Category: North America

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Interview with Bennett Stevens, Director of Luminous Journeys

Born and raised in California where his family ran a charter yacht business for more than 20 years, Bennett Stevens was stricken with an incurable case of wanderlust in 1996 and took to the road. He “serpentined” his way around the world and wound up in southeast Asia where he managed to survive as a […]

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

Luxury family holidays in Mexico with Club Med

With a perennially warm climate, sea temperatures that rarely drop below 25°C, a culture that is steeped in historical intrigue and a wide range of activities on offer to suit all tastes, Mexico truly is one of the world’s most intriguing family holiday destinations. A slice of luxury living Finding the perfect accommodation is an […]

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

5 ways to enjoy Christmas and New Years in the city

With chalets filling up fast, and little availability left for Christmas and New Years in many of the popular mountain destinations, a city escape may just be the alternative winter holiday you’ve been looking for. With so many amazing short-term city apartment rentals available year round, you will not be hard-pressed to find a last […]

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

The top 10 places to visit in 2014

Lonely Planet’s “travel experts” have come up with three lists for where to visit in 2014.  The top 10 cities to visit in 2014, the top 10 countries to visit in 2014 and the top 10 regions to visit in 2014. I do feel it lacks credibility when one of the “countries” they list is […]

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

10 more of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers

Our 10 of the weirdest things eaten by travel bloggers blog post from a few months ago proved to be quite a hit, so we here we are back with more weird and wonderful offerings. So, if you think your taste buds might be tempted by a spot of barbecued donkey or perhaps a scorpion […]

The Waldorf Astoria: a reminder of New York’s glamorous past

The Waldorf Astoria: a reminder of New York’s glamorous past

The current Waldorf Astoria in New York opened in 1931 at the beginning of the Great Depression. The hotel is known for reinventing the hotel industry and for its culinary innovation. Its location in mid-town Manhattan makes it the perfect place to explore the best of what New York City has to offer. When many think […]

Top 5 North American road trips

Top 5 North American road trips

North America is the home of the road trip. Whether you’re sitting on a Greyhound bus, riding pillion on a Harley-Davidson or behind the wheel of a classic Cadillac, your vehicle choice doesn’t matter half as much as the journey itself. Our top five choices are the stuff of movies and the best way of […]

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

During a two week stay in Napa, California where one can immerse one’s self in the excellent wine and cuisine, a pleasant diversion can be a drive into San Francisco.  Of course, on that drive, be sure to stop on the way to look at the Golden Gate Bridge. It is worth the brief detour […]

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Top 10 private island holidays for private jet travellers

Whilst the super wealthy have always dabbled in private island ownership, most travellers are more than happy to simply spend their holidays visiting and enjoying a luxurious private paradise. Indeed, the trend of visiting remote, secluded locations is on the rise as decades of tourism take their toll on the more popular tourist spots and […]

The ultimate island guide

The ultimate island guide

Think island-living and do you imagine being shipwrecked on a deserted island, Robinson Crusoe style, but perhaps a little less rustic and a little more luxurious living? This can either be your idea of complete paradise or confined torture. But lucky for some there can be more to island living than lying on a perfect […]

Top 5 artistic excursions in Florida

Top 5 artistic excursions in Florida

Visiting Florida doesn’t have to be all about Disney. In fact, if you’re travelling without children then chances are you want to enjoy another side of the famous state. Although it isn’t a hugely known fact across the world, art lovers will not be disappointed by a trip to Florida. It’s an area which doesn’t […]

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Top 5 haunted stays this Halloween

Like a bit of ghoul with your glamour? Or perhaps you prefer your comfort with a side of creepy? Then you’ll love a stay in one of these reputedly haunted properties this Halloween season; luxurious by day, chilling by night… for some potentially spooky surprises, here are our top five suggestions. Angleterre Hotel, St Petersburg, […]

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Cliff jumping in Hawaii

Ever been tempted by cliff jumping?  Check out this video for some rather extreme cliff jumping and diving in Hawaii. Not content with the natural heights of the cliffs in some instances, there’s also some rather insane trampoline jumps thrown in for good measure. And one or two nasty belly-flops, too! Don’t try this at home is […]

4 simple steps to cheaper hotel rates, with TravelPony

4 simple steps to cheaper hotel rates, with TravelPony

There’s a new social hotel booking site on the scene that’s well worth a look.  TravelPony was launched just a few months ago and offers a new way to search for hotel deals.  Competitive pricing is the order of the day here and rates can be anything between 10%-70% below those of the major travel […]

The world's best Pinot Noir

The world’s best Pinot Noir

The Mission Hill Family Estate in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley region has beaten 14,000 wines from 62 regions around the world to win a coveted International Trophy, the competition’s top award, for its Mission Hill 2011 Martin’s Lane Pinot Noir (Decanter World Wine Awards under £15 category, London, October 2013). It is the first time […]

The world's most insane rope swings!

The world’s most insane rope swings!

Like thrills? Then about these extreme rope swings? This first video shows people swinging on a rope underneath the Corona Arch of Moab in Utah. The filming was done by YouTube sensation Devin Graham over a two day period; it’s a pendulum style swing anchored at five different points and made from 150 feet of […]

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