Northern America

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Budget: Very Expensive

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"The Region with Both Glamour and Simplicity"

Northern America Tourism

Northern America consists of United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Jaamaica, Bahamas, Panama, Greenland, Belize, Panama, Haiti, Gautemala, Barbados, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Lucia, Cayman Islands, Gaudeloupe, Martinique, Saint Barthelemy, United States Virgin Islands, Grenada, Dominica, British Virgin Islands, Sint Maarten, Anguilla, Saint kittsand Nevis, Saint Pierre and Piquelon, Montserrat, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Collectivity of Saint Martin, and United States Minor Outlying Islands. Each country is different from the others. The region has a huge variety of cuisines, natural sites, architectural wonders that visiots can enjoy.

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What's Great?

Cuisines. Theme parks, Natural wonders. Music. Art.

What's Not So Great?

Certain countries are underdeveloped.

For Whom?

Adrenaline junkies. Nature lovers. Food enthusiasts.

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About places in Northern America

It is difficult to make a trip to North America a short one because all the countries are very different from each other. No matter what kind of thrill you're looking for you would find it all here in one place. If you're into underwater adventures make sure to take a trip to The Bahamas which is known for its beautiful beaches, and other water sports. In order to surround yourself with beauty, diversity and kindness, let your feet take you towards Canada. All the culture enthusiasts can make their way towards Mexico which is a country shrouded in history. Its rich history and magnificent architecture would be a treat for your eyes. If you want to live through all your dreams in one place, visit the United States of America. The country is known for its museums, theme parks, natural wonders, and great food.

Stay Option in Northern America

There are a variety of accomodation options in Northern America. Although, the fares may vary depending on the country you're visiting. You can find luxurious hotels as well as mid - range and budget hotels. Hostels, private rooms, and campsites are also available.

Food in Northern America

North American cuisine is a broad term as it is made up of multiple cuisines with each one having its own unique flavor, ingredients, and preparation methods. The food varies depending on the country you're visiting along with the location of the city/town. Common ingredients used include corn, potatoes, tomatoes, collard greens, pecans, grits, peanuts, beans, pumpkins, squash, and cheese. Meats consumed in this region include beef, pork, clams, turkey, chicken and crab. Alcoholic bevarages are widely consumed in this area.

Culture, Religion & Language of Northern America

Northern American culture is heavily influenced by European culture and it can be seen in the countries' arts, literature, theatre, and music. Languages of this region include English, Spanish, French, and Creole languages.English is widely spoken in these countries. However, if you move towards the Latin American countries, the number of English speakers decline. However, for the most part knowing English should be enough to get by. Although, it's best to learn a few basic phrases before visiting a country whose official language isn't English.

Tips for visiting Northern America

Keep a copy of all your travel documents. Wear a money belt and beware of bag snatchers. Be aware of your surroundings.

Shopping in Northern America

There are innumerable things you can buy in North America. It is a shopper's paradise as it has everything one would look for. People buy chocolates, wines, baked goods, electronics, accessories, clothese, shoes, art work, books, home decor items etc. Bargaining is not acceptable in major cities. Although, you can try haggling in the flee markets of the smaller countries.

Festivals in Northern America

North Americans make sure to take out some time from their busy schedules to come together with their loved ones and celebrate. Their energy is infectious and continues to draw visitors from all over the world. Make sure to make a stop in U.S.A during Christmas. The streets are adorned with lights and decorations. The shops and stores have special discounts . People decorate their Christmas trees and celebrate with food, laughter, and music. If you're in Canada make sure to stop at Ottawa's Winterlude. It features ice and snow sculpting competitions along with other snow sports. Some cultures in Mexico celebrate Day of the Dead where they keep keepsakes of their dead ones such as their skulls. On some special occassions, these keepsakes are decorated and brought out. Processions are made to the cemetry where flowers, food and other offerings are made to the dead.

Hygiene in Northern America

North America is quite clean and it is expected of all visitors to keep their surroundings clean while they visit. Littering is prohibited and offenders would be fined. Make sure to be up to date on all routine vaccines including measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and a yearly flu shot.

Customs of Northern America

People in North America dress acoording to their tastes. It is best to dress according to weather for your own comfort. Tipping is practiced in this region. Visitors are expected to tip their waiters, hotel staff, tour guides etc. People greet by shaking hands. Although, friends and relatives greet by hugging or kissing on both cheeks.
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