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 10 Things To Do In Jamaica

Top 10 Things To Do In Jamaica

Jamaica, the birthplace of reggae and one of the more popular Caribbean destinations, boasts a treasure trove of natural jewels and a colorful African vibe. It is rich with lush mountains, hiking trails, huge green rainforests, waterfalls, lagoons, wonderful beaches and reef lines. Visit Jamaica and enjoy our list of the Top 10 Things To Do In Jamaica. [booking_product_helper shortname=”jamaica”]…

Top Rental Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

11 Top Rental Villas in Montego Bay, Jamaica

Montego Bay is arguably the best Jamaican destination. You won’t regret booking a flight to this city. After all, we don’t! During our trip, we were constantly mesmerized by the city’s beautiful white-sand beaches and golf courses. In addition to that, the weather was forgiving when we were there, allowing us to enjoy the perfectly…

Top Rental Villas in Jamaica

6 Top Rental Villas in Jamaica

Jamaica is arguably one of the best places on earth that can give you that picture-perfect summer holiday. This island has many natural wonders. We love spending our time at one of its sandy beaches or enjoying its lush greenery. Additionally, this laid-back Caribbean country is known for its Creole food and pulsating culture, making…