Category: North America

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Interview with Lynn Crawford, Owner and Head Chef of Ruby Watchco

Celebrity chef Lynn Crawford has over 25 years of culinary experience, winning international awards as the Executive Chef of the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto and New York City. She is one of the most high-profile chefs in Canada and has been invited to cook, speak, and mentor chefs and food lovers across North America. Lynn opened Ruby […]

One shameful top tip to beat the queues at Disney World

One shameful top tip to beat the queues at Disney World

Oh dear. Words fail me with this one. If you are ever in Disney World and can’t bear to queue, there is a way around it – you can pay a premium and enjoy preferential treatment. Disney Tours offers a VIP guide and fast passes at rates ranging from $310 to $380 per hour. I […]

The wealthiest cities in the world

The wealthiest cities in the world

According to WealthInsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings Report 2013, Tokyo is home to more millionaires than any other city in the world, followed by New York and London. But interestingly, a different pattern emerges if you look at the cities with the most multi-millionaires or billionaires. Dubai, often associated with extreme wealth and opulence, only […]

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

Southern hospitality: where to stay in the Deep South

If there is one thing America’s Southern States are famous for, it’s their hospitality. The region’s frenetic cities of Memphis, Nashville and New Orleans are an explosion of colour, sound and food, culminating in a culture known the world over for its friendliness and generosity, while the area’s rural regions offer a verdant and peaceful […]

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

5 stand-out hotel spas in cities around the world

Traveling to sprawling, bustling world cities like London and Paris is unquestionably exciting, but even for the most energetic traveler, urban journeys can be sensory overload. Thank goodness for lavish spas that transport you from pounding the pavement to the ultimate in pampering. Not surprisingly, many of the best ones can be found at luxurious […]

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Consider spending Summer in Alberta

Have you considered spending the Summer in Alberta? This beautiful footage from Travel Alberta features the breathtaking landscapes of Badlands – Horse Thief Canyon, Barrier Lake, Edmonton, Crescent Falls, Stephen Avenue – as well as Calgary, Maligne Lake, Jasper and more.

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

Top 5 destinations for a luxurious villa getaway

If, like us, you judge the perfect place to rest your head by its proximity to sun, sea and sand, then look no further. Here we provide a round-up to our top five destinations for a luxurious villa getaway. These are places that are certain to please even the most demanding of beach aficionados. Sardinia […]

5 top tips for choosing a luxury villa in Orlando

5 top tips for choosing a luxury villa in Orlando

Visitors to Orlando in Florida are spoilt for choice. A travel destination such as Orlando is made even more indulgent by the wealth of luxury accommodation available, but it’s very easy to be sucked in by the first stunning villa you see: swayed by the lagoon-like pool, the mammoth games room or the excellent proximity […]

Photograph of the week: Sunset on Baby Beach, Maui

Photograph of the week: Sunset on Baby Beach, Maui

Situated at the end of bustling Front Street in Lahaina, Maui, Baby Beach is a peaceful reprieve after a day of sightseeing or shopping. The beach is protected by an exposed stretch of reef, creating a calm shallow area ideal for kids. This natural saltwater oasis is also a perfect place to soak in some […]

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

Luxurious Louisville – adventures beyond the Kentucky Derby

With the storied Kentucky Derby taking place this weekend – a highbrow event as famous for its carnival atmosphere, elaborate hats and socialite attendees as it is for excitment on the racetrack – Louisville, Kentucky is enjoying its share of attention this week as a luxury destination. What travellers might not realize is that beyond the festivities […]

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Top 10 places in the world to pop the question

Congratulations! You’ve decided you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. But before the rigorous wedding planning can begin, you first need to figure out how you’re going to pop the question. On top of a mountain? Under the sea? Or in a romantic restaurant, with violin music playing in the background? To help […]

Fantastic courses drive golfers to Cancun

Fantastic courses drive golfers to Cancun

Any golfer worth their 9 irons will agree that golf’s a game best played in the sunshine. Sure, we hardy Brits will face wind and rain to reach the 18th hole. Thanks to our grouchy weather, we don’t have much of a choice. But the highlight of a trip to the links doesn’t have to […]

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Top 5 luxury family escapes for pre-school children

Family holidays are about quality time spent together – and can therefore be some of the most formative and memorable times of your child’s life. These recommended holidays have created many services designed with parents in mind and are perfect for families with pre-school children. 1. Carlisle Bay, Antigua Carlisle Bay is an extremely popular […]

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Tragic news just in that there have been two explosions close to the finish of the Boston Marathon. The full picture is still emerging but one of the explosions appears to have been in the vicinity of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston and the other at another location on the same street (Boylston Street). News of […]

Photograph of the week: Inspiration Point

Photograph of the week: Inspiration Point

On his 2012 visit to the closest of the Channel Islands National Park islands, Josh McNair stumbled upon this amazing gem known as Inspiration Point. This tip of the Northern part of the island overlooks two smaller islands that you cannot go on. The shape of the islands with their steep cliff faces and the […]

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

Known for premium nightly rates even at modest hotels, New York City can be a difficult place to find luxury lodging at value. But thanks to a growing number of boutique hotels focused on the efficiency-minded traveler, high-end accommodations at mid-range prices have become increasingly more available. The next time you visit the Big Apple, consider one of these surprisingly luxurious New York City […]

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