When one thinks of North America it is usually with the USA in mind.
While it is the most populous and powerful country in North America, it is one of twenty-three countries and a number of territories that make up this massive continent.
With so many countries on one continent to choose from, the possibilities are endless. From an Alaskan cruise up north, a shopping spree in New York, or a rainforest hike in Panama, there is adventure around every corner.
For something a bit more adventurous, Oregon, in the Pacific Northwest United States, is a hiker’s wonderland. With a landscape of rugged coastal mountain ranges, waterfalls, dense forests, lakes, and beaches, it is a place of startling beauty. One of the seven wonders of Oregon is Crater Lake, which is the deepest lake, and only national park in the state. A dazzling shade of blue which is clear to the depth of one hundred feet, Crater Lake contains only the purest water from rain and melted snow, due to its isolation from other rivers and streams.
Hiking is a fantastic way to see the jaw-dropping beauty of Crater Lake, but if that’s not your style, you can bike or drive it. In summer, boat tours are available, and in winter, cross-country skiing is the perfect way to see the snowy wonderland.