Photo Credit:  Mitya Ku

California

California is a golden destination within the USA.   The Pacific Coast Highway offers spectacular views and the National Parks features the largest and the tallest trees in the world as Southern California offers a great variety of attractions including Disneyland, Universal Studios, Knott’s Berry Farm as well as major concert halls, major sports arenas, ski resorts, wineries, beautiful beaches as well as numerous cultural and historic sites.  Northern California also has many features including  San Francisco, the Napa-Sonoma-Mendicino wine valleys and the iconic Golden Gate bridge.  There are many incredible National and State Parks; Big Sur Yosemite, King’s Canyon, Death Valley, etc. etc.  California offers the adventurer and athlete every type of adventure sport from Skiing, water-skiing, snowboarding, para-sailing, white water rafting.  A drive up California’s Pacific Coast Highway features many charming cities, incredible views the central Californian Elephant Seal Reserve area is a National Geographic level experience with nature.  


 Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Canada

Canada is a huge country which is sparsely populated, but has a wealth of beautiful nature sites; from the Canadian Rockies to the beautiful islands, woods and many majestic glaciers as well as the cultural richness of the First Nation Peoples.  The charm of the main cities (Vancouver, Calgary, Quebec, Toronto, etc. )  also have a lot to offer the traveler.  The western British Canadian influence and the eastern French Canadian influence adds another fascinating dimension to this country’s cultural charm.  From Vancouver Island to Newfoundland, there is so much to experience and enjoy in Canada.