USA: Florida – 2023

Florida is the southeasternmost U.S. state, with the Atlantic on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. It has hundreds of miles of beaches. The city of Miami is known for its Latin-American cultural influences and notable arts scene, as well as its nightlife, especially in upscale South Beach. iami Beach is a south Florida island city, connected by bridges to mainland Miami. Wide beaches stretch from North Shore Open Space Park, past palm-lined Lummus Park to South Pointe Park. The southern end, South Beach, is known for its international cachet with models and celebrities, and its early-20th-century architecture in the Art Deco Historic district with pastel-colored buildings, especially on Ocean Drive. Longboat Key is a town in Manatee and Sarasota counties along the central west coast of the U.S. state of Florida, located on and coterminous with the barrier island of the same name. Everglades National Park is a 1.5-million-acre wetlands preserve on the southern tip of the U.S. state of Florida. Often compared to a grassy, slow-moving river, the Everglades is made up of coastal mangroves, sawgrass marshes and pine flatwoods that are home to hundreds of animal species. Among the Everglades' abundant wildlife are the endangered leatherback turtle, Florida panther and West Indian manatee. Key Largo is an island in the Florida Keys, an archipelago off the south coast of the U.S. state. It’s a popular holiday destination where onshore and offshore state parks provide opportunities for wildlife encounters, fishing, kayaking and diving. Divers and snorkelers visit John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park to view tropical fish and an underwater statue of Christ.

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USA: New York City 2017

There's no place quite like New York City. Even if you think you know the city well—the world-class museums, amazing food, and unforgettable views—there's always something new and exciting to discover.With awesome architecture and parks, take in the city’s grandeur from observation decks at icons like the Empire State Building and Top of the Rock, or on a stroll across the Brooklyn Bridge or Brooklyn Heights Promenade.Soar to the Observatory at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the One World Trade Center, in the 60-second elevator ride. Surrounded by panoramic views, it feels like you can see forever!Take a selfie with the Statue of Liberty on a free ride aboard the Staten Island Ferry,

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USA: Memphis, Tennessee 2016

Memphis is a city on the Mississippi River in southwest Tennessee, famous for the influential strains of blues, soul and rock 'n' roll that originated there. Elvis Presley, B.B. King and Johnny Cash recorded albums at the legendary Sun Studio, and Presley’s Graceland mansion is a popular attraction. Other music landmarks include the Rock 'n' Soul Museum, Blues Hall of Fame and Stax Museum of American Soul Music.

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USA: Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009

Minneapolis is a major city in Minnesota that forms "Twin Cities" with the neighboring state capital of St. Paul. Bisected by the Mississippi River, it's known for its parks and lakes. Minneapolis is also home to many cultural landmarks like the Walker Art Center, a contemporary art museum, and the adjacent Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, famed for Claes Oldenburg's "Spoonbridge and Cherry" sculpture.

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Canada: Knight Inlet 2008

Knight Inlet lodge was located 80 kilometres north of Campbell River at Glendale Cove, 60 kilometres from the mouth of Knight Inlet. The area is home to one of the largest concentrations of grizzly bears in B.C. The floating lodge was unfortunately completely destroyed fire in 2012 during the September peak fall bear viewing season, when bears gather to feed on salmon returning to the Glendale River. It has now been rebuilt. A stay here is a must! Great accommodation, fantastic freshly prepared food, friendly and knowledgeable staff! The best bit about staying here is the most incredible scenery and wildlife, which you will hopefully see the moment you step off the seaplane! We landed at the lodge around 10am from Campbell River and were on out first boat outing in Glendale Cove 30 minutes later, seeing the abundance of wildlife in the cove.

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Canada: Vancouver to Vancouver Island 2008

Vancouver, a bustling west coast seaport in British Columbia, is among Canada’s densest, most ethnically diverse cities. A popular filming location, it’s surrounded by mountains, and also has thriving art, theatre and music scenes.Vancouver Island, off Canada’s Pacific Coast, is known for its mild climate and thriving arts community. On its southern tip is Victoria, British Columbia’s capital, and its boat-lined Inner Harbour, neo-baroque Parliament Buildings, grand Fairmont Empress Hotel and English-style gardens. Harbour city Nanaimo, home of chocolate-and-custard Nanaimo bars, has an Old City Quarter with shops, galleries and restaurants. In 1949, the world's first double chairlift was built on Grouse Mountain, replacing a two to three hour hike from the skiers' bus stop at the base of the mountain.

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USA: Glacier National Park, Montana, Idaho & Washington

Glacier National Park is a 1,583-sq.-mi. wilderness area in Montana's Rocky Mountains, with glacier-carved peaks and valleys running to the Canadian border. It's crossed by the mountainous Going-to-the-Sun Road. Among more than 700 miles of hiking trails, it has a route to photogenic Hidden Lake. Other activities include backpacking, cycling and camping. Diverse wildlife ranges from mountain goats to grizzly bears. Idaho is a northwestern U.S. state known for mountainous landscapes, and vast swaths of protected wilderness and outdoor recreation areas.

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Canada

When I think about Canada the following springs to mind: Maple Syrup, Marijuana, Ice Hockey and stunning vistas! Canadians are also the most polite people that we have ever come across. The wildlife is spectacular - bear and whale watching off the remote Knight Inlet made forever memories. The National Parks are out of this world and we covered many miles in our huge RV - the only way to do it! We were also fortunate enough to take the Silver and Blue train coast to coast across Canada - an amazing journey!

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Canada: Waterton National Park

Waterton Lakes National Park is in southern Alberta, Canada, bordering Montana’s Glacier National Park. It’s known for its chain of lakes, including the large Upper and Middle Waterton lakes, flanked by the Rocky Mountains. The Red Rock Parkway crosses the prairie to the small Red Rock Canyon. Bison graze near the Bison Paddock Loop Road. In Waterton village, a pathway offers close-up views of Cameron Falls.

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