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North America

Many people think of the USA when they hear the term North America, although most of those people are from the USA and aren't sure there is anything beyond their borders. But to neglect Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean would leave you without much of what is great about North America. We have taken the liberty of including Central American countries in this section for convenience.

Mexico truly is a foodies paradise

How to eat like a local in Mexico

Mexican food is famous across the Globe for its colors, flavors and use of healthy ingredients. And it really tastes better in Mexico.
Cenotes are one of the truly magical experiences to have in Mexico

The essential sights of Mexico

You have probably tried the food, had some Tequilla shots and seen pictures of men in sombreros but we show you the essential sights of Mexico.
Lake Tahoe is the escape of choice for anyone in San Francisco

The Best Place in The Americas for a short getaway

We invited some amazing travel bloggers around the world to tell us where they would spend a few days in Europe, plus a bonus suggestion from us.

Make the most of a short stay in Cozumel, Mexico

Located just a short ferry ride from Cancun and Playa del Carmen is the Caribbean island of Cozumel. Without the "party time Spring Break" feel of nearby Cancun, it's the perfect escape. You just need to avoid cruise passengers.

Short Breaks – Portland,Oregon

We came for the food, which was everything and more than we expected, but ended up loving every minute in Portland. They may push the city as "weird" but it's so much more. Markets, mountains, waterfalls and incredible views everywhere.
Hard at work researching Hawaii at Sheraton Kona

Photo Journal – the Big Island Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii is a remarkable place. A short flight from Honolulu but a world away as a destination. From stunning scenery to active volcanoes, fish filled snorkeling to relaxing Resorts, a place full of contrast and adventure.
A history to rival any destination, diverse architecture, warm and welcoming locals, vibrant personality and a food culture that is so good it is World Heritage listed. And the best place to experience every aspect of Mexican life is Oaxaca.

Short Breaks – Oaxaca, Mexico

A history to rival any destination, diverse architecture, warm and welcoming locals, vibrant personality and a food culture that is so good it is World Heritage listed. And the best place to experience every aspect of Mexican life is Oaxaca.

Photo Journal – Oaxaca, Mexico

Oaxaca is a truly beautiful place. Not just the vibrant colours of the buildings but the history, the wonderful food, the arts and craft villages and most of all the friendly people. This is certainly where Mexico shows her best.

Eating la Vida Global – Portland food experiences

A clever take on humble grilled cheese sandwiches, jalapeno poppers with a delicious twist, barbecue sliders, a one bowl wonder, elephant ears and the world's best donuts are 6 food experiences that will bring us back to Portland, Oregon.
Every now and then we budget in something special. After spending 4 nights at the cheap and barely cheerful Ramada Cancun we splashed out on three nights of All-Inclusive craziness at the Moon Palace

Over the Moon 5 star in Cancun

Let's get something straight, we are not luxury travelers, we generally aim for nice or quirky budget friendly accommodation and spend the money we save on what we do rather than where we sleep. But...
Cancun may be best known for its All-Inclusive Resorts which fill their guests' bellies with standard westernised versions of food from around the globe. Sure they will probably have "Mexican" food at one, if not all, of the restaurants on offer. But did you know that real Mexican food bears little resemblance to meals served up in the USA, Australia, UK and so on?

Eating la Vida Global – a Pik Nik in Cancun

Cancun may be best known for its All-Inclusive Resorts which fill their guests' bellies with standard westernised versions of food from around the globe. Sure they will probably have "Mexican" food at one, if not...
From my visits to Mexico I have learned a number of things about the beautiful people living there. But for me, two things really stand out... family means the world to them they love to party, a fiesta is serious business

Bicentenario – 200 years of Mexican independence

"Viva Mexico!", VIVA! "Viva Oaxaca!", VIVA! "Viva la Independiencia!", VIVA! From my visits to Mexico I have learned a number of things about the beautiful people living there. But for me, two things really stand...