North America is a huge area of the world and one that I haven’t explored as much as I would have liked. But the parts I have been lucky enough to visit, I’ve created guides plus lots of inspiration posts for helping you to plan your own trips. Posts in this section centre around everyone’s favourite US destination – New York. Plus I’ve got a range of posts from my most recent trip to Mexico and my road trip with a friend over there. Canada is big on my bucket list and I can’t wait until I get to go over there and explore properly. But in the meantime, I’ve worked with top brands to create a range of blog posts to inspire your fly-drive trips, road trips and dream holidays over there.
Whether it’s planning the ultimate USA road trip, a shorter city break or a summer holiday – I got you. I’ve been to New York more times than I can count on one hand and have put together the ultimate guides to planning a short autumn, spring or winter break over there. Read about the more unusual and less touristy things to do in the city, and how to go there on a budget! Or head to Mexico for some sunshine and amazing food – and those gorgeous, white sandy beaches. Prefer to escape into nature? Canada is the one – my posts make your adventures accessible and budget-friendly.
Sunrises and sunsets you won’t forget
Kayaking at Bacalar, Lagoon of 7 Blues
Accommodation – These costs range hugely depending on which area you choose to travel. Obviously New York City will be an expensive trip – but trips here also end to be shorter. A US road trip will be expensive, as will Canada holidays. If you’re on a tight budget, I recommend Mexico as it’s a lot more budget-friendly and hostels are a great option for all – or hire a car/van and camp.
Food – Across the USA and Canada, there are lots of budget-friendly diners and restaurants that won’t break the bank. But if you’re on a budget, try shopping at supermarkets and preparing your own food. For Mexico, street food is the best, cheapest and most delicious option! Look for popular stalls as you walk around or head to night markets.
Transportation – This will likely be one of the most costly parts of travelling the USA or Canada – flights and car/van hire do add up. But often these trips are once-in-lifetime so weigh up how much you are willing to spend. Look at transport that can double as accommodation to reduce costs. For Mexico, the local buses are great and fairly cheap, if you’re on a super tight budget – try the “chicken buses”. They’re actually really good, a fraction of the cost and usually arrive quicker!
Suggested daily budget – 100+ GBP / 120+ USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!)
This part of the world has something for everyone. Whether you’re a shopaholic who wants to explore New York City and gorge themselves on pizza and cheesecake. Or perhaps you’re a nature-lover who can’t wait to go hiking and find the best views in Canada’s national parks. Maybe you’re simply craving fresh, spicy tacos from street food stalls, epic beaches and incredible Mayan temples. Whatever it is that inspires you to travel – North America has so much to offer.