Category: North America

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

The 4 best tour guides in the world?

Wanderlust magazine, the bible for independent-minded travellers, has announced the four winners in its annual World Guide Awards, which honour the very best tour leaders from across the globe. In a ceremony at London’s Royal Geographical Society, Italian Luca Alfatti from Dragoman, Burmese Nyi Nyi ‘Frankie’ Naing who guides for Panoramic Journeys, G Adventures guide […]

Suite of the week: Esmeralda EA 101, Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico

Suite of the week: Esmeralda EA 101, Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico

Suite name: Esmeralda EA 101 Resort: Esmerelda, Rocky Point, Mexico Size of accommodation: 5,000 sq ft Cost per night: 345 USD on week nights, 403 USD on weekends What makes it special? A subtle influence of low-key hacienda bursting with modern amenities. You’ll forget to visit the beach once you step inside this luxurious, million […]

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

Now you can explore the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google Street View

You may recall back in 2010 that Google Street View extended to parts of Antarctica.  Now they’re going a step further and taking us underwater to explore Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to a partnership between the Catlin Seaview Survey and Google Maps, it’s now possible to observe the reef just as divers do. Specially adapted […]

Photograph of the week: Zion rainbow

Photograph of the week: Zion rainbow

John Ferebee had been visiting Zion National Park over Labor Day and spent the first day inside the park looking and photographing many of the popular rock formations but wanted something unique. Several miles west of the park are some very high mesas. This was taken from the top of the highest one looking back […]

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Autumn in the Shenandoah Valley: a University of Virginia football game from a luxury suite

Should serendipity bless you with a visit to Charlottesville, Virginia, during the outrageously colorful Autumn season, consider attending a Virginia Cavaliers‘ home football game from the comfort of one of 56 luxury boxes in Scott Stadium. Availability is limited due to long-term leases held on the majority of the suites by diehard orange-clad University of […]

5 of the world's creepiest places to visit

5 of the world’s creepiest places to visit

It would be a platitude to say that tourist courtiers usually try to attract tourists and travelers by loud titles like “The best restaurant”, “The most expensive hotel”, “The best polar lights”, etc. Well, I’ve been to the best restaurant of Berlin and the best restaurant of Madrid, and I can’t tell for sure which one is better. […]

Chef Tommes

Interview with Chef Tommes, Chef and Owner of That Little Wine Bar

What do you do if you’ve hunted high and low for a decent wine bar but there’s none to be found in your home town? For Chef Tommes and his wife Louise, the answer was simple – they opened their own! That Little Wine Bar in Georgetown, Penang, has attracted rave reviews (including on this […]

Inside Passage adventures

A cruise along the inside passage on the west coast of British Columbia to Alaska offers endless sights for passengers.

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Las Vegas takes gold as top holiday destination for Team GB athletes

Official London 2012 airline partner British Airways has asked a number of Team GB and Paralympics GB athletes about their holiday plans post September 2012. Far from having a relaxing break, the results showed that many of the athletes will be seeking sun and fun, following weeks and months of gruelling schedules. Nearly a third […]

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

The top 5 destinations for innovative design ideas

For travellers in search of the beautiful, the pursuit of innovative design is an exhilarating experience. While some of the top design destinations in the world are well-known to even novice design seekers, there are some that may surprise you. To start planning your next holiday, take a look at some of these cutting-edge design […]

5 of the world's most inspirational resorts

5 of the world’s most inspirational resorts

I’ve selected the following five resorts for special praise based on a number of metrics. We all love to discover somewhere unique, somewhere exciting or unusual when looking for the ideal place to stay- so I just wanted to share with you five of my personal recommendations that have inspired me on my own travels. Capella […]

Glamping shows its alternative side

Glamping shows its alternative side

Luxury camping is not just about safari tents, yurts and tree houses.  While these types of accommodations are unique in their own rights there is an otherworldly side of glamping that many travelers have never seen before and could possibly never imagine. The most intriguing thing about glamping is that sites can be built practically […]

Mickey's white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

Mickey’s white glove treatment: the top 5 luxury experiences at Walt Disney World

When Walt Disney World comes to mind, most people picture castles, singing dolls and lots of wild, running children. Few know how many surprises Mickey has hidden throughout his Vacation Kingdom, and just how many of them are decadently luxurious. Disney has carefully cultivated its experiences aimed at discriminating visitors who will settle for nothing […]

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Treat yourself to these 9 luxury destinations and resorts

Awww… the life of luxury. It’s tough to beat a Thai massage, sipping mimosas by the poolside, dining on only the best Parisian cuisine and living the luxurious life. Whether you’re looking for the perfect weekend get-a-way or want to rub sholders with the rich and famous, these nine luxury destinations will point you in […]

Hawaii’s top attraction

Hawaii’s top attraction may not be what you think it is. From snorkeling to the volcanoes, there are endless things to do. But make sure you don’t miss out on this great experience!

Getting luxury right - at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Getting luxury right – at Twin Farms in the Vermont Woods

Maybe I am jaded, too much travel to too many wonderful places, but rarely do luxury resorts live up to over the top hype. So I flew up to Vermont with trepidation to visit the much touted Twin Farms. Additionally, I am not really a nature girl,  so promises of fly fishing lessons and campfires […]

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