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FOR MARITIME ENTHUSIASTSMatthew Bowling (USA) and Elizabeth Beeson (Canada)Overview: Enjoy the USA's historic city of Boston, and the wonderful coastal scenery of Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor as well as visiting fishing ports such as Lunenburg in Canada and exploring the dramatic Fundy National Park.Ma hew: Start in the historic ci of Boston, where I'd recommend joining the Freedom Trail walking tour to learn about the ci 's rich history and explore sights such as Faneuil Hall, Boston Common and the gold-domed State House. With a hire car it is just a two-hour drive along the coast to the pre beach resort of Kennebunkport, where you may rub shoulders with the Bush family who holiday here. ere is rugged coastal scenery to explore as you wend north-eastwards to Bar Harbor near Acadia Na onal Park.  is is a perfect spot for invigora ng coastal walks, whale-watching  ips and for indulging in scrump ous clam chowders. One of my favourite li le restaurants is Café  is Way in Bar Harbor -  y the steamed lobster, it's delicious! Elizabeth: A er a drive of an hour and a half you will leave Maine behind as you cross over into the Canadian province of New Brunswick. Stay for a couple of nights in the town of St Andrew's by-the-Sea and explore the historic s eets and the town's magni cent Kingsbrae Garden. Bidding adieu to the coast,  avel to New Brunswick's capital, Fredericton - don't miss the Beaverbrook art gallery. Your next des na on is Fundy Na onal Park: home to the highest  des in the world, this is a great place to walk on the ocean  oor or perhaps take a thrilling boat ride on the  dal bore as it races into the bay - prepare to get very wet! Fundy also has fantas c walking  ails and proli c birdlife. Having crossed the Bay of Fundy by ferry you will arrive in the province of Nova Sco a, and  avel to the nearby town of Annapolis Royal. Here, historic houses, gardens and the orchards of the fer le Annapolis Valley await. From Annapolis your drive takes you to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Lunenburg (above).  is  shing port is crammed with quaint, gaily painted clapboard houses; the Fisheries Museum of the Atlan c, with its historic ships, is well worth a visit. On the coastal drive north, stop at the much-photographed lighthouse at Peggy's Cove before arriving in Nova Sco a's capital, Halifax - a deligh ul place to end your  ip. 36 | AUDLEY TRAVELLER | www.audley.co.uk/usaGET STARTEDA 17 day tailor-made trip to the USA and Canada taking in the places featured above starts from £1,640pp. FOR MOUNTAIN LOVERSDave Martin (USA) and Rupert Cue (Canada)Overview: It's national parks galore. Combine the USA's Olympic National Park, North Cascades National Park and Mount Rainier National Park as well as Canada's spectacular Rocky Mountains and the dramatic Icefields Parkway. Dave: Star ng in the buzzing water ont ci of Sea le, be sure to visit Pike Place Market, the Space Needle, the  rst ever branch of Starbucks and the Museum of Flight. Drive to Olympic Na onal Park where there are deligh ul lakes to visit and lovely walking  ails through the park's temperate rainforests. Rupert: Take the short ferry journey  om the Olympic Peninsula to Victoria at the southern  p of Canada's Vancouver Island. From Victoria you can board the scenic two-hour ferry to Vancouver, nestled in a spectacular se ng between mountains and ocean, and with an enormous natural park at the ci 's heart.From Vancouver, drive east through the heart of interior Bri sh Columbia passing the migh Fraser River and Hells Gate Canyon.  e mountain scenery gets ever more spectacular as you cross into the province of Alberta and arrive in the ABCDABCD

FOR CITIES & LANDSCAPESElisa Scannell (USA) and Mike Ward (Canada)Overview: Take in Canada's lake-studded Eastern Townships, and vibrant Montréal and Québec as well as the thundering Niagara Falls and New York's Finger Lakes region.Elisa: A er a few days in the vibrant ci of Boston there's nothing be er than hiring a car to escape to New Hampshire's nearby White Mountains, breathe in pure mountain air and look for moose. Driving north, you cross the border  om New Hampshire into the Canadian province of Québec and encounter the a uent lake-studded region known as the Eastern Townships. Mike: Québec Ci lies a couple of hours' drive further north.  e ci evokes reminders of the 1759 Ba le of Québec, which changed the history of North America forever. Nothing is nicer than ambling through the cobbled s eets, exploring the many excellent art galleries and pavement cafés. One of my favourite restaurants is Le Lapin Sauté in the Pe t Champlain dis ict, where you can watch s eet entertainers while enjoying the delicious grills and gra ns. Your route then follows the migh St Lawrence River south to Mon éal, the second-largest French-speaking ci in the world. Con nuing your journey south, cross into the province of Ontario for a stay in Canada's largest ci , Toronto.  e ci 's excellent thea es, shopping and ethnic neighbourhoods are a joy to discover. Skir ng Lake Ontario, drive through the vineyards of the Niagara Escarpment to Niagara Falls. Our favourite ways to see the falls are on board the Maid of the Mist boat or by taking a helicopter  ight. Elisa: From Niagara, cross back into the USA and, driving past Bu alo, arrive in New York State's pre Finger Lakes region (above), maybe enjoying a few of the excellent local wines. It is then a scenic full-day drive through up-state New York to the great ci itself. GET STARTEDA 17 day tailor-made trip to the USA and Canada taking in the places featured above starts from £2,075pp. magni cent Rocky Mountains.  e towns of Jasper, Lake Louise and Ban are perfect bases  om which to explore.  ere's wildlife in abundance here: black bears, elk, bighorn sheep and deer are just some of the animals  equently seen.  ere are also plen of ac vi es: walking,  shing, horse riding, white-water ra ing and mountain biking. I never  re of driving the breathtaking Ice elds Parkway (below) between Jasper and Ban , which weaves between glacier-s ewn mountains and iridescent blue lakes such as gli ering Moraine Lake and Lake Louise. Dave: From Ban it is just a two-hour drive to the cowboy ci of Calgary. From here, head south and cross the border back into the USA to admire the mountain scenery in Montana's Glacier Na onal Park. Travelling west, head through the remote regions of northern Idaho and eastern Washington to the beau ful North Cascades Na onal Park where there are more monumental mountains to marvel at. Finally, Mount Rainier Na onal Park beckons, before returning to Sea le at the end ofyour  ip.GET STARTEDA 21 day tailor-made trip to the USA and Canada taking in the places featured above starts from £2,505pp. START PLANNINGIf you would like to discuss your travel plans to the USA and/or Canada please contact our Canada specialists on 01993 838 700 or our USA specialists on 01993 838 755. ABCDUSA & CANADA AUDLEY TRAVELLER | 37