Top Five Favorite Places in North America
Yosemite National Park
A vacation at Yosemite National Park in California is all about reconnecting with nature. Spend your visit checking out famous landmarks like Half Dome and Glacier Point or hiking Cathedral Lakes, the Mist Trail, and other popular paths. You'll also want to save time to admire Yosemite's numerous waterfalls, including towering Yosemite Falls, which is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.
Known for its surfing, sustainable tourism, and farm-to-table restaurants, Costa Rica is guaranteed to thrill your inner adventurer. Nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will find the perfect paradise here. This ideal destination spans numerous ecosystems, from sandy beaches to tropical rainforests. Whatever you decide to do, you will understand the true meaning of the Costa Rican saying pura vida – it’s a way of life.
Home to some of Mexico's only waterfront Mayan ruins, Tulum appeals to history buffs and water lovers alike. Positioned along a stretch of the Riviera Maya, the area offers numerous accommodations, ranging from small boutique hotels to wellness retreats to all-inclusive resorts. Regardless of where you stay, you can spend time lounging on the beach, exploring ancient ruins, and swimming in secluded cenotes (underwater caves).
From its diverse wildlife (such as Magellanic penguins, Andean cats, and southern elephant seals) to its majestic mountains and jaw-dropping glaciers, Argentina’s Patagonian region showcases Mother Nature at its finest. Even the most amateur of photographers will appreciate the palette of incredible colors on display here. Can't-miss places for first-timers include the Argentine Lake District, Mount Fitz Roy, and the Perito Moreno Glacier.
Banff National Park
Nestled amid the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, Banff appeals to both nature enthusiasts and luxury seekers. Visitors can spend their days skiing or hiking and floating down the Bow River before retiring to one of the several opulent hotels for some spa therapy. Popular day trips include the Columbia Icefield and Moraine Lake – renowned for its turquoise waters.