks and Caicos

Top 8 Things To Do In Turks and Caicos

The Turks and Caicos Islands, a British overseas territory near the Bahamas in the Caribbean, consisting of 40 islands and cays, 8 of which are inhabited. It is arguably an excellent destination for divers and snorkelers and one of the most beautiful places in the world with over 370 km (230 miles) of nearly abandoned…

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 8 Things To Do In Honduras

Top 8 Things To Do In Honduras

Located right in the middle of Central America, Honduras is a vibrant country with authentic cultural heritage and the friendliest people in Central America without a doubt. It has the world’s second largest coral reef, filled with clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, national parks with lush rainforests, breathtaking mountains and well-preserved Mayan ruins. Honduras might not be as well-known as…

Top 8 Things To Do In Greenland

Top 8 Things To Do In Greenland

Located between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, geographically Greenland is part of North America, politically and historically it is associated with Europe and nationally it forms a part of Denmark. Greenland is a remote and cold country with a rich cultural history that spans back several centuries. It is a country that has preserved its incredible nature,…