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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Mexico with kids: 10 things you need to know

Mexico with kids: 10 things you need to know

With sandy beaches, colourful markets and plenty of family-friendly attractions, there’s a huge amount to keep children entertained in Mexico. Our mini guide …

09 Jan 2019 • Rachel Lawrence insert_drive_file Article
El Tajín: Visit one of Mexico's most mysterious Mesoamerican cities

El Tajín: Visit one of Mexico's most mysterious Mesoamerican cities

The smell of vanilla hangs thick in the air over Papantla, a bustling hill town in the jungly northern reaches of the Mexican state of Veracruz. The prized arom…

30 Nov 2018 • Daniel Stables insert_drive_file Article
The heart of New Orleans – voices from the city

The heart of New Orleans – voices from the city

There is no avoiding Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. One version of the city existed before the disaster and a demonstrably different one does now. Thirteen…

28 Nov 2018 • Damien Gabet insert_drive_file Article
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