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North America

The USA has been brought into our homes through movies and TV. But what you see on the silver screen isn’t always the full story. With 50 states to choose from, there is so much to discover and so many different experiences to enjoy. You can go shopping and enjoy a cocktail (or two) in Manhattan, party the night away in Las Vegas, visit Mickey and friends in Orlando, enjoy the best BBQ in Texas, mingle with the rich and famous in Los Angeles, marvel at mother nature's work at the Grand Canyon or learn about the origin of jazz in New Orleans. Of course, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There is plenty more to see and do.

There is more to North America than the USA, though. The friendly neighbour to the north offers a different travel experience that includes breathtaking natural spots, fascinating wildlife and multicultural cities such as Toronto, Vancouver and Ottawa. Canada is best known for its winters and is the perfect place to indulge in winter sports like skiing and ice-skating.

Of course, no trip to this side of the Atlantic would be complete without a visit to the Caribbean. This group of idyllic islands is the most popular cruise region in the world and high on everybody's list when they are looking to escape to paradise. White sand beaches, vibrant nightlife and great food? Sounds perfect.

North America Factfile

  • The continent of North America consists of Canada, the USA, Greenland and Mexico. Though Mexico is more similar to countries in Central America
  • The 50 states that make up the USA vary greatly in size, the smallest is Rhode Island and the largest is Alaska
  • The USA has no official language
  • The world's shortest river is The Roe in Montana
  • Three towns in the USA are called Santa Claus
  • 70% of the worlds Maple Syrup is produced in Quebec, Canada
  • Montreal is the second-largest French-speaking city after Paris
  • Only 2% of the Caribbean Islands are populated
  • Yonge Street in Ontario is the word's longest
  • Mexico was once occupied ancient civilisations such as the Olmecs, Zapotecs, Toltecs, Mayans, Aztecs and Incas