Category: North America

Walt Disney World’s latest attraction: Star Tours 3D

Walt Disney World’s latest attraction: Star Tours 3D

A cast of hundreds of Star Wars characters and performers – including Anthony Daniels, who has played the golden droid C-3PO since the first film debuted in 1977 – converged on Disney’s Hollywood Studios last month for the launch of the attraction destined to send millions of guests on virtual journeys throughout the Star Wars galaxy. Star [...]

Siesta Key wins the ‘Beach Oscars’

Siesta Key wins the ‘Beach Oscars’

Dr. Beach, otherwise known as Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, named Siesta Key Beach, Sarasota, ‘America’s Best Beach’ as part of his annual list of America’s top 10 beaches. According to his website, ‘His annual list of America’s Top 10 Beaches is to the travel and tourism industry what the Oscar is to the movie industry.’ [...]

The beaches of Georgia

The beaches of Georgia

Golden sand, fewer crowds, movie status and a new seaside destination for lovers of American holidays searching for a new spot to pitch sunbeds and towels need look no further than the state of Georgia. This southern state, renowned for Gone With the Wind memorabilia, the 1996 Olympic Games and its soulful music, offers close [...]

Suite of the week: Suite ME, ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico

Suite of the week: Suite ME, ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico

Suite name: Suite ME Hotel: ME by Melia Cancun, Mexico Size of accommodation: 9,757 sq ft Cost per night: 65,740.32 MXN Who’s stayed there? The cast of MTV’s Real World Cancun. What makes it special? Suite ME is the largest Suite in Cancun and was home to the Cast of MTV’s Real World Cancun during the show’s filming in 2009. A 9,757 square foot, bi-level suite, Suite ME was home to the cast of the 22nd season of The Real [...]

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

The Capital Grille, Las Vegas

I don’t know if it was the incredible view, the impeccable service or the melt-in-your-mouth delicious food that made me think The Capital Grille was going to be our best restaurant experience in all of Las Vegas. But whichever one it was, I was correct. Perched on the third floor of the Fashion Show Mall [...]

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Taking sanctuary at Kiawah Island

Some 20 miles outside of Charleston — and yet seemingly a world away — sits the infinite charms and unmatched natural beauty of Kiawah Island. A barrier island of the South Carolina coast, Kiawah has a long and storied ancient history marked by magnificent Native American culture, European conquest, sprawling agricultural pursuits, and more. But [...]

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite of the week: The Ritz-Carlton Suite, The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA

Suite name: The Ritz-Carlton Suite Hotel: The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles, USA Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: $7,500 Who’s stayed there? International presidents, movie starts and entertainers. Celebrities spotted at the hotel have included Nicki Minaj, Will Smith, Will I. Am (Black Eyed Peas), Matt Damon, Usher and Jennifer Lopez. The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles is unable [...]

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

Pleasantly surprised by the Paris Las Vegas Hotel

It was deja vu all over again. We had visited Paris in November and now here we were at the Paris Hotel in Vegas, marveling at the fact that the Eiffel Tower looked exactly like the one we had just seen, albeit a trifle smaller. My expectations were honestly pretty low when it came to [...]

A day of simple luxury at Tassajara

A day of simple luxury at Tassajara

“Simple luxury”: it sounds like a contradiction in terms. And yet, luxury comes in myriad forms, each wholly interpreted by the individual. For some perhaps it’s an exceptionally soft bed; a gastronomic feast; or merely the perfect day spent with the family. On my own travels simple luxuries seem to appear around every corner; an [...]

Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

Revving your engine at Quail Lodge

I love motorcycle shows. Nothing beats walking past row upon row of new, classic, and custom bikes on a beautiful sunny day, marveling at the magnificent chrome details, leather accouterments, and personal touches that add that extra bit of finesse. From Harley-Davidson gatherings fueled by Budweiser and Jack Daniels to sport bike shows frequented by [...]

The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

The best spas in North America and the Caribbean

Now in its 21st year, the Condé Nast Traveler Spa Poll has revealed its readers’ favourite spas on the US mainland, in Canada, Hawaii, Mexico and Central America, the Atlantic and the Caribbean, and even those at sea. Here are the top 10 for each category they cover – the number indicates the average score [...]

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

The 10 most romantic restaurants in the world

Looking for somewhere really special to take your partner out for dinner? Tripadvisor have announced their 10 most romantic restaurants and for once there’s a good geographic spread with not one country represented more than once. Here’s the list they came up with, but please tell us your favourites that didn’t make the list but [...]

Tequila lollipop anyone? That’ll be $1,000 please…

Tequila lollipop anyone? That’ll be $1,000 please…

The Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Mexico is now offering a $1,000 Tequila lollipop made with Clase Azul Ultra tequila and 24 ct. gold flakes, making it the world’s most expensive tequila lollipop. The resort hosted the worldwide launch of the Tequilas Premium Clase Azul Ultra, which currently retails for around $1,500 a bottle, back [...]

Two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world

Here we’ve selected two of the most amazing hotel swimming pools in the world. Watch the videos to see what makes them different. And if you know of any other amazing hotel swimming pools, please let us know in the comments! Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Golden Nugget Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Down on the farm in Big Sur

Down on the farm in Big Sur

Post Ranch. The very name conjures up images of a thoroughly rustic setting, with cowboys galloping along barbed-wire fences and farmhands whiling away the evening on wooden rockers. And while the internationally renowned inn sitting high atop the cliffs in Big Sur is certainly imbued with a rural aura indicative of a California long since [...]

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

Top 5 places to celebrate Independence Day

American Independence Day is one of the most universally celebrated events in America where the people get together and celebrate the 1776 Declaration of Independence from the British Empire. You can find yourself in many different places all over the country so here is a list of the top 5 places around the country to [...]

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