Category: North America

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

The top 25 luxury hotels in the world

Tripadvisor has once again published its Travellers’ Choice awards – this time for 2012.   The top 25 hotels in the worldwide luxury category are as follows: 1. Shangri-La Hotel, Tokyo – Chiyoda, Japan 2. Hotel Imperial Vienna – Vienna, Austria 3. Hotel Palacio de la Magdalena – Soto del Barco, Spain 4. La Casa […]

Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition in Denver

Yves Saint Laurent Exhibition in Denver

The Denver Art Museum is the only venue in the United States for the internationally acclaimed exhibition Yves Saint Laurent: The Retrospective. It will be on show at the museum from 25th March to 8th July 2012.  This retrospective of the designer’s 40 years of creativity features a stunning selection of 200 haute couture outfits […]

Recipe of the week: Amish chicken and jalapeno dumplings for two

Ingredients: (serves 4-6 people) • 2 boneless, skinless Amish chicken breasts, dice into medium size chunks • 4 medium sized red pearl onions, quartered • 5 baby portabellas mushrooms, quartered • 2 cups of chicken stock • 1 clove of garlic, sliced into slivers • ½ cup of flour (to dust chicken) Dumplings • 1 cup flour • 1 egg • 1/8 […]

The Cinnamon Club goes to Manhattan

The Cinnamon Club goes to Manhattan

Vivek Singh, executive chef and CEO of The Cinnamon Club in London, is bringing his culinary prowess to New York’s Upper East Side in February with a pop-up restaurant at Desmond’s NYC. Owned by David Hart, formerly of Soho House and Claridge’s, the Manhattan must-eat has become a firm favourite with society types since its […]

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

The 3 most luxurious cruise routes for the super rich

We’re all aware that cruising is one way to have a sensational vacation. But there is cruising… and then there is luxury cruising. If you didn’t think six-star quality existed you’d be wrong, because the luxury that can be found on some of the highest end cruise ships have it ready and waiting for anyone […]

Suite of the week: Room 601, The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Suite of the week: Room 601, The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Suite name: Room 601, Corner Alcove Hotel: The Iron Horse Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Size of accommodation: 630 sq ft Cost per night: $189 to $389 Who’s stayed there? Usher, Dave Matthews, Carrie Underwood, Etta James and Tommy Lee. What makes it special? Room 601 has all the style and furnishings of a cool downtown condo […]

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Top 10 cities for theatre lovers

Whether you’re an opera addict or a ballet buff, visiting a theatre district can be the perfect way to enrich your city break or holiday. We take a look at some of the world’s cultural nerve centres to find the best destinations for fans of all things theatrical. Milan Stylish and refined, this chic city […]

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

The Sheffield Suite at the Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls

It was the huge Jacuzzi tub that captivated me. Everything else about this completely fabulous suite at the Red Coach Inn in Niagara Falls was overwhelmingly wonderful, but after a long day of travel, envisioning that luxuriant Jacuzzi tub filled with hot water and bubbles absolutely made my day. After a friendly welcome at the […]

The top 3 San Diego holiday escapes

The top 3 San Diego holiday escapes

It’s true; San Diego, California, gets sunshine year round. The perfect weather, relaxed attitudes and having the Pacific Ocean at your doorstep will cure any case of the winter blues. Whether you are planning your destination holiday in hopes for a quiet haven or for party proximity, consider “America’s Finest City” for a taste of […]

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

Top 10 Caribbean dream escapes

In an email just in, Tripadvisor tell me that their top 10 Caribbean dream escapes are as listed below. Grand Cayman tops the pile, whilst many others are notable in their absence (eg. Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, etc.) What do you make of the list? 1. Grand Cayman 2. Aruba […]

Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Interview with Marty Carr, CEO of Carr Golf Travel

Marty Carr is CEO of Carr Golf Travel, which includes the brand Online Golf Travel, and offers bespoke golf travel in Europe and the US and runs several world-class golf events in Ireland. The son of Joe Carr, who won 40 golf championships and was one of the world’s best ever amateur golfers, Marty studied […]

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards 2011 are in...

The results of the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards 2011 are in…

Condé Nast Traveler today announced the results of its 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and resorts worldwide. The awards appear in the November issue (on newsstands from 18th October 2011) and are derived from the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice survey. This year, a record 28,876 readers […]

North American riding holidays with a touch of extravagance

North American riding holidays with a touch of extravagance

Rough and ready riding holidays that appeal to your rustic side? Yes, there are endless options, and any hard-core movie buff heading to North America could pick up John Wayne’s reins in an instant (or at least try!). As it stands, the working ranch will continue to be a main staple of the west’s allure, […]

The Joule - home to Dallas' finest collections of modern art

The Joule – home to Dallas’ finest collections of modern art

Located in the heart of Dallas’ thriving Arts District and housed within a landmark bank building, The Joule features one of the city’s finest collections of modern art. From intimate to monumental, a myriad of bold works by acclaimed artists including Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Phillips, decorate the hotel. Encounter art everywhere, even […]

Why you should see Canada by rail

Why you should see Canada by rail

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go.  I travel for travel’s sake.  The great affair is to move. “ – Robert Louis Stevenson My first luxury trans-Canada rail adventure occurred in the summer of 1991. I still remember the hiss of the train pulling into Pacific Central Station in Vancouver and idly waiting […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

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