North America is comprised of 23 countries that are all fairly diverse in both culture, language, currency, history, customs, religion, political status, and cuisine, yet in all honesty, I’ve always viewed our content as one. Traveling to every country in North America and having grown up in one of them (USA), I can humbly say that I’ve seen more similarities than differences. From Canada to Panama and all of the little Caribbean islands in between, I consider North America to be the best continent to dip ones toes should they be interested in experiencing travel for the very first time. From destination weddings, to traveling with your parents, to experiencing ancient history and colonization, North America is top on my list of favorite continents to travel, and I hope that this page will act as a source of information as you plan your travels to North America.
Canada and the USA have many similarities in regards to culture, cultural norms, religion and landscapes. My roots are both in the US and Canada and I consider both to be home.
Both of these countries are ideal to travel to alone, with family or friends, and since both have four seasons (winter, spring, summer, fall), they’re both optimal to travel to at any time of the year.
Mexico is a culture in and of itself. It’s rich in history and sits perched up at 7,382 feet!
Mexico is a wonderful introduction country to travel to for those who reside in the US or Canada, or those who are first time travelers. It’s easy to experience rural and off-the-beaten-path places in Mexico, as well as highly touristy ones.
The seven countries that make up Central America all have similarities that will keep you coming back time after time, and are also a goldmine for breathtaking volcanos, rainforests, monkeys, beaches and culture.
As a women, it’s important to keep your eyes up and stay alert, as the men can make themselves known very easily. But with confidence and street smarts, Central America is a great region to travel as a solo female. Costa Rica and Nicaragua were the first two countries I’d ever traveled to alone.
There are 13 Sovereign Nations that make what is, the Caribbean, and I’ve been to all of them. For what it’s worth, Dominica is my favorite, with Cuba coming in as a close second.
The Caribbean is known for their sandy beaches, jungle-wrapped mountains, rum, and humble hospitality, which makes it a great region to for destination weddings, honeymoons, couples and friends travel. In my opinion, I wouldn’t recommend traveling to the Caribbean (with the exception of Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic) alone. I felt it was a tad boring, and better experienced with friends/family as a relaxing trip.
But, to each their own!