Category: North America

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The water is said to be icy cold and the rocks very slippery, but if you happen to be at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, this is an experience you might not want to miss! Close to Asheville, this natural slide has become something of a tourist attraction and offers a 60-foot long adrenaline rush. […]

The most easterly point of North America

The most easterly point of North America

Newfoundland and Labrador is an exotic, one-of-a-kind destination. Unlike any other place in North America, this is as far east as you can possibly go – without getting wet. It’s the only place where you can see the continent’s first sunrise. A place, they say, that has the ability to make a morning person out […]

Chocolate frenzy in Kissimmee

Chocolate frenzy in Kissimmee

The sweetest attraction has just opened in Kissimmee, Florida. The Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour is a chocolate retailer, museum and factory that demonstrates how chocolate is made from bean to bar.  Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

This year is set to be an exciting year for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone… here are 10 events to put in […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

A date with a legend you won't forget - Crazy Horse

A date with a legend you won’t forget – Crazy Horse

The warm, fresh, early morning air at Kissimmee airport is broken momentarily, by the sound of aircraft engines as they warm up and take off into the perfect central Florida blue sky. Birdsong dominates the silent gaps that emerge from the tidy hangar spaces and ramps that line the airport’s apron. Welcome to Crazy Horse’s gleaming […]

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

It seems as though there are no limits for Google Maps.  Recently we reported that Google Maps had extended to the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google’s Street View technology and that Japan’s cherry blossoms had also been captured.  Now – just in time for the tail end of the ski season – Google has […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]

A Mini break in New York... literally!

A Mini break in New York… literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you […]

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

For those looking for a luxury beach getaway, the coastal city of Carlsbad, right outside of San Diego, can provide exactly what you need. From upscale restaurants to opulent boutique hotels to world-class spas, this city has much to offer the traveler who wants to experience the finer things in life as well as local […]

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

In the middle a field in a remote area of Kansas, a series of large chalk formations rise from the ground. Surrounded by miles of flat farmland, Monument Rocks provide a striking contrast. On a hot summer day, the air lies still and heavy over the rocks. Low lying wildflowers provide occasional bursts of colour and […]

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

An adventure of a lifetime through the Northwest Passage

Specialist small ship cruise company, One Ocean Expeditions, invites wildlife lovers, keen photographers and those with a taste for adventure to follow in the wake of the great Arctic explorers on its Northwest Passage expedition on board the impressive, ice-strengthened vessel, the Akademik Ioffe. Pods of orca, beluga and the occasional bowhead whale, rafts of […]

 3 designer hotels for sweet Californian dreaming

3 designer hotels for sweet Californian dreaming

From the white sandy shores of La Jolla beach, to Napa Valley, and to the most spectacular views over the San Francisco Bay; it’s all about sweet, relaxing Californian dreaming in designer, luxury style. Here are three designer hotels to be found in California, each chosen for their unique designer feel. Hotel La Jolla, La […]

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

5 of the most lavish hotel suites in the world

Luxury hotels the world over are renowned for their service and amenities, whether you are staying in a standard room or a suite.  But there are also those suites where you get something over and above the norm – here we look at five lavish suites offering everything from personal butlers to extensive living space […]

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