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North America is rather large – an entire continent to be exact. It includes both The United States and Canada. It would be possible to spend a lifetime of vacations just exploring these two amazing countries. So where to begin? Find out with my North America travel blog posts.

Let’s start with the United States. I have travelled around the USA quite a bit and actually lived there for four years when I was a teenager (alas some time ago!).

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The stunning Yosemite Valley

Head to California and read about October in Yosemite or just One Day in Yosemite if that is all the time you have. Yosemite can be visited on a long day trip from San Francisco.

San Francisco is not far from California wine country and fantastic places like Livermore as well as the gorgeous Solage Spa.

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Solage Spa in the Napa Valley of California

Staying on the west coast check out my posts on Sunsets in Sedona and Sunsets in Seattle – as well as how to have fun in Las Vegas without gambling.

On the East Coast read all about Baltimore – its top attractions, a great Baltimore boutique hotel, where to get a great coffee in Baltimore and how to eat your way around Baltimore.

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Street Art in Baltimore

Philadelphia isn’t far away from Baltimore – read about the best food tours to take in Philadelphia as well as the best things to do in Philadelphia.

And don’t miss my post on the best things to do in Lower Manhattan.

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Elfreth Alley, the oldest street in the USA in Philadelphia

Let’s head north to Canada – home to some amazing Landmarks.

The capital of Canada Ottawa is a lot more fun than a capital city should be. They have a fantastic food scene which you can enjoy in the restaurants of Byward Market and through some of the great tours available in Ottawa. And don’t miss my complete post on the best things to do in and around Ottawa.

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Parliament Hill in Ottawa

I am mad about Atlantic Canada – so so beautiful and that seafood! Check out my posts on the best things to do in New Brunswick, boutique hotels to sleep in while you’re in New Brunswick, the top tours in New Brunswick and the ultimate guide to Whale Watching in St Andrews.

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The big lobster at Shediac in New Brunswick

Lovely Nova Scotia has so much going on. Its capital Halifax has loads of fun things to do, the oldest farmer’s market in North America and the top tourist attraction in Atlantic Canada the Halifax Harbour Hopper.

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Halifax Nova Scotia

Lovely Wolfville is home to some fantastic wineries and a great farmer’s market. And Lunenburg has my vote for the cutest ever UNESCO city. Use my Nova Scotia Itinerary to help plan your trip.

36 North America Landmarks – How Many have you Visited?

How many of the world’s best known landmarks have you seen? There are famous landmarks in Europe, Japan famous landmarks, famous greek landmarks and more. But this post is about North America Landmarks – the ones that are most synonymous with this continent. There is something a little magic about seeing a well-known landmark for …

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8 Best Things to do in Lower Manhattan By a Local

By Ava Andrews Looking for some great things to do in Lower Manhattan? As someone who has lived in downtown NYC all my life, I will proudly admit that I have never been to the Statue of Liberty. New York has so much more to offer than the numerous places heavily advertised on every other …

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Yosemite in October: 16 Best Things to do

Visiting Yosemite in October is a truly special experience. Most of the key attractions within Yosemite National Park are still open but traffic and tourists are at considerably lower numbers. Best of all, Yosemite National Park is full of deciduous trees that break into glorious blazes of colourful leaves in the autumn. October in Yosemite …

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Yosemite in One Day: What You Must See and Can’t Miss

Is Yosemite in one day enough time? Well, no it would be better to have more time. However, it is possible to have an outstanding one day trip to Yosemite. Although yosemite Park covers over 3,000 square kilometres most visitors spend the majority of their time in the six-mile radius that is the Yosemite Valley. …

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Best Spots for Livermore Wine Tasting (2022) – from Trolley to Winery to Bar

It appears that the Napa Valley got all the best marketers in California. Livermore is about the same distance south-east of San Francisco that Napa is north-east but seems to get very little press. Which is quite shocking considering how extremely good their wines are. Livermore is an older wine region than both Napa and …

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5 Hotels in New Brunswick Canada You Won’t Want to Leave

]When it comes to hotels in New Brunswick Canada there are some fantastic boutique options that are full of charm and character. I completely fell in love with New Brunswick. It is so beautiful, the food is amazing, there are loads of wonderful things to do and best of all the people are just so …

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3 Best Ottawa Tours You Won’t Want to Miss

There are some fantastic Ottawa tours that I highly recommend you take. Ottawa destroys all the cliches of a boring national capital. This thriving and vibrant city has a fantastic food scene, a brilliant outdoor lifestyle (even in the height of winter) and so much to do. Several of the must not miss Ottawa attractions …

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26 Best Things to do in New Brunswick

There are so many wonderful things to do in New Brunswick – I absolutely fell in love with this Canadian province. From whale watching St Andrews to fantastic New Brunswick tours to staying in some charming hotels in New Brunswick Canada, I had such a wonderful time. I spent 8 wonderful days in New Brunswick. …

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15 Best Ottawa Restaurants Byward Market (2022) Not to Miss

Ottawa restaurants Byward Market side are a foodie highlight of any trip to Canada’s capital. Bytown was Ottawa’s name before it became the capital of Canada in 1857. Byward Market was home to many of the laborers who built the Rideau Canal as well as an open-air market since the 1840s. The commercial barges used …

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