5 North American Trips to Take Before 2019 is Over


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As we near the end of 2019, there's only a few months left until we wrap up another year of fantastic travel. Have you made a dent in your travel resolutions yet? If not, we've got a few trips you should consider adding to your queue. From sandy shores to national parks to fall foliage, here are five North American trips to take before this year closes out.

Explore the Yucatán Peninsula

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Immerse yourself in the best of Mexico, from stunning beaches to ancient ruins, and a rich cultural history. Welcome to Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula. This stunning cultural state has so much to offer, and this week-long trip will showcase the best of the region, from Mérida to Playa del Carmen. Swim in cenotes, wander colorful colonial streets, explore Mayan ruins and end with your toes in the white sand of a Caribbean beach.

Cruise the Coast from New England to Canada

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You've heard of leaf-peeping — the favored past-time of those who love fiery foliage. This fall, take this activity to the seas and watch the New England coast come alive on a cruise. Hop from New York City up the coast, stopping off at Bar Harbor, Halifax and Montreal. Marvel at Acadia National Park and explore the wonders of Nova Scotia. Bundle up with pumpkin or apple spice and feel the sea air breathe a new season into your lungs.

Trek Through the Canadian Rockies

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You've perused breathtaking photos of the Canadian Rockies, and now it's time to act on your Instagram scrolling. Explore the unbelievable landscape of the Canadian Rockies on one fabulous trip. Start in Vancouver, the city that straddles metropolis and nature, then head north through Banff National Park, Jasper and Whistler. Delight in alpine meadows, sparkling lakes and breathtaking hikes. Soak in hot springs one day and taste wine the next.

Ride the Rails of the West Coast

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All aboard! If you want to explore the wonders of the Pacific Coast without dealing with the horrors of California traffic, then the Amtrack Coastal Starlight is for you. This train runs daily from Seattle to Los Angeles, stopping off at several points along the way. Enjoy stunning scenery from the comfort of your seat, and hop off whenever you want to explore more. Book the whole 35-hour trip, or simply schedule yourself on individual legs and customize the trip to your preferences. Maybe you want to stop for wine tasting in Santa Barbara or are planning a day trip to Crater Lake. This trip can get you there for as little as $97 one-way.

Immerse Yourself in the National Parks of the West

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Some of the nation's most jaw-dropping national parks can be found in the Wild West. Join National Geographic and G Adventures on this 16-day tour of the Western National Parks and explore some of the most breathtaking vistas in the country. From the red-rock cliffs of the Zion National Park to the towering tree trunks of Sequoia National Park, explore the wonders of the American West.

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