Coming from Europe, North America is a continent that interested us for years. You may not expect it but this huge continent is not the largest in the world. Asia and Africa are larger. In terms of population, they are ranked 4th after Asia, Africa and Europe. We find that remarkable.
North America has about 35 countries. Many you may not even know (yet) because they are islands scattered in the Caribbean. Just think of The Cayman Islands, Saint Lucia and Montserrat. These are all gems we hope to discover someday.
But it is mainly Mexico and the USA that first charmed us. Of course there is more to see than these phenomenal countries. We think nature in Canada is sublime and we can’t wait to discover it. Here you can already read our stories about what we already discovered in and about North America.
When you talk about dream destinations, the Bahamas is certainly one of them. For a European this dream was unreachable for a long time. Because the Bahamas is not really a budget destination. We were therefore very happy that we were finally able to visit the Bahamas in 2019 with a cheap flight ticket from Cuba. Something we did not complain about, because it’s a relaxing destination like no other. Unfortunately, this is and remains one of the most expensive destinations in North America.
Colored houses and vintage cars are one of the things you immediately link to Cuba. Something that is entirely justified! Especially in Havana. Although there is a bit more to visit in this country than just Havana. You can go to the beautiful beaches of Varadero or visit the most beautiful town in Cuba … Trinidad. Drinking an authentic moijto and taking a Salsa lesson should of course not be missed when visiting this country.
Jamaica is best known for celebrities as Bob Marley and Usain Bolt. But this island, located south of Cuba, has more to offer than just these two celebs. Jamaica offers beautiful nature with an enormous diversity and you can also find beautiful (deserted) beaches. Although the atmosphere of Jamaica is perhaps the biggest reason to travel to this country. It is unique and cannot be found anywhere else.
Mexico has been on our bucket list for years, and for good reason. With its rich history and culture, this country appeals to many travelers. In addition to culture, you will also find beautiful nature in Mexico. The extensive beaches with waving palm trees make you dream away immediately. This sunny destination remains one of our favourite destinations in North America.
America is on many people’s bucket list. And we are no exception. We were therefore very happy that we crossed this beautiful country in a two-month journey. We particularly liked the many National Parks in this country. Just think of Yosemite or the Grand Canyon. Of course this country has more to offer than beautiful nature. We also visited a few impressive cities including New York and Miami. You must visit this country at least once in your life.