Explore Your Own Backyard.
Who said exploration had to stop with Columbus, Magellan, Cabot and Champlain? Grab your compass, point it in any direction, and set out to discover the abundance of treasures hidden right outside your door. North, south, east or west, eureka moments await. Whether you shout it from the top of the Canadian Rockies or hear it echo in the deep canyons of the American Southwest, awe and wonder reverberate from sea to shining sea. Across 50 states and 10 provinces, there are countless wonders to explore right here through vacations in the US and trips to Canada. “X” marks the spot for airy national parks, diverse international cities, charming historic towns and world-class resorts. From peak to peak and coast to coast, we take you beyond the main thoroughfares down the legendary lanes that lead to the redwoods, bluegrass, and the signature sights and sounds that define each colorful region. Whatever time your zone you’re in, the moment is now to make a date with Mother Nature, our Founding Fathers, and the many other intriguing neighbors awaiting your call.
North America’s Natural Beauties
Mom was right. Fresh air is good for you, and it’s time to go out and explore the world waiting in your own back yard in North America. With naturally beautiful national parks, patriotic sites, and pristine sights that stretch beyond the imagination, North America holds more unexpected surprises than a good old-fashioned game of hide and seek. So get out and explore the hidden treasures and famous favorites from Alaska to Alberta to Aloha!
North America’s Cultural Mix
Discover a continent born of ancient people and diverse societies with a stirring combination of cultural, culinary, and musical traditions from sea to shining sea. From the Canadian Maritimes to the Southern United States; from the Pacific Northwest to the Southwestern frontiers; and from the reaches of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies to the archipelagos of Hawaii and British Columbia, the North American story from Canada to California speaks a language made of many traditions.
An Ocean Away Right Next Door
Europe on Your Side of the Pond.
You don’t have to travel across the ocean to find the European experience you crave. From Montréal’s Gothic-style Notre Dame Basilica and, the Old Seminary of St. Sulpice, or Québec City’s Petit-Champlain, discover the French savoir fare in Canada’s French-speaking province of Québec. Find more cobblestones and English charm in Halifax for a taste of Old Britain in Nova Scotia. Lift a pint and kick up your heels at a traditional Ceilidh folk music celebration in Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island! Ferry from Vancouver to Victoria to experience a royal welcome and the English roses among millions of flowerbeds in the English fairytale setting of Butchart Gardens. Find Copenhagen in California’s Danish town of Solvang, complete with windmills, cobblestone streets, and pastry treats of Denmark. Find irresistible charm of Carmel-by-the-Sea’s Hansel-and-Gretel cottages and Mediterranean architecture amid the cobblestones, crooked pines, and cobalt waves of Monterey’s Pacific Ocean. Stroll the streets of the nation’s capital to see why Washington, DC’s geometric blocks, boulevards, and bridges reminded Thomas Jefferson of Paris—complete with charming cafes, cherry blossoms in spring, and the charisma of the Seine reflected in the Potomac. Discover the history of new American wealth and natural wonder reminiscent of the French Riviera in Rhode Island, where Newport’s mansions of the Gilded Age dazzle in the seaside sailing haven of the Vanderbilts.