Unmissable. Iconic. So beautiful they stop you in your tracks – the grand vistas of North America are some of the best in the world. It’s the kind of scenery that delivers views that make your heart skip a beat at every conceivable opportunity.
Exploring unique destinations and discovering authentic and memorable experiences in the Americas is something we like to think we’re pretty experienced in. The big sights are, of course, a must - but when it comes to delving deeper below the surface, this vast continent has so much more to explore.
The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a sought-after status, and in America’s vast and dramatic west, it protects a number of the USA’s open spaces and natural wonders.
From overawing canyons to the serenity of ancient forests, these world heritage sites represent the very best of the phenomenal landscapes of this vast and varied nation.
Adventures abound in North America. There’s never a shortage of inspiring views to keep you to going around the next bend or up to the top of the next hill, but what about a vantage point many never get to see?
Seeing the Americas from the water gives you a whole new perspective. These are some of our favourite experiences on the water.
While Canada is undoubtedly revered for its natural beauty all over, a trip to the northwestern reaches of the Yukon Territory uncovers dramatic, rugged and far-reaching landscapes.
With Halloween on the horizon, we're delving into the realms of the supernatural. So turn the lights down low, check your doors and windows are locked, and delight in the ghoulish stories from the USA's most haunted locations...
There are somethings Americans just do better than us. Pizza for one. Big glossy shoulder-padded TV soap operas for another. And Autumn too, or Fall, as they call it, which, when you think about it is a much more practical term. I mean leaves fall, they don’t…autumn.
There’s no seasonal change quite as spectacular as autumn in North America. The slight bite to the air in the very early mornings, an almost artistic swirl of mist over the still surfaces of a lake, and of course, the dramatic transformation of the vast swathes of forest that still cover miles and miles of scenery. It’s a sensational sight so popular it’s spawned its own dedicated following of ‘leaf peepers’ – travellers and locals alike who chase the change as its spreads throughout the US. Time it just right, in the perfect spot, and autumn is a phenomenal time of year to visit.
Mother Nature sets the timetable – but even if you miss the peak, you’ll still see a riot of colour if you travel from mid-September and October. So if you’re keen join the ranks, here are our favourite places to spot fall foliage in all its autumnal glory.