For many people outside of North America, the region is a favorite place to look for holiday destinations. But if you were to ask a hundred of those people what attracts them, probably a vast majority would mention cities. They love New York for its iconic skyscape. They adore Los Angeles for the glitz and glamor. They seek out Toronto for its unassuming style.
And let's not get it twisted here - these cities have those attractions and more. They're well worth visiting and losing yourself in. But when people outside of North America think of North America, they see the built environment. And maybe it's time to refocus people's minds. When you go on holiday, don't you prefer to slow the pace down sometimes? Surely we all do. And not enough people realize that there are plenty of those spots to find in the Americas.
New England In The Fall
It's enough of a destination to have made it into a storyline on Family Guy. But it's also untapped enough for some viewers to have wondered "is that a thing?" Well, yes, it is. The fall foliage of trees in this region of the world is absurdly picturesque.
The phrase "has to be seen to be believed" may have become a cliche, but here it's appropriate. The dedicated holidays to this area are more than just looking at leaves, though. Dedicated train trips through the mountains, grape harvesting, and culinary tours? All in all, an experience you won't forget.
The Californian Coast
Okay, so part of this trip is liable to take you through at least one city. As cities go, though, it's got plenty of easy-going charm. San Francisco may be considered the second city in the state by many, but it's got a style all of its own.
Traveling with an operator like Caravan.com tours will begin in the city, where you'll see Fisherman's Wharf and more besides. Then, you'll journey down the coast seeing Monterey, Yosemite, and Malibu. And you'll get to experience the Wine Trail too - which is a setting for some of the most bucolically beautiful scenery you'll see anywhere.
Prince Edward Island
To look at Prince Edward Island from a distance, or in a photograph, you might be excused for thinking you'd traveled back in time. But in one of Canada's underrated jewels, you're still in the 21st Century. Just its best version. Glorious, almost antiquated architecture, nature walks and beaches from any postcard photographer's dream. It's a heady mix. It’s also almost painfully romantic.
And if you're partial to a bit of seafood, you're not likely to experience it better than here. Pick any restaurant you see and walk in - due to its location and size, the freshest catch is being served at all times. The only problem you'll have is that you need to leave at some point.
So, by all means, enjoy the cities and the shopping. But for so many people, and rightly so, North America gets really enthralling outside the built-up areas. And you won't run out of locations no matter how many trips you make.
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