Dreams are made in North America, a part of the world where it really feels like anything is possible. Our map of North America will help you plan the perfect trip.

Star of a million movies and the birthplace of countless bright ideas, the USA feels more like a continent than a country, home to just about every imaginable landscape, including vast prairies, arid deserts and show-stealing beaches. Dozens of the world’s best-known cities are found here, providing endless opportunities for culinary and cultural exploration.

Although the USA’s influence is felt far beyond its shores, Canada has retained its unique identity. Forest still covers much of the country, including large swathes of the seriously photogenic Banff National Park, home to glaciers and grizzly bears.

Mexico is a whole world away: its cactus-studded plains, swampy mangrove forests, chaotic cities, tropical beaches and Mayan ruins could keep you busy for months on end.

Your North American adventure starts here.

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