Having been fortunate enough to travel extensively around the globe over the last decade, Ben has a particular affection for North America. Trips to the west coast of the USA have included many memorable highlights such as travelling the iconic Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles. But when it comes to his favourite country, there is one which stands head and shoulders above the others - Canada. Having visited 3 times, Ben has experienced both the west and east coasts and loves helping plan tailored holidays all over the vast country. Ask him about experiencing a luxurious rail journey on board the legendary Rocky Mountaineer, or staying at the iconic Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland, famed for its remoteness and stunning natural beauty. Away from Canada and the States, Ben's travel highlights include visits to Australia, Vietnam, Costa Rica and South Africa, while an exhilarating helicopter hike up to Franz Josef glacier in New Zealand, and witnessing the majestic Machu Picchu in Peru are firm favourites.
Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.
Read Ben’s latest articles
Canada is a country made for train travel, given its size and variety of landscapes that travellers can enjoy from the rails. Rocky Mountaineer offers some standout itineraries for great luxury rail journeys throughout Canada's West.
Find out why, when it comes to viewing icebergs, Newfoundland & Labrador on Canada's Atlantic Coast is king.
A beginner's guide to New Brunswick's Acadian culture, from the region's traditional food and historic sites to the best places to stay.