When most people think of great vacation destinations, they too often include far-away locals such as Europe, the Bahamas or even South America. And while these travel destinations are great if you have the budget and time to accommodate travel, there are other countries that are much closer (we share borders with them, in fact) that you may wish to consider instead. The northern country of Canada, for example, is home to many exciting vacation destinations, a fun and interesting populace, and is relatively inexpensive to visit by car or airplane. And while your only hope of vacationing to many exotic destinations probably involving winning some sort of huge sweepstakes with horrible odds of winning, you can probably visit Canada with what you have in your bank account and never have to worry about entering any Canadian contests at all.
The greatest thing about vacationing to Canada, besides that fact that everyone there speaks English and their similar culture, is the fact that you can travel there by car if you so desire. While plane trips may appeal to some people, being able to actually hop into your own car, plan a route, and drive to your vacation destination is something that you have to experience to really appreciate. Sure, border security has gotten a little more stringent in recent years, but if you have nothing to hide then you will have no problems getting over the Canadian border and having a grand time with out neighbors to the north. And don't worry about having to win some sort of ridiculous automobile sweepstakes to get a vehicle that will be good enough to make the trip; for most of the northern United States, Canada is merely a short trip away, and won't cost as much in gas money as you think it might.
For the average American tourist in Canada, the prices for lodging and entertainment may seem a little extravagant, but that also depends on what location you visit. For more popular cities, things might cost a pretty penny, but there is an endless amount of smaller, more quaint destination that will both save you money and appeal to some people's love for more rural landscapes. When visiting Canada, make sure you do your research before deciding exactly what sort of trip you want to have, and what kind of sights you desire to see. If you check on prices and feel that you'll need to win a cash sweepstakes just to make ends meet on your trip, then you might want to look at a different area of Canada when putting together your itinerary.
The country of Canada is a vast, often under-appreciated source of wonderful opportunities, sights and experiences for American tourists, and if you haven't yet visited, now is the time to do it. By making some very careful planning and being careful with budgeting the amount of money you are willing to spend, Canada might be exactly the right place for you and your family to visit on your next big vacation together.
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