North America Travel Guide

North America stated being settled 10,000 years ago as people crossed the Bearing Sea via a land bridge during the last Ice Age and moved south into the continent. Over the eons these native people formed into groups of small hunter-gather bands and all the way up to the great civilizations of the Mayans and Aztecs. While European settlement of the Americas started with Christopher Columbus’s historic voyage, the Nordic Vikings had reached the northern shores at least 500 years earlier.

The primary countries, by size, are Canada (semi-autonomous since 1867 and independent in 1931), the United States (fought and won its independence in 1776), and Mexico (declared independence in 1810). Two sub regions of North America are the Caribbean (has its own section on this website) and Central America, both of which have many smaller countries.

I have visited 49 of the 50 states, but for the purpose of this website I am only writing about my travels since 2010, which is when I spent a year cruising the Guiding Light along the Gulf and East coasts. I used a combination of the Intracoastal Waterway (ICW) and sailing offshore as I traveled from Houston up to Nantucket and then back to Florida to start my cruise through the Bahamas.

If you would like to learn more about a particular country just click on it in the map below. Of course, you can also jump over to the USA Travel Video page.

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