With a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles), between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea level. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast.
North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory: Canada, United States of America, Mexico and Greenland.
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History & Culture
Early History Home to years of history, which stretched far and wide. Due to the characteristic weather, the earliest explorers completely bypassed the area. The first settlement in the area was founded 1770 as a mission community. In addition to the mission, a military fort was built. Upon gaining independence, the area grew quickly. The old system gradually came to …
Take a look at each of our stunning locations and imagine yourself there: Lakes and Mountains Stay in our four star lakeside accommodation, whether you choose one of our log chalets or a contemporary apartment, you will look over stunning views of the valley. Perhaps go for a gentle stroll around the local village, a refreshing swim in the beautifully …
Quick Tips Banks – Open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located all cities. Most are open …
Parks Lake Shores: a barbequeue by the lake is a great way to enjoy the wonderful views, summer weather and meet local people. Cruise on the car-free shore promenade, it will recharge your batteries! Nature Reserve: a few minutes drive away, you’ll find a beautiful nature reserve where you have a chance to see unique species of fauna and flora. Bring your litter back with …
Once you have arrived there will be plenty to keep you busy, but depending on the time of year, here are a few ways you can keep the party going. See the activities, entertainment and trips and you’ll never want to come home! It’s a worry free event holiday. All you need to do is tell us where you want …
Have you ever wanted to hold a baby tiger, feed a baby leopard, maybe play with a baby lion? Who doesn’t want that? West Coast Game Park Safari offers interacting up close and personal with baby exotic animals and so much more! It is probably my favorite zoo, although I suppose a more accurate term is petting zoo. Let’s be …Continue reading
Sometimes you just want to be a kid again, to just be silly. I love having fun and being random, that is one of the reasons I love to go to these road-side tourist attractions. They always have something to offer, this one did not disappoint. There was something unique about each drive thru tree, of course my favorite part …Continue reading
Something I recommend everyone do at least once in their life is drive up the 101. Danny and I both agree this was our favorite vacation. We started in Monterey Bay and finished at the Washington/Oregon border. We would have loved to continue all the way up Washington but we had to be at work on Monday in Spokane, Washington …Continue reading