North America

New World

North America is a continent in the Northern Hemisphere. It encompasses all the Caribbean and Central American countries, Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, the United States of America, and Greenland (the world’s largest island). This continent is so diverse that it has many different climates and landscapes.

 

The most famous landmarks in North America are:

Natural landmarks:

  • Grand Canyon, USA
  • Niagara Falls, USA/Canada
  • Redwood National Park, USA
  • Mauna Kea, Hawaii/USA
  • Pico de Orizaba, Mexico

Man-made landmarks:

  • Statue of Liberty, USA
  • Golden Gate Bridge, USA
  • Chichen Itza, Mexico
  • Capitol Building & The Mall
  • Empire State Building, USA

THE BEST TIME TO VISIT

 

Anyone can visit North America anytime but the two best seasons to visit are Spring and Fall, between March to September. 

The Winter months are November to March; however, places like Alaska can get worse during the winter months, so check the weather forecasts frequently since the USA has sudden blizzards during the winter season.

 

Climate:

The USA has quite a landmass, so its climate can vary wildly from one region to another, generally hot summers and cold winters.

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WHAT TO EXPECT

 

Language: The official language is English 

 

Currency: US Dollar (USD)

 

Banks & ATMs:

Banks and ATMs are available everywhere

 

Plugs and Sockets:

The USA uses two plug types. Type A has two flat pins, and Type B has two flat pins and an earth pin. The voltage is 120V and 60Hz frequency.

 

Highly recommended to carry an international plug adaptor.

 

Safety:  

The USA is regarded as a safe country to visit but always be vigilant. Petty theft can be a concern in big cities. 

 

Flight Connections:

All major airlines fly into the major hubs around the USA.

Etihad Airways & Qatar Airways have great connections and prices.

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