Category: North America

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […]

5 fantastic ways to experience the Okanagan Valley

5 fantastic ways to experience the Okanagan Valley

Think of a sunny destination and Canada may not immediately come to mind, but did you know that the Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of the westernmost province of British Colombia, boasts more hours of sunshine than Rio de Janeiro or Hawaii? Another astonishing aspect of this increasingly popular tourist destination is the diversity […]

10 things to enjoy in Maine

10 things to enjoy in Maine

As I rapidly discovered when planning 10 days in Maine, this part of America is enormous and trying to visit it all (or even more than a small corner) in 10 days isn’t possible. Instead we picked the area we most wanted to visit – the coastline between Kennebunkport and Camden. Next time we can […]

Quebec puts the "great" back in "outdoors"

Quebec puts the “great” back in “outdoors”

Utahís Arches National Park was closed because of traffic gridlock on Memorial Day. Being awed by Yellowstoneís Old Faithful is challenging with parade-size crowds jostling for the same experience. While I patriotically appreciate the beauty and history of America, I also abhor crowds. I found the natural beauty and fascinating museums I was seeking plus […]

6 ways to enjoy craft beer in Denver

6 ways to enjoy craft beer in Denver

With more breweries per capita than any other state, Colorado is famous for craft brew. Denver is often referred to as the ďNapa Valley of Beer,Ē and more beer is produced in the Mile High City than any other metropolis in the US. Most microbreweries aim to source ingredients as locally as possible, and there […]

7 luxury locations for VIP jetsetters

7 luxury locations for VIP jetsetters

You donít have to visit L.A for Hollywood glamour; there are plenty of other destinations where the worldís fashionable elite convene to experience luxury at its finest along with superb and discreet service where your every need is catered for. Here are the top seven destinations for the jet setting elite: Cannes Home to the […]

5 canít miss experiences in Chicago

5 canít miss experiences in Chicago

Chicago is sometimes overlooked by visitors, who have heard more about NYC, Miami and San Francisco, but itís a delightful discovery that many miss out on. As a New Yorker, I loved strolling along the riverfront, with its aquamarine water (a beautiful color, thanks to water from Lake Michigan), the clean air, lack of crowds, […]

The USA - a destination for all seasons

The USA – a destination for all seasons

It shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise that a continent-sized country has something to see all year round, but British visitors to the USA do still tend to trend towards the obvious places in the obvious months. Nothing wrong with that, per se, because there are very good reasons for going to, say, New York […]

6 reasons why the Thousand Islands should be on your bucket list

6 reasons why the Thousand Islands should be on your bucket list

The spectacular Thousand Islands in Ontario is made up of 1,864 islands in the Saint Lawrence River, straddling the US-Canada border. The Islands range in size from 50 square miles to just big enough to support a single tree, creating one of the most beautiful and varied landscapes in North America. The Islands have a […]

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen and Snowmass are a big hit with travellers and holiday-makers in the winter months. The top class ski-resorts and beautiful†slopes are an adrenaline seeker’s dream whilst†the surrounding scenery and the majestic mountains are utterly inspiring. That being said, few fully understand the nature of the year-round appeal that both Aspen and Snowmass offer. Itís […]

3 reasons why dinosaur fans should visit Alberta

3 reasons why dinosaur fans should visit Alberta

Alberta has a rich history that reaches back to the Jurassic era, making it one of the most interesting destinations to visit in all of North America. Its natural landscape is known for being rich with fossils, including dinosaur bones, so this is the ideal holiday destination for dinosaur fans! Here are a few reasons […]

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

The Milky Way rises over Delicate Arch, an 80-feet tall, free-standing sandstone arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The most widely recognised of the parkís 2,000 arches, Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, appearing on the stateís license plates and reproduced in countless publications. Unfortunately, such an iconic landmark is bound to […]

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

Are you looking for something a little different for your family next time you head to Florida? Then look no further than this amazing 6-bedroom luxury vacation home from Jeeves Holiday Homes. This unique property is just 12 minutes from Walt Disney World and boasts accommodation that your kids are†sure†to love… Let’s start with the […]

4 of the world's most wonderful spas with a view

4 of the world’s most wonderful spas with a view

Hitting the spa is a wonderful way to enhance your vacation and rid yourself of any lingering stress. All across the world are a host of spas which not only boast opulent treatments, but opulent surroundings too. From those immersed in forestry to others suspended over shimmering waters, the world is privy to some truly […]

5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visitors to this sleepy California coastal town come for the fresh sea air, charming English-style architecture, white sand beach, cozy inns and great food. Situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with towering pine and cypress trees, Carmel by the Sea has a distinctive natural beauty all its own. Lurking just below the surface, […]

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

7 epic activities you can do in the Rockies

Exploring the Rocky Mountains is one of the most exhilarating adventures youíll ever have; thereís nothing quite like being completely surrounded by beautiful mountains, dazzling lakes and picturesque mountain towns. And if nature isnít enough for you, there are some truly epic outdoor activities to get stuck into, such as zip-lining, sky-diving and walking 918 […]

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