North America

Apart from occasional trips to New York and visits to Miami and Chicago I had not seen that much of North America until recently. I guess I always opted for Latin America when I did cross the big pond from Europe to the Americas. So this time around I was super keen to finally see a bit more of the US and also to visit Canada for the first time.

One Month Road Trip Through the US

We allocated approx. one month for the US and in order to see as much as possible of the States within three weeks (one week was already full for meeting friends in New York and Cape Cod), we decided to do a road trip from Los Angeles to New Orleans. We first stayed a few days in Los Angeles and then started our US road trip which included the following stops: San Francisco, Mammoth Lakes, Las Vegas, Grand Canyon, Sedona, Pagosa Springs, Albuquerque, Austin, and New Orleans. The road trip was loads of fun though four weeks would have been more chilled out for having so many destinations to visit. The only problem we had was that our car broke down halfway through the trip. It wasn’t too much of an issue though. I just called a reliable towing company and they sorted us out pretty quickly.

Two Weeks in Canada

Niagara Falls Toronto Canada

After New York and Cape Cod we finally met a friend who had been wanting to go to Canada all her life, but due to some unfortunate event in her past she was left with a criminal record meaning she couldn’t cross the border. We finally decided to remove Canada from her bucket list and she got in touch with somewhere like this Pardons Canada site to have that criminal offence pardoned. It was shortly afterwards that we flew to Toronto, where we stayed a few days before starting road trip number 2 which took a bit more than a week from Toronto to Montreal and then Quebec. As you can see, our Canadian road trip was a bit shorter as we already has had booked our tickets to Hawaii (photo below ?).

Hawaii Maui Beach

So I can’t wait to come back to Canada and explore a bit more. Same holds actually also for Hawaii and for lots of the national parks in the US. Well, and a trip do New York can never be a bad idea either haha

To read more about location specific travel hacks and travel ideas, just click on the photos below and start reading ? I will add a few more travel itineraries and travel hacks soon.

Canada Travel Guide

United States Travel

Travel Hacks North America
Travel Hacks North America


  1. December 1, 2016 / 8:55 pm

    America and Canada, 2 beautiful countries that I have always dreamed to discover one day! I have always skipped them until now (I am 31 years old) just because they look like perfect to explore as a family; well, I think in the next years this dream is going to real life, thanks for sharing and keep posting :-D

  2. December 3, 2016 / 10:48 am

    My aunt lives in California. She has been calling me since so many years. perhaps I should plan a trip soon. There’s so much to do there. I am most fascinated by the natural wonders of USA

  3. December 3, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    US is a beautiful country. I was there about 10 years ago :) I can’t wait to explore more of North America at some point in my life.

  4. December 4, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    Canada has been popping up in my feed more and more as a destination! Thank your for sharing you experience and for the ideas, I think I’m going to visit this beautiful country soon :)

  5. December 5, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I have been to Toronto myself last year, in a very long stopover. I got the chance to explore a little bit of the city dressed up in its festive Christmas lights and really liked it. I want to go back and explore Canada a bit more, I found it so beautiful.

  6. December 5, 2016 / 6:13 pm

    Such an inspiring post, two amazing countries that I have always dreamed of visiting one day! :-) Amazing pictures! Thanks for sharing :-)

  7. December 5, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I’m not really a fan of north america but your post made me change my mind! These are amazing places that should not be missed! Thanks for sharing! ?

  8. December 5, 2016 / 8:25 pm

    Looks like you had a good time. I think you saw a ot of great placesin a short time. If you head back to Canada you gotta check out Calgary, Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Vancouver and Vancouver Island and Tofino.

  9. December 6, 2016 / 8:00 pm

    I am sure you must have had a great time in Latin Americas. Personally that attracts me more too compared to North America. However, surely the North deserves a chance too and the few photos you have here makes me want to see more of the continent. Also, what about the middle part between both? i.e. Mexico etc?

  10. Indrani
    December 7, 2016 / 2:36 am

    Yet another itinerary to be done. The road trip sounds exciting. Such a lot to see and experience.

  11. December 7, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    We have so far only been to North America once and that was a short stop in Miami. Have always considered Canada to be to similar to Scandinavia. Considering the size of the country there are probably a lot more to see though :)

  12. December 13, 2016 / 12:03 am

    Aww totally jealous of your road trip! We would love to do a road trip like yours. Totally agree about taking the time to see more of US. There is a lot of beauty here that should not be missed. From your stories it looks like you had a great experience.

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