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.

11 Best Family Hotels in the Bahamas

11 Best Family Hotels in the Bahamas

Before you plan your Bahamas vacation itinerary, let’s look at some of the top family hotels in the Bahamas. A tip from us, though, when looking for the best family resorts in the Bahamas, all inclusive resorts will give you plenty of benefits. So keep on the lookout for all inclusive resorts on this list.…

Top 10 Things to Do in Nassau, Bahamas

Top 10 Things to Do in Nassau, Bahamas

The capital of the Bahamas Nassau is a unique destination in many ways. For one, it’s vivacious, unlike the relaxed vibe of the rest of the country. Secondly, it’s the archipelago’s only city and teems with endless cruise ship passengers, rum-happy locals, crowded markets, and haring jitneys. But that doesn’t mean that there aren’t many…

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In The Bahamas

Top 11 Gay Friendly Hotels In The Bahamas

When Christopher Columbus first made landfall on the American continent, it was the Bahamas where he landed. The tropical islands, which lie at the northeastern edge of the Caribbean islands, are home to some of its most picture-perfect beaches. It might come as a surprise to many that the laws of the country are actually…

11 Best Hotels in The Bahamas

11 Best Hotels in The Bahamas

The Bahamas is one of the top choices when it comes to visiting the Caribbean Islands, and for good reasons. Consists of approximately 700 islands, cays, and islets, this archipelago offers a wide variety of luxury hotels and resorts. Besides, each island is unique and offers different things. This nation boasts its beautiful crystal-clear beaches.…

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…