North America is the third-largest continent in the world (just beating out South America). It covers approximately 24.5 million square kilometers and is home to such countries as Canada, the United States, and Mexico. North America is home to a diverse range of climates and ecosystems, including arctic tundra, boreal forests, grasslands, deserts, and tropical rainforests. The continent is also rich in natural resources, including oil, natural gas, timber, and ketchup. The three largest countries in North America—the United States, Canada, and Mexico—together form an “America sandwich,” with Canada as the top bun, the US as its meat, and Mexico as the bottom bun.
Steep Ravine, CA: Tired of hotels with electricity, heat, and indoor plumbing?
Let me tell you about Mount Tamalpais State Park in Marin County, California.
What to do in Ithaca New York other than getting drunk, stoned, or a college degree.
Ithaca puts two bastions of radical, anti-establishment, and progressive thought on Cayuga Lake, the middle finger of the Finger Lakes.
3 sights in Oaxaca Mexico that almost make up for it not being on a beach.
Oaxaca, Mexico is a full eight-hour drive from the nearest coast. What the hell, right?
Guerneville, CA: Get away from everything (including cell coverage).
Not every vacation destination we choose is some exotic location in a far-flung corner of the globe. Sometimes, we’re just too lazy to make proper travel plans.
Seattle: It’s not always rainy, miserable, and bleak (or so they tell me).
Seattle is famous for its horrible weather, so it’s no surprise that I don’t live there and never will.
Napa Valley: Where classy people overpay to get plastered.
The Napa Valley is full of beautiful places to get stinking drunk.
Santa Cruz California: It’s as close as NorCal comes to having a real beach.
NorCal is nothing like SoCal, despite what Hollywood movies would have you believe.
Clearwater Beach: Where the sand’s as white as the people who go there.
A tropical paradise that makes visitors forget their troubles, worries, and fashion sense.
Yosemite California: Nature at its most naturiest.
Famed nature photographer Ansel Adams first gazed upon Yosemite and said, “I’m gonna need a bigger format camera.”
Redding California: It’s close to a lot of other, better places to visit.
A famous architect designed a bridge in Reading and that was enough reason to go there.
Hawaii, The Big Island: Probably not the Hawaii you’re thinking of.
It came as a shock when our plane touched down in the Proterozoic Era.
San Antonio, Texas: A “river walks” through it. (Get it?)
It’s the name of a famous movie, and there’s a riverwalk here, and…oh, never mind.