Welcome to the Americas

Comprising of North, Central and South America – The America’s covers 8% of Earth’s total surface and is known as the New World. It’s made up of 35 countries with the largest populations coming from the United States, Brazil and Mexico.

By Mike Campbell

Mike discovered Hayward, North America's home of cross-country skiing which hosts the annual American Birkebeiner - the largest international cross-country ski marathon in the country.

By Lisa Owen

If you enjoy being in the great outdoors, hiking, and exploring unique landscapes, then San Diego is one place you can enjoy all year round.

Sally Watson

If you like to hike and are up for a challenge then Vancouver's Grouse Mountain might be for you.

Lisa Owen

Get off the usual traveller's track of Vancouver and Whistler and head inland to the Rocky Mountains. Canada’s Banff National Park is an outdoor adventurer’s paradise with 1600 kilometres of hiking trails.

Mike Campbell

Before we visited Clam Lake, Wisconsin, we had been told about the annual ice fishing contest, a Saturday in January when everyone in the town (37 residents) and a few people from neighbouring towns all head out onto the lake, drop a line and have a good time. The ice fishing contest also acts as a fundraiser for the local ATV club with prizes, raffles, a bar and BBQ – like a county fair on ice.

Jess Buchan

Lima is a bustling city of almost 10 million people - just under half the population of Australia – unfortunately, for most travellers, Lima is seen as merely a stopover or somewhere to catch up on missed sleep. But after spending two weeks in the Peruvian capital, I’m here to tell you it’s a beautiful place that provokes, inspires and amazes.

Erin Van Der Meer

Why I choose not to do the gruelling multiple-day trek to Machu Picchu, but instead took a luxury train: the Belmond Hiram Bingham.

Mike Campbell

Experice the annual Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race and explore the lakeside city of Bayfield, Wisconsin.

Lisa Owen

You’ll feel on top of the world in just 20 minutes when you hike up Hawaii’s Crouching Lion trail. The Crouching Lion trail near the township of Kaaawa on the island of Oahu is now one of my all-time favourite hikes owing to its breathtaking views of the mountains and coastline.

Jessica Valentine

Seattle. Known for its Space Needle, grunge music, old markets and wet weather. The Washington State city offers a unique experience to that of many other U.S. cities on the west coast and quickly became one of our favourite places in the U.S. but not for the reasons you might expect. Here are 5 fun things you must do during a visit to Seattle.