The Americas, both North and South, are an interesting place. They don’t lack natural beauty, but the few traces of Mesoamerican culture that remain are slowly being washed away. Unfortunately, this means that it’s hard to get a glimpse of life before Columbus. Yet the vibrancy and liveliness of the New World make up for this. The Americas are ideal for a traveler who isn’t afraid to work for a view, yet does well in the hustle and bustle of the city.