With a surface area of 24,221,490km² (9,351,969 square miles), between the Pacific Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean and to the north of South America. North America’s highest point is Alaska’s Mount McKinley, which rises to 6,194m (20,320 ft) above sea level. There are also seven smaller nations at its southern extreme (collectively known as Central America), around two dozen island nations and territories of various sizes in the Caribbean, and one isolated French territory off the Canadian Atlantic coast.
North America consists of three large nations and one large island territory: Canada, United States of America, Mexico and Greenland.
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Visas Check with the appropriate consulate or embassy in your country to find out if you will need a visa to visit the country of your destination, especially for an extended period of time. Some countries have extremely detailed and complicated entry/departure laws, and treat visits of a week or two very differently from longer stays. Money If you’re traveling …
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There are many of us who have lost loved ones in these wars and have the desire to visit some of the locations synonymous with the most tragic battles – this wish has been made possible by our Travel Partner, Leger Holidays, who have a programme of Battlefield Tours which will take you on inspirational journeys of Remembrance and …Continue reading
If, like me, you have been enjoying Joanna Lumley’s recent television series and fascinated by the wonders of the countries she visited on her journey along the Great Silk Route’s Path across Central Asia, then you too can experience a section of her journey as our Travel Partner, Saga, has an Escorted Tour to Uzbekistan: Heart of the Silk …Continue reading
Jamaica is located in the Caribbean, a region south east of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America and north of South America. It comprises of more than 700 islands, islets, reefs and cays and today the area is home to 22 island territories and borders 12 continental countries. Due to the abundance of sunshine, …Continue reading