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.

Where to Stay near Moab UT

Where to Stay near Moab UT

Moab, Utah is synonymous with towering red rock formations and epic outdoor adventures. However, what lies beyond the iconic Arches National Park? Where to stay near Moab, UT? Luckily, several charming places shine just as bright and are not too far from the city. We’re huge road trippers, and it took just a one-to-three-hour ride…

Where to Stay in Glacier National Park

Where to Stay in Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park is probably Montana’s biggest attraction, but its magic isn’t a mystery. With over 700 miles of trails, countless vibrant blue lakes, and awe-inspiring glaciers, it’s no wonder nearly 3 million people visit each year, including us. Also known as the “Crown of the Continent,” we love Glacier’s breathtaking scenery and vast, peaceful…

Travel Guide: Best Time to Visit New Orleans LA

Travel Guide: Best Time to Visit New Orleans LA

New Orleans — also known as The Big Easy, Crescent City, NOLA — has always been one of the top cities to visit in the US, and it’s easy to see why. There’s always something cool happening here, whether it’s the famed multi-month Mardi Gras celebrations, music festivals, food, or the rollicking live music scene.…

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 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 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 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,…

Top 8 Things To Do In Denver

Top 8 Things To Do In Denver

Located 1.6 km (1 mile) above sea-level, Denver (the capital of Colorado), is an oasis in the vast cultural desert of middle America. Denver is one of the greatest cities in North America and has plenty to offer everyone. From the museums to the gardens, to the zoo, to the restaurants and more. Check out our Top 8…

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 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,…