North America

"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page."
(St. Augustine of Hippo)


Cab at Times SquareCab at Times SquareNorth America MapNorth America is the world's third-largest continent and home to three of the largest countries - Canada, Mexico, and the United States of America - as well as Greenland, an independent Danish province.

Originally populated by indigenous peoples, today's North America offers an interesting blend of native North American and European cultures.

North America's geography is vast and versatile. Mountains reach as high as 6,198 m (Mt. McKinley, Denali National Park, Alaska), while valleys dip below sea level (Death Valley National Park, California). The continent is bordered by the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the Caribbean Sea. Temperatures in North America reach from some of the coldest to some of the hottest on Earth.

North America offers many popular travel destinations: Mayan pyramids, ancient cities, and Caribbean beaches in Mexico, the Hawaiian Islands, New York, and Las Vegas in the United States, along with Vancouver, Toronto, and the vast prairies in Canada.