Most Beautiful Destinations in the Americas
In every corner of this world, there is a multitude of beautiful places to meet. How about meeting the most beautiful of them? Let’s go ahead to see most beautiful places in countries in north America and south America.
Fernando de Noronha, Brazil
There is no list of the most beautiful destinations in the world without the Brazilian presence. Of course there are several beautiful places to travel in Brazil, but let’s name just one on this list so we don’t look biased.
Fernando de Noronha is an archipelago of our country that belongs to the state of Pernambuco. With several islands and beaches that are considered the most beautiful in the country – such as Sancho Beach -, the place is a must for anyone looking for something that takes your breath away.
But be aware: there are rules to get there. Only disembarkation of 450 people per day is allowed and a mandatory environmental tax is required.
In the Colombian Caribbean is a place that preserves the past and impresses with its colors and historical points. Cartagena de Indias, or just Cartagena, has small streets, squares, museums and so many other colonial spots, as well as a spectacular sea. To go so far is to merge the history, colors and beauty of Colombia.
Galapagos is always linked to Charles Darwin and his famous Origin of Species. It was in this archipelago that the scientist made notes on the exotic species of fauna and flora that exist only here.
Its beauty of fauna and flora is enchanting and allows tourists to know unique and charming visual species. But it is important to be aware when visiting Galapagos to practice sustainable tourism and not alter the ecosystem of the region.
Machu Picchu, Peru
The archaeological site of Machu Picchu is a World Heritage Site and a unique opportunity for those visiting Peru. At over 2,700 meters, the ruins of the ancient city, built in the 15th century, enchant and show the power of the Inca Empire.
If Machu Picchu is an archaeological site of the Inca Empire, Yucatan has a Mayan heritage in its territory. The ruins of Chichen-Itzá, in the middle of a dense forest, is a spectacular site. The area is very well preserved and you can see every detail of this ancient people. There is also the heritage and influence of the Spanish, who later arrived in the region.
The Cuban capital is a preserved movie setting, ready to welcome tourists from around the world. Marked by the Cuban Revolution and full of marks of this era, Havana demonstrates all its charm and delights visitors to this Central American island.
Known also for the traditional mojito, the city has many museums, colors and beaches with the charming Caribbean sea. Remember that the city is very hot, so enjoy wearing cool clothes while you are there.
Grand Canyon, United States
With its 446 kilometers long, the Grand Canyon is grand in its beauty and size. Preserved within a national park, this natural destination has been carved for thousands of years thanks to the Colorado River and has become impressive in every respect. The place is able to house the adventurers and also the historians, with records of the indigenous tribes that lived there.
U.S. Rivers and Mountains by State
The United States is home to some of the most iconic and impressive rivers and mountains in the world. The Mississippi River is the second longest river in the United States and one of the most important rivers in North America. It runs from northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico, with its main tributaries including the Missouri, Ohio, Arkansas, and Red Rivers. The Grand Canyon is one of the most stunning geographical features in all of North America. It runs for 277 miles along Arizona’s Colorado River and is over a mile deep at its deepest point. Also located in Arizona are two of North America’s highest peaks: Humphreys Peak at 12,633 feet and Mount Baldy at 11,403 feet. Further east lies Mount McKinley (Denali) which stands at 20,320 feet and is the highest mountain peak in all of North America. The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system that stretches from Canada to Alabama. This range includes some of the oldest mountains on Earth with some peaks reaching over 6,000 feet in elevation such as Mount Mitchell (North Carolina) which stands at 6,684 feet tall. The Rocky Mountains are another iconic mountain range that stretches from Canada to New Mexico with many peaks topping 14,000 feet such as Mount Elbert in Colorado which stands at 14,433 feet tall!
Turks and Caicos Islands
The Turks and Caicos Islands (Turks and Caicos Islands) are a British overseas territory, part of the West Indies bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, in America. The relief is low, with up to 50 meters of altitude. There are 52 thousand residents (2017), most of them live in Providenciales. The capital is Cockburn Town, on Grand Turk Island.
These islands were discovered by Colombo in the late 15th century, when they were inhabited by indigenous people. In the 18th century, the islands were a pirate’s paradise. In the second half of that century, they were occupied by French and English. In 1799, the islands were submitted to the British government of the Bahamas.
Turks and Caicos are a tourist and tax haven. In September 2017, they were devastated by hurricanes Irma and Maria.
French Guyana (Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane) is an overseas department in France, in northern South America. Most of the territory is covered by forest. There are 257 thousand residents (2016). The capital is Cayenne (Cayenne).
In the early 16th century, the Spaniards explored the coastline of present-day French Guyana and began to colonize it a few years later. Subsequently, the Territory was also disputed by the French and the Dutch. These were expelled in 1676, and the Territory came to be controlled by France.
In 1809, the Prince Regent of Portugal D. João, then in Brazil, ordered the invasion of Cayenne, as a reprisal for the invasion of Portugal by Napoleon’s forces. The occupation lasted until 1817 and gave rise to Guyana Portuguesa, registered on the official map of Brazil and America Portuguesa, from 1821.
Since 1968, the European Space Agency has used the Kourou Space Center, off the coast of the Territory, for rocket launches.
American Recent History by Nation
Higher Education in the United States
The higher education system in the United States is highly regarded and considered one of the best in the world. Universities, colleges, and technical schools offer a wide range of degree programs from undergraduate to advanced doctoral degrees. Most universities offer courses in the humanities, sciences, social sciences, business administration, engineering, law, education, health professions and many other fields. The quality of instruction is excellent and students can choose from a variety of educational opportunities.
The cost of higher education in the United States varies greatly depending on the type of school selected. Private universities tend to be more expensive than public universities and community colleges are generally less expensive than both. Financial aid is available through grants, scholarships and student loans to help defray costs for those who qualify. Additionally, many employers will pay for employees’ tuition if they are enrolled in an accredited program that will benefit their career path.
In addition to traditional academic programs offered by universities and colleges there are also vocational schools that offer specialized training for specific careers such as medical or automotive technology or culinary arts. These schools provide students with a concentrated program that focuses on their chosen field without having to take general education courses like those found at traditional universities or colleges.
Overall, the United States offers a wide variety of options when it comes to higher education which allows individuals to find a program that fits their needs and interests while also helping them achieve their career goals.