North American Introduction by Breakaway
Our aim is to inspire people to explore, to travel often and to have fun while visiting Breakaway's 'Golden Lands and Far Away Places'. We strive to provide travellers everywhere with reliable, comprehensive and independent travel information.
North America is a continent in the northern hemisphere and almost fully in the western hemisphere, bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the North Atlantic Ocean, on the southeast by the Caribbean Sea, and on the south and west by the North Pacific Ocean. North America is a kaleidoscope of culture which sprawls from the artic to the tropics and has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world.
What to See (Natural Sights)
Glacier Bay, Alaska - Spot Humpback, Grey and Minke Whales amongst the icebergs.
Baniff National Park, Alberta, Canada - Serene turquoise lakes amid the jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains.
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA - Huge Volcanic caldera of colorful hot springs, geysers and wildlife.
Niagara Falls, Canada/USA - These immensely powerful waterfalls make a breathtaking natural spectacle.
Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA - The world's most impressive canyon carved through the ages by the Colorado River.
What to See (Cultural Sights)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA - World art and culture from the Pharaohs to Jackson Pollack.
White House, Washington DC, USA - Pomp and power at the president's world-famous residence.
Graceland, Tennessee, USA - Elvis Presley's home full of memorabilia
Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. USA
Chichen Itza. Mexico - Still-mysterious Mayan pyramid.
What to Do (Activities)
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - Beat the bank in this cities glitzy casinos
Charreria, Mexico City, Mexico - Displays of daring horsemanship and machismo.
From coral reefs, fishes and colorful varieties of sea creatures, you can truly enjoy the experience of a diving adventure.
The world is worth seeing
Travel books are good for the initial "big picture" trip planning, but not for the details. Through our pages we try to bring you a taste of the Exotic.
For all those little tip that help make any holiday enjoyable
NORTH AMERICA MAP - 360° IMAGES PANORAMAS & LOCAL INFORMATION
North America Travel Videos
With the continued war on terror, customs checks are often decidedly po-faced affairs these days, with ashen-faced bruisers checking bags and passports with extreme diligence. It might be tempting to try and rush through customs to get to the duty-free shops on the other side, or even treat the whole process as a bit of a joke. A word of advice: don't! Approach customs checks with the seriousness they demand. Be polite with customs officers, follow their rules and you'll be en route to your destination in no time.
Foreign Embassies in South Africa
♦ Australian High Commission. Canada Suite 710-50 O'Connor St, Ottawa ON, K1P 6L2
♦ UK in Canada 80 Elgin Street. Ottawa ON K1P 5K7. CANADA
Telephone: (1) (613) 237 1530
Telephone: (1) (613) 237 1530
♦ Embassy of the United States Ottawa, Canada 490 Sussex Dr Ottawa, ON K1N 1G8, Canada
Telephone: (613) 238-5335
♦ Embassy of Australia 1601 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036, United States
Telephone: (202) 797-3000
♦ British Embassy in the United States 3100 Massachusetts Ave, NW. Washington DC 20008
The United States Homeland Security Advisory System Threat Level is currently at yellow ("elevated"), indicating a "significant risk of terrorist attacks". New York City is currently at orange ("high"), indicating there is a high risk of terrorist attacks.
Further information is available from the United States Department of Homeland Security
If staying in a hotel, do not leave your door open at any time; Do not leave your handbag or luggage unattended in reception or dining areas as thieves often target tourist hotels; Keep passports, tickets and large sums of cash in a safety deposit box or hotel safe; Avoid leaving luggage on display in cars.
Links around North America
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