Author Archive for Sandra Potter

Ski the Summit: the top 5

Ski the Summit: the top 5

New flights into the mile-high city of Denver have made access into the snow-sure Colorado resorts easier than ever and from Denver the only way is up and along the I-70 to the aptly named Summit County comprising no less than 12 ski resorts.  At 2,926 metres, Breckenridge is the highest ski resort village: nearby […]

Top 5 luxury ranches in North America

Top 5 luxury ranches in North America

That is quite a bold claim and of course, it is subjective, but I think these are the best. They vary in size and facilities but they all offer exemplary service, excellent food, good riding and the wonderful chance to be the cowboy of one’s childhood dreams.  A ranch holiday is a wonderful thing as […]

Luxury experiences in California that are not to be missed

Luxury experiences in California that are not to be missed

California, home to the stars and to some of the best natural wonders, food and wine in the world as well. You can think of Hollywood, Yosemite National Park, the Redwoods and the wineries. But how best to see and better still experience these glories.  Here are some of my favourite ways to spend a […]

Ride the open roads of the US and Canada

Ride the open roads of the US and Canada

What better way to explore the open roads of the US and Canada than on a motor bike? Imagine the curves in the Rocky Mountains, the long straight sections of Route 66, or biking the Big Sur on the Californian Coast. There are three ways to organise this. You can rent a motorcycle and head off […]

5 reasons to visit the Deep South

5 reasons to visit the Deep South

There are dozens of reason to visit America’s Deep South, all of them valid. The first thing is to decide which States comprise the Deep South. For me, and this is totally subjective, they are Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. I think these typify the sense of fun, the music, the variety […]

British Columbia's undiscovered gems - a ski safari

British Columbia’s undiscovered gems – a ski safari

If you like small resorts with huge dumps of snow, small numbers of skiers and large amounts of sunshine, look no further than the sunny side of the Rockies. Each of the resorts has enough to keep you happy for a week, but in my opinion, it ismore fun to take a two-week holiday, a […]

Cruise the mighty North American rivers

Cruise the mighty North American rivers

The rivers of North America have long been transport routes.  They helped the early travellers explore the continent.  Today they are a marvellous way to slowly explore the countryside. Is it the Mississippi in the south or the St. Lawrence in the north that pulls at your heart strings?  let us look at the options. […]

Springtime and flowers: gardens to visit in North America

Springtime and flowers: gardens to visit in North America

Springtime in England means blossom on our trees and flowers in our gardens; it also turns our minds to holidays and for the gardeners among us, perhaps the need for inspiration from gardens around the world. Here are some ideas of gardens to visit in North America. The Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC are for […]

How to make the most of your trip to Niagara Falls

How to make the most of your trip to Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is one of the most spectacular sights you will ever see.   Did you know that there are even more ways to experience the Falls, more attractions and that there have been some changes? The Journey Behind the Falls with its sights and sounds of thundering water assailing all your senses is still […]

I want a ranch holiday... what sort of ranch do I want?

I want a ranch holiday… what sort of ranch do I want?

The answer will depend, as always, as to who you are and what you would like from your holiday.  Ranches in both the US and  Canada are broadly split into four types which range from simple accommodation on working ranches to luxurious accommodation with spas and every wish catered for. The only common denominator is […]

How to spoil your Valentine 8 ways

How to spoil your Valentine 8 ways

How to find somewhere special for Valentine’s day is one of life’s challenges. When roses and chocolates are just not enough, where can you go to spoil your loved one? How to find the right balance between romantic luxury, fun, memorable but not over the top?  Heading across the Atlantic is always a special treat. […]

The famous five: 5 family holiday ideas for 2017

The famous five: 5 family holiday ideas for 2017

Time to think of travel plans for 2017.  Where to take the family for a luxurious and memorable holiday? The USA and Canada has many of the answers. With wide open spaces, lots of variety, there is plenty to do to keep the whole family entertained. Take the grandparents, take the children, there is fun […]

6 of the best ski resorts in North America

6 of the best ski resorts in North America

Nights are drawing in and frost is in the air.  Time to be thinking about where to ski this season. Forget Brexit, forget the US election; get out the wax and get planning. For the best skiing in North America  you have to head to the west, to the Rockies and beyond.  Here is where you […]

Luxury train travel in North America

Luxury train travel in North America

North America owes much to the early railroad companies who straddled the country back in the 19th century encountering seemingly insurmountable problems with weather and the native populations.  Today we can sit in huge comfort sipping a glass of something cool and delicious as the spectacular countryside slides by our window.  Whether you take the […]

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

So much fresh air, so much exercise, so hungry! Where are the best spots to eat in Whistler? Whistler has over 130 restaurants, cafes and bars with something to tantalise the taste buds of every cuisine and every budget. And that is one of its charms. Whether you want a gourmet dinner or a really […]

Why I would like to be in the Canadian Rockies right now!

Why I would like to be in the Canadian Rockies right now!

First of all, the sun is probably shining as you read this whereas in London, the sky is grey. Secondly, I could be outside enjoying a good meal with a backdrop of amazing scenery and doing all sorts of exciting activities. Thirdly, I could be watching an elk strolling across a grassy meadow or a […]

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