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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!).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

Until I visited Philadelphia I had never registered that this is really where the United States of America happened. The founding fathers met here, the declaration of independence was signed here, the first US Presidential Residence was here, the first American Flag was created here (more of that to come) – there are firsts everywhere …

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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 American landmarks – the ones that are most synonymous with this continent. There is something a little magical about seeing a well-known landmark for the …

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

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