It was bound to happen. Now that the children are old enough, they're lobbying mom and dad to take then to Walt Disney World in Florida, or Disneyland in California. It's not just your kids that want to go. In surveys, Disney is the number one desired family trip among those ages 14 and under. Just between us, both Disney destinations are wonderful for adults too, even for those travelling without children. Fabulous theme resorts, wonderful shows, and world-class dining are sure to please grown-ups. But your holiday to North America can include other beloved places, too.
Consider the bright lights of New York City, a city that never sleeps and is chock full of hustle and bustle with fine restaurants, infinite shopping opportunities and famous sights like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty. Or head farther north to Canada, an unspoiled country that will soon be hosting the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, a city that is perched between the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. For a taste of Europe, North American style, wander the cobblestone streets of Montreal, where the French culture thrives side-by-side with the English one. On Canada's east coast, the Maritime region offers a welcome respite from the high energy of city life. Tiny fishing villages, with houses painted in a rainbow of colours, stretch along the coastline and are famous for their warmth and hospitality.
If you have family in North America, you may be able to see the changing of the seasons. Fall in the northern part of the continent, in states like New Hampshire, Vermont and New York, or the Canadian provinces of Quebec or Ontario, is a wonderful time to visit. The leaves turn from green to amber, crimson, mocha, and tangerine, while the days are warm and nights cool and crisp. Holiday time around Christmas is enchanting with small towns holding Santa Claus parades and stores in the city creating enchanting window displays.
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What we love about North America
The energy of the big cities is intoxicating, from Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue to New York's Time Square, to the dazzle of Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Mickey Mouse lives here.
National wonders like the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls are found in every state and province.
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New York to the Bahamas
Monday 10th May 2004
Travel Counsellor: Charlene Ross
The “Big Apple”. What more can I say? This was a dream come true for me.
Manhattan with its many tall buildings is quite overwhelming. You can’t help to stop and stare at the buildings. It almost feels as if the buildings are closing in on you.
It is such a busy and vibrant city, with yellow cabs everywhere, people rushing from one place to another, street performers, limousines, busy street side café’s, and at night lots of lights everywhere with the faded sound of Jazz and Blues in the air.
Unfortunately I was only there for 1 day and 1 night. I tried to see as much as possible visiting Ground Zero, Wall Street, strolling the “oh so” expensive 5th Avenue, Broadway, and of course Central Park. You cannot believe that you are in one of the busiest cities of the world. It is so peaceful and beautiful in Central Park. I also went to see where John Lennon was shot.
Broadway comes to life at night with theatres everywhere and restaurants. Meals are quite expensive,... view full story
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