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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8 of the most beautiful state parks in the USA

8 of the most beautiful state parks in the USA

The USA's national parks get a lot of hype. From the Grand Canyon to the Everglades, America's backyard is pretty special. But while ever-increasing visitor num…

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Keeping Austin weird: why the time to visit is now

Keeping Austin weird: why the time to visit is now

Kooky, liberal and easy to fall in love with, Austin feels a world away from clichéd images of conservative, oil-rich Texas: a "blueberry in the tomato soup" a…

06 Jul 2018 • Edward Aves insert_drive_file Article
The many faces of changing Detroit: America's comeback city

The many faces of changing Detroit: America's comeback city

In 2013 Detroit became the largest city in American history to file for bankruptcy. But now the city is on the rebound: cool start-ups are filling once-neglec…

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