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One of the most beautiful continents in the world as well as one of the largest continents in the world in terms of population and land mass. North America consists of most varied landscapes along with most diverse weather conditions. As North America covers a lot of area it is normal that it has varied weather conditions with countries like Canada becoming freezing cold in winter and on the other end countries like Mexico not having that much cold. If you wish to visit North America then it is better in summer as it is suitable with temperature wise as well as prices wise. The cost varies from region to region and thus it is advisable to check everything prior to the travel.

Places to visit

North America is full of exciting places to visit. But, it depends upon personal taste and choice over what kind of places they like. Here are some of the most beautiful places which one most see while visiting to North America.

1. Grand Canyon:- To start with Grand Canyon is most beautiful sight of canyons to see in US. It belongs in the state of Arizona and in between the canyons Colorado river takes it’s way. It is one of the beautiful sight which one should not miss.

2. Niagara Falls:- If you’re a romantic kind of person then this is the most amazing place to visit. It is collective name of three waterfalls which falls on US-Canada border. The three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls.

3. Bahamas:- The beaches of Bahamas are most exotic places in the world. If you’re going with your loved ones then this place you should totally checkout. It is so amazing that you’re surely going to enjoy your time.

Best Times to visit

The best time to visit North America is definitely in summer. The temperature is considerably warm and the prices are also reasonable. But, as North America is beautiful place it also attracts visitors from all around the world in that time period. US and Canada enjoy lots of foreigners in this time period who come around the world to relax. In the same way Mexico and Bermuda have visitors all around the year visiting them. Most places are open in this period of time but it is necessary to check before you visit like certain places in Bermuda are closed on Sundays.

Ways to getting

The best way to get to North America is taking a flight directly to the place you’re going to. It is both quick and effective way. It is also stressful and cost-effective way. Airlines like CopaAirlines are best way for anyone to get to their favorite place without many hassles. They also provide various deals you can enjoy your journey without much worrying of any kinds.

All in all North America is best place to visit and enjoy your time if you choose the right places and right ways of travelling.

Copa Airlines was founded in 1947 as the national airline of Panama. Initially Miami was the only US city present in its destination list. But now almost of the major cities of US and Canada are present in its network. If you want to visit North America then you can find cheap travel tickets on copa website.

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Nova Scotia can be found on Canada’s eastern coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean. This Peninsula touts dense, rich forests to windswept, rocky shores and fertile inland orchards that make it a perfect vacation spot for scenic viewing and perfect relaxation.

The French first settled in Nova Scotia in 1605 – one of the oldest settlements in North America by Europeans. This is now home to a vibrant ethnic mix of cultures. Nova Scotia offers a unique combination of European history along with its cultural diversity.

On your vacation, visit historical landmarks such as the Halifax Citadel. Go back in time and view the Capital city, Halifax, from the Citadel, a fortress completed in 1856 and in use by British and Canadian Forces until the Second World War. Experience the Victorian age recreations of soldiers training in the courtyard – kilts and all! The Citadel also portrays soldier’s wives and civilians in authentic recreations.

Nova Scotia’s history also plays a role in of one of the largest sea tragedies in recorded history, the sinking of the Titanic, and is home to the graves of the largest concentration of the victims.

Do you enjoy the outdoors? Want to take an active vacation? there are several scenic trails that cut through Nova Scotia’s inlands and coastal areas. There are also hiking, canoe, kayaking and biking routes and tours.

Spring ushers in the traditional festivities of the Annapolis Valley Apple Blossom Festival in May where you can enjoy parades, celebrations and the breathtaking beauty of some of the loveliest apple orchards in full bloom. Fall is equally well admired with the landscape becoming a sea of brightly colored trees painting the hills and valleys with orange, yellow and red.

View the barren, rocky landscape of Peggy’s Cove and visit the most photographed lighthouse in the world. You’ll also be impressed with the awesome power and beauty of the ocean crashing and spraying over the rocks. Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy is home to the world’s highest tides – so be aware when enjoying the many beaches that dot the coastline.

There are quaint pubs, shops and the art shops of the historic properties in Halifax. Great high end shopping on Spring Garden Road or take a glimpse of works by up and coming artists at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design – a leading visual arts university in North America for more than a century.

Nova Scotia, a beautiful and diverse local, whatever your taste and enjoyment, there is always something for everyone!

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Pennsylvania holds a special place in the hearts of many Americans. The declaration of independence was signed here, the Liberty Bell sounded here and frankly some of the nation’s best bizarre roadside attractions make their home here.

1. Drive-Thru Strip Club: Congruity, Pennsylvania

American’s love their cars and no where is that more evident than the spread of its drive thru culture. America’s got drive thru restaurants, drive thru banks, drive thru wedding chapels, heck they’ve even got drive thru trees. The next logical step in their drive thru evolution then, could be none other than the drive thru strip club.

For $ 10 a minute, you can pull your vehicle up to the diamond shaped peephole and watch the action unfold inside. For faster service, remember to have your payment ready at the window.

If you want to see things get really interesting, try ordering a private dance. And trust us, you don’t want fries with that.

Drive Thru Strip Club

2. Insane Fishpond: Linesville, Pennsylvania

Now you don’t have to be Jesus to walk across water. The volume of fish flapping about in this Pennsylvania spillway is so heavy; you could practically walk across their bobbing heads to the other side.

Some 400,000 tourists every year stop by to feed the fish modern marine miracle, dishing out some 2.4 lbs of bread each to the now carb addicted carp. In fact, the only Pennsylvania attraction that sees more visitors each year is the Liberty Bell.

While no human has yet to complete the fish head water crossing, the spillway has deservedly earned the nickname, “the place where the ducks walk on the fish”. And we say with a little balance, speed and Devine intervention you can make the crossing too. Hallelujah!

3. Big Mac Museum: North Huntington, Pennsylvania

Pay homage to the world’s favourite double burger, just miles from the site of its original birthplace. Gawk at the original Big Mac sauce gun, observe the evolution of the burgers packaging through history, and admire the colourful wallpaper adorned with the words of the legendary Big Mac mantra (Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun). It’s truly some of Ronald’s greatest work.

4. Mutter Museum: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Do grotesquely enlarged colons turn you on? Does the site of Grover Cleveland’s facial tumour get you hot? Do thoughts of John Wilkes Booth’s thorax drive you wild? Did you answer yes to any of the above? Then this place is just your fix.

The mutter museum features one of the world’s largest collections of medical monstrosities, ranging from twins joined at the liver, humans turned into soap and downright jaw dropping cases of testicular elephantitis. And here you are complaining about your headache.

5. Worlds Largest Hamburger Joint: Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Alas, we’ve finally found the answer to the question, where’s the beef? It’s right here at Denny’s Beer Barrel Pub in rural Pennsylvania; hundreds and hundreds of pounds of it.

Order up a quarter pounder here and the only thing you’re likely to get in return is a laugh. Here burgers are built by the pound, including patties weighing in at 1, 2, 9 and a heart stopping 11 pounds. Denny’s (not to be confused with “Denny’s”) gargantuan 15LB burger for two (more like for two dozen), includes some 4 Lbs of lettuce, tomatoes cheese onions and sauce. Quadruple bypass sold separately.

Sam Zivot is a blogger and Marketing Manager for Jurnii Car Rentals, America’s new travel focused online rental car company. He writes frequently for the Jurnii USA Car Rental, blog and enjoys travel in the U.S and abroad.

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Our quest to seek out America’s most bizarre attractions continues to the Mid Western state of Illinois. While the typical Illinois vacation would have you taking in a Cubs game, dining on Chicago deep dish and journeying to the top of the Willis (Sears) Tower, we’ll have you experiencing everything but. So buckle up, put on your best Chicago accent, and journey with us to five of Illinois strangest attractions:

1. Funeral Home Mini Golf: Palatine, Illinois

When they’re not embalming a corpse or displaying the dead, you can bet the staff and patrons of the Palatine Funeral home will be in the basement playing a round of death themed mini golf. In fact, a free round of golf comes included with each funeral package.

The smell of formaldehyde fills the air, as you put your way through a challenging course filled with coffins, tombstones and other funeral themed memorabilia. Land your ball in the hole and watch it plummet 6 feet under.

2. World’s Heaviest Man’s Grave: Benville, Illinois

It’s only fitting that the final resting place of the world’s heaviest man, should be located but a stones throw away from the site of the world’s first McDonald’s Restaurant. While there’s no telling just how many Big Macs, apple pies and hot fudge sundaes Robert Earl Hughes consumed during his life, it’s safe to assume it helped him get where he is today.

Once weighing in at a hefty 1041 LBS, Hughes’ subterranean eat-nothing diet has reduced him to nothing but bones.

3. Live Otters In Bank: Kewanee, Illinois

At Kewanee’s Union Federal Savings and Loan, you can make a deposit, take out a loan, and pay a visit to Oscar and Andy, the bank’s dynamic otter duo (though Oscar Sadly passed away in 2008).

Housed in a giant pit at the centre of the bank, the otters have succeeded in re-inspiring investor confidence in the midst of the financial crisis. In fact, prices of fisheries stocks (the otters primary food source) have risen a staggering 64% since the arrival of the playful pair.

Bank Otters

4. World’s Largest Bagel Parade: Matton, Illinois

Bring out the cream cheese, prepare your cutting knifes, warm up your toasters and get set for a carbohydrate rich parade that puts Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade to shame.

There’s no need for elaborate floats or fancy costumes here, no, the men and women happily dressed as poppy, sesame, onion and chocolate bagels are all you need.

Aside from the big name musicians and street performers who show up for their fill of dough, the event is highlighted by the appearance of the world’s largest bagel. To our disappointment however, the mammoth baked good was filled with thousands of bagel ruining raisins. Yuck!

5. Leaning Tower Of Niles: Niles, Illinois

Why bother with the trip to Italy, when you can experience Pisa (or at least a reasonable facsimile), just 15 minutes from Chicago O’Hare. And heck, authentic Italian cuisine doesn’t even come close to matching Chicago deep dish.

The 94 foot tower is about half the size of the Italian original, but with the right camera angle no one but da Vinci will be able to tell that it’s not the real thing (and he’s dead).

-Sam

Sam Zivot is a blogger and Marketing Manager for Jurnii Car Rentals, America’s new travel focused online rental car company. He writes frequently for the Jurnii USA Car Rental, blog and enjoys travel in the U.S and abroad.
Jun 212017
 

Making the decision to visit any one of Canada’s beautiful provinces or territories is easy, especially if you decide to spend your time on the East Coast. Canada’s East Coast is made up of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and precious Prince Edward Island which exudes island hospitality and charm.

Your trip will be packed full of exciting activities when visiting any number of the East Coast festivals, cultural events, heritage sites as well as a ton of indoor and outdoor attractions. There is definitely no shortage of things to do on the East Coast. When visiting here is a list of the top 5 things you must see and do.

When in Newfoundland, Gros Morne National Park is a must see. Either for a day trip or for a week long camping trip, Gros Morne National Park has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987. You can hike through mountains, camp by the sea, visit freshwater fjords, waterfalls, and sandy beaches. As an area with vast natural beauty and a variety of scenery, wildlife and recreational activities, there are a million and one things to do.

The next stop on your east coast vacation has to be beautiful New Brunswick. If you are searching for some indoor activities your next stop is the traditional farmers market in St. John – this market offers patrons the best New Brunswick has to offer in terms of fresh food, produce, meats and seafood. The St. John City Market also hosts the maritime craft show and offers hundreds of hand crafted items for you to enjoy. It’s a wonderful place to visit and stop in for a bite.

If outdoor adventure is more your speed visiting the Fundy Trail in St. Martin’s New Brunswick will be most enjoyable! The Fundy Trail is an area of true importance as it is a sensitive ecological area, previously inaccessible to people. Untouched coastal areas with unmatched beauty and eco-diversity offer its visitors the opportunity to hike, bike or drive through portions of the park to take in the view.

When in Nova Scotia shellfish is the dish dejour, particularly if you enjoy Lobster! Nova Scotia offers lobster tours for sea lovers of all ages. Tours are a great way to become familiar with the fishing methods used to catch these delicious creatures as well as to learn about the marine habitat of the many sea creatures that frequent the waters off Nova Scotia. A day on the water will reveal whales, seals, dolphins, seabirds, porpoises and other exciting species.

The final stop on your east coast adventure must be Prince Edward Island, the gentle Island. Offering annual cultural and artistic events, numerous sights and attractions, PEI is fun for the whole family. You can learn to deep sea fish, do some afternoon birding, or golf on one of over 30 island golf courses . Be sure to visit Prince Edward Islands’ beautiful lighthouses, the home of Anne of Green Gables, and historic Province House, the Birthplace of Canada. Or if the idea of putting your feet up on one of PEI’s beautiful red sand beaches is more your speed, the gentle island has many places for you. Surrounded by the sound of waves coming ashore, birds flying overhead and nothing but peace and quite, this are definitely the place for you. Rejuvenate your spirit, Love Prince Edward Island!

About PEI
Prince Edward Island is widely known as the historic birthplace of Canada. The Charlottetown conference held in 1864 was the first meeting of a series which ultimately led to the confederation of Canada in 1867.
Jun 212017
 

As exotic and beautiful as the island of Puerto Rico is, for Americans it is still close to home in both language and currency. This gorgeous island is a commonwealth and an unincorporated territory of USA. On one edge is the warm waters of the Atlantic while the other side is the Carribean Sea making this a true tropical getaway. Travelers from all over the globe seek Puerto Rico travel information when planning their ultimate holiday in the sun.

The area has had human inhabitants since the pre-Colombian era. These people were called Taino, however they left very little archaeological evidence behind them. Once it was officially discovered by the Spaniards in 1493, their relatively quiet lives changed forever. Spanish settlement changed the island and the advent of slave trading changed it even more. The current residents are of African, Taino and Spanish descent and the culture has a unique flavor that is found only in this area.

Temperate and consistent temperatures are the norm in this area. The average year round temperature of low lying areas is 80 degrees F/26 degrees C. Areas with a greater elevation have an average temperature of 70 degrees F/21 degrees C. This reliably comfortable weather makes the island a holiday destination both winter and summer for travelers from all over the globe.

Travelers from the U. S. May well find that getting to the island is as simple as boarding a plane from a major airport such as Dallas or New York, then flying non-stop to their vacation destination. This island commonwealth is not only close to home in currency and languages spoken, but also in ease of transportation. Global travelers may have a longer distance to travel, but find just as much to delight them as the U. S. Holiday seekers do.

The name Puerto Rico means rich harbor and the entire island area is wealthy in natural beauty and history. Seemingly endless miles of gleaming sand march before breathtaking cliff sides in this beautiful area. History in this area is not only revered but well preserved. Spanish ancestors who built the monasteries and cathedrals might find little changed today in these carefully maintained sights.

San Juan can be a beginning for the traveler to the island or it can be the final destination because there is so much to do. Large portions of the city are dedicated to preserving the architecture and feel of the previous eras. Monasteries, convents, and churches are preserved in perfect order awaiting the long gone priests and clerics of centuries past.

Although San Juan with its gorgeous beaches, rich histories and modern amenities is a big attraction for tourists, there is more to do than to walk or sun on the beach and for the adventurous. A short island hop to a less frequented but still beautiful area island may be just the perfect dash of spice to a trip to paradise. Surfing, or snorkeling in crystal clear waters or adventuring into the rugged terrain may be more to the energetic holiday seeker’s taste.

Many Puerto Ricans seek their holidays in the sun on the nearby island of Culebra. If a quiet and beautiful beach area is in the agenda then the island of Culebra, which the locals feel is the ultimate beach area, is very quiet except during the Christmas holidays. Whether it is observing the natural beauty, marveling over the history or reveling in the luxury of doing nothing, this vacation treasure offers it all.

After a hard day of sightseeing, tanning on the local beaches or even surfing in the moderate waves, a traveler can then retire to a comfortable inn or a luxury motel or anything in between. Accommodations in Puerto Rico are designed to fit almost any budget and almost any level of luxury from economy to the ultimate in pampering in a luxurious resort. The spicy fare of the local Puerto Rican dishes can be found aplenty. Such feasts as the Lechon, a world famed roast pig dish, or the national dish called Arroz con Gandules can be found for the hungry traveler along with European and American cuisines. Eat, sun, hike, surf, swim, and enjoy Puerto Rico.

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When many people travel, they try to learn about the history of the destination area. Learning the history of the early days and how the early settlers came from the old world to the new world is a fun educational experience. Traveling to ‘old’ and ‘new’ world destinations to learn how settlers and regions flourished is a great way to spend a vacation. If you are a history buff interested in taking a vacation into the past, below you will find a list of the top travel destinations over time:

New England / England: There are six states that make up historical New England. Some of the earliest European settlements in North America were established in New England. When visiting the region, you will view some of the oldest cities and historical sites such as the historic Plymouth Rock. You will also get to experience old England’s history in New England’s sites and architecture such as Boston College

New York / York: As one of the oldest and majestic cities in the US, New York is one of the most famous cities in the world. New York gets its name from a Yorkshire city. The two river cities, the Hudson and the Ouse, offer such cultural attractions as the Yorkshire Museum, Cathedral of St John the Divine, Carnegie Hall, Theatre Royal, The Met, and York Minster.

New Amsterdam / Amsterdam: In 1626, the settlement of New Amsterdam was established at the mouth of the Hudson River. A 17th century Dutch colonial settlement, many sites contain anglicised versions of Dutch words. For example, Coney Island was derived from “Konijn Eiland” (Rabbit Island) because of the once plentiful supply of animals. New Amsterdam is also an example of the beauty of multiculturalism.

New Jersey / Jersey: Over a century ago, Jersey Shore’s Atlantic City was a fashionable resort. It now consists of piers and a boardwalk that contain wonderful amusements. There is a distinct Anglo-French cultural blend of the Channel Islands. New Jersey reflects its own unique charm.

Nova Scotia / Scotland: Derived from the word ‘New Scotland,’ Nova Scotia’s Scottish heritage runs deep in the province. It has been documented as the first Scottish settlement in the Americas. It still has about 2,000 Gaelic speakers. As well, the region has its own provincial tartan which is recognized by Scotland. There is much to see and do in Nova Scotia.

New Brunswick / Brunswick: The “old” Brunswick is located in Lower Saxony, Germany. New Brunswick is the largest Maritime province. It received its name in 1784 in honour of King George III, the Duke of Brunswick. Its famous attractions include lighthouses and covered-bridges.

Newfoundland: Newfoundland is one of the oldest settlements founded by Europeans. The 16th century fishermen and whalers gave Newfoundland its name. Evidence has been found showing that Vikings settled in Newfoundland for a brief time around 1003AD. There is much history to explore in Newfoundland.

Traveling to ‘old’ and ‘new’ destinations is a great way to learn about the history of early settlers. There are so many places to visit, explore, and learn how settlers and regions evolved and flourished. Consider a historical destination for your next vacation. You will learn a lot while having a fantastic time making great memories.

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The scenery in New Brunswick is one of the most spectacular in the world featuring wonderful views of the ocean and the nearby Appalachian Mountains. Whether you want to experience the natural beauty of the New Brunswick region on foot or by automobile you will definitely have some memories which will make it into the family photo album.

The Appalachian Trail runs along the coast of the New Brunswick region and is famous for the wonderful hiking trails which it offers. You can find your way through the day hiking trails on your own or you can hire one of the guides in the region to take you through the safer regions of the mountains.

Some more of the province’s tourist attractions are the New Brunswick Museum, Kouchibouguac National Park, Mactaquac Provincial Park, Les Jardins de la Republique, Parlee Beach, Hopewell Rocks, La Dune de Bouctouche, Saint John Reversing Falls, Magnetic Hill Zoo, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, King’s Landing Historical Settlement, Crystal Palace, Magic Mountain Water Park, Cape Jourimain National Wildlife Preserve, Sugarloaf Provincial Park, Sackville Waterfowl Park, Fundy National Park, and the Fundy Hiking Trail. Major population areas include the City of Saint John; the capital city, Fredericton; beautiful Grand Manan Island; world-renowned St. Andrews; the northern community of Grand Falls; Miramichi and the area of Restigouche.

There are over one hundred species of birds thriving in the New Brunswick region making it a perfect place for bird watching. Among the species which live in the region is the giant woodpecker which is always a treat for North American bird watchers to view.

There are several mammals in the region that are worth the time it takes to find and observe them in their natural habitat. These include the lynx and white tailed deer. You should definitely bring your camera on your trip through the Appalachian Range since the lynx is a rare find.

If you would prefer to observe marine life in the area then you will not be disappointed. New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy is one of the few places in the world where you can view the marine wolves along with over a dozen different species of whales. The Bay of Fundy is also the home of the world’s highest tides due to the unique geography of the bay itself.

City life in New Brunswick can be compared to the most cosmopolitan in the world. You will find fine dining experiences, art exhibits and museums tucked in among the wonderful shopping centers and spas of the region.

The city of Saint John is one of the best places to enjoy shopping and the various fun related activities that city life has to offer. You can enjoy a stay in a top notch hotel in town and quickly find that there are many shopping centers within walking distance to your hotel.

Saint John is also the home to the famous Reversing Falls which run backwards as the tides come in. This is a very interesting sight to see and one you will remember for a long time.

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