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East Coast vacations,Top North American travel experiences

  1. By kevin
  2. On Jun 13, 2018
  3. North America
  4. Travel Tips

We shared the top North American travel experiences here,which may enrich your East Coast vacations.Some of the best journeys are offshore,too:the ferry journey through Alaska’s Inside Passage is a gold-rush history lesson and whale-watching extravaganza rolled into one.And try to meet some of North America’s indigenous people.In Canada,there’s an increasing variety of First Nations experiences from homestays to Inuit-led wildlife cruises.Their insights prove there’s far more to North American culture than Hollywood and Broadway.

It would take a lifetime to do proper justice to the variety of experiences on offer in North America,but here are a few ideas for starters.

Take a great rail journey–rail travel is one of the best ways to see great swaths of North America breezing past(many of the trains even have special transparent-roofed viewing carriages for better sightseeing):you're only limited by the amount of time you have.Try an Amtrak or VIA Rail pass for the best value.

Watch polar bears,Churchill,Manitoba–in the remote,frozen town of Churchill,Canada,nestled on the shores of Hudson Bay,having a good bear story to tell counts for a lot.The good news is it is pretty hard to leave without one of your own.Take to the tundra in a big-wheeled buggy in October/November for the best chance of a sighting.

Experience New York State–hike or climb in the Catskills;canoe,kayak,raft and camp as you explore the Finger Lakes;nip into the wineries–there's more to the state than that big city.Though a stop-off in the Big Apple is fun too!

Ride Alaska’s Marine Highway–Alaska's Marine Highway is a lifeline for remote coastal communities–luckily,it is also the best way to see Alaska's rugged wilderness,scenic beauty and abundant wildlife as the ferries run up the Inside Passage and out to the Aleutian Islands.

Hike the gold-rush trail,Yukon–hike along the Klondike River near Dawson City,Yukon,Canada.About 390 tons of the yellow stuff have been taken from the Klondike area in the century since its discovery–it's worth having a go and panning for some of your own.