Category: North America

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Interview with Charles Skene, Owner of Skene House, Aberdeen

Professor Charles Skene OBE has been owning and running various businesses for 50 years. His main business in Aberdeen is Skene House Hotel Suites and Conference Suites, which he started developing some 35 years ago to satisfy a need for incoming oil-related families working for North Sea oil & gas. Over the last 15 years […]

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

Top 10 unusual things to do in New York City

For many, New York is a ‘must’. Its legendary skyscrapers, cuisine and entertainment rival that of any other place in the world. No matter what time of year you visit, be it in the hot summer or enchanting winter, you are promised an unforgettable holiday. But besides the obvious, what is there to do in […]

Encounters with whales in Maui

Encounters with whales in Maui

The Cesere Brothers are accomplished fine art underwater photographers, and in the winters they donate their time to assist the Keiki Kohola Project with up-close whale research. The result is incredible whale footage and increased knowledge about mother whales and calves. For more information, click here for details on whale watching with Four Seasons Resort […]

Experience 500 years of history in Florida

Experience 500 years of history in Florida

Today, a countless number of different cultures thrive together in Florida – a lot has changed since Juan Ponce de Léon first set foot there in 1513. The impact of their stories, traditions and tastes have woven together to form the vibrant, exciting and energetic fabric of the state. Viva Florida 500 marks an important […]

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

3 of the ultimate luxury Utah ski trip itineraries

When people picture a luxury vacation, Utah isn’t always the first place that comes to mind. The truth is, however, a ski trip to Utah can allow you to be active in the outdoors as well as enjoy world-class dining, superior accommodations and pampering spa treatments. For those who want one of the country’s best […]

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

The top 10 wine destinations to visit in 2013

France is not going to be happy. Remember our ’5 best wine destinations’ post a few months back?  Well, France – often regarded as one of the best wine producers in the world – was excluded from that TripAdvisor list.  And now they’ve been snubbed again, this time by Wine Enthusiast, who have declared the […]

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

The best luxury nightclubs in the world

Those who like music, movement and emotions! Those who enjoy being energetic and feeling the taste of luxury! Those who prefer the hottest atmosphere, we have prepared a list of the world’s top luxury nightclubs for your partying pleasure. Have a great escape from daily life! Read on for more… 1. Pacha – Ibiza, Spain Ibizais […]

Mauian hospitality at Kapalua Spa

Mauian hospitality at Kapalua Spa

If you’re staying in West Maui, don’t neglect the welcoming, refined experience at Kapalua Spa, World Luxury Spa’s 2012 Winner of Best Luxury Destination Spa in USA. Kapalua has all of the trappings of a fine spa: many options for a heat, cold, rest circuit, an assortment of beauty and relaxation services, fine locker room […]

10 restaurants worth travelling for

10 restaurants worth travelling for

For many people, food is one of the defining features of a holiday. It can make or break a vacation, depending on what experience you have. But with only a limited amount of time to choose, it can often be a daunting task trying to decide where to eat. We’ve compiled a list of the best restaurants worth […]

Photograph of the week: Arrival of the Blues Brothers

Photograph of the week: Arrival of the Blues Brothers

With a hefty catalogue of big screen musicals, Universal Studios deserves to be heard. And inside their Orlando theme park, heard they will be! Outside a mock New York store front, people begin to congregate, patiently anticipating an arrival. A thumping jazz beat in the distance elates the crowd before a cop car cruises around […]

Photograph of the week: Lighthouse at Anacapa

Photograph of the week: Lighthouse at Anacapa

In the summer of 2012, Josh McNair finally got the chance to take a boat out to the Channel Islands National Park and visit Anacapa. This island has a stark beauty that is very out of place in the industrial hodge-podge that is Southern California. After walking around the island, he started an approach to […]

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

Canada summed up in just 2 minutes

The Canadian Tourism Commission, Canada’s national tourism marketing organisation, asked Canadians to pick up their cameras and share some of Canada’s best travel experiences. Here is the result. The response was incredible; here is just 2 minutes from more than 65 hours of video and over 8,000 submissions. The sound track features Canadian indie rock […]

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

5 of the best off-season luxury rental destinations

Saying farewell to the holiday season always leaves travelers feeling a little blue. The warmth turns to cold and you long for a vacation after your vacation. But keep your chin up; there are plenty of go-to places for off-season stays that will warm the cockles of your heart and save you a few pennies […]

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

The magical burning waterfall that is Eternal Flame Falls

I was surrpised not to have stumbled upon this one before and apologise to those readers that already know about it, but whilst recently browsing the Web I came across the magical Eternal Flame Falls.  This is a double dose of nature in all its glory… a waterfall that happens to pass over a slight natural […]

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

10 of the quirkiest hotel rooms in the world

Hotel rooms can be expensive, especially while on a city break – aiming to take in more sights than your balcony or window has to offer. Some of these suites offer more than just a stunning view. From quirky exteriors, underground caverns and tree top orbs, this post will take you through an alternate look on some of […]

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Interview with Michael Frye, Founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours

Michael Frye, founder of British Heritage Chauffeur Tours, is one of those lucky people who has been able to enjoy two vastly different professions. For twenty years he was one of the principals of the London Symphony Orchestra, where he had the honour of meeting Stravinsky, and performing with musicians as diverse as Herbert Von […]

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