Category: North America

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

The best NYC luxury hotels with a pool

What are the best New York City luxury hotels with a swimming pool? Many people visiting NYC with kids ask me this question, as do some guests who regularly swim laps for exercise. Space is at a premium in NYC, so there are very few luxury hotels with a swimming pool. It’s a great amenity, […]

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

There’s nothing better than rolling over and waking up to a stunning view of our beautiful world. So we’ve searched far and wide for the rooms with some of the most incredible views imaginable, ranging from those only accessible by flying in by helicopter to sleeping outside in the African wilderness for 360 degrees of […]

 7 reasons to visit Las Vegas

7 reasons to visit Las Vegas

Being female, teetotal and anti-gambling to boot, Las Vegas is probably one of the last places you might imagine I would choose to go. I have, nevertheless, visited Sin City no fewer than five times. The first occasion was a family holiday back in 2001, and the subsequent trips have all taken place since 2009. […]

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Lesser-known luxury island escapes

Ask people to draw up a bucket list of islands they would most like to visit and Zanzibar, Barbados,, Tahiti and Sri Lanka are the likeliest candidates to top the polls. Here, we look at a quartet of smaller, lesser know islands that offer an intriguing alternative to the A list and might well be […]

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

Summer fun in Lake Tahoe

It was the 1960 Winter Olympics at Squaw Valley that introduced the world to Lake Tahoe. Snow is big here. The more of it the better. From skiing to snowboarding to tubing; if it requires snow, there’s a stretch of mountainside here where you can do it on. But as winter comes and goes, so […]

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

The 9 best bacon festivals across the US

Pure bacon madness. Bacon Sundaes, Miso Bacon Steamed Buns, Chicken Bacon Apple Sausage Sliders and Thai Style Curried Coconut and Bacon Paella all washed down with a Maple Bacon Old Fashion. That’s just the tip of the bacon iceberg when you attend bacon festivals like the first festival on our list, the annual Bacon & […]

Top 10 stops along Florida's A1A Scenic Byway

Top 10 stops along Florida’s A1A Scenic Byway

Florida’s Historic Coast is an eclectic combination of old-world charm and history, natural habitat, and beachy fun. The drive south along the A1A Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway from Ponte Vedra to Flagler beach is a visual feast of fish shacks, colorful beach houses, and 42 miles of unspoiled cinnamon sugar beaches. Step back into […]

The top 5 seafood restaurants in Boston

The top 5 seafood restaurants in Boston

Having lived in Boston for a few years, I came to appreciate what fresh seafood really can taste like.  Being on the coast has major advantages, like fish caught the same morning, lots of availability, and a sustainable mindset.  When looking for where to dine on seafood in Boston, there are many places to choose […]

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

For the best food, festivals and fun, head to Montreal, Canada

Just like the United States postal service’s motto, “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor hail” shall prevent Montrealers from throwing a fabulous festival. Be it musical, comedy, fashion, dance, circus, film or food & wine based, they’ve got it covered, and leave it to those crazy/generous Canadians to throw many a bash for free-particularly […]

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Interview with Kat Judge, Owner and Head Chef of AliKats Mountain Holidays

Kat Judge, along with her husband Al, runs the chalet company AliKats Mountain Holidays based in Morzine, France. They offer truly exceptional catered Alpine chalet holidays to their guests. Ever since Al and Kat met at a fancy dress party in Stoke Newington in 2006, they talked about moving from London to the Alps to […]

A first-timer's guide to Latin America

A first-timer’s guide to Latin America

With the World Cup in Brazil, all eyes have been on Latin America. Here is our guide for those planning their first tailor-made holiday to this incredible continent for the first time. We’d like to experience as many highlights as possible, but don’t want to spend half the time travelling. Where would you recommend we […]

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

9 adrenaline thrills for the daredevil in you

Seeking out danger is not everyone’s idea of a luxury vacation yet for many a week or two of bliss in a lovely hotel is prime time for a thrill or three, if only just to reaffirm just how much you enjoy the feel of a marble floor beneath your feet and a finely made […]

Top 10 places to see the stars

Top 10 places to see the stars

Minimal light pollution, meteors streaking across the sky and the glow of the Milky Way. The dark skies as nature intended are becoming rarer, but as soon as you step out of the luminous cities and into the wilderness, you won’t believe your eyes as you take in over 15,000 shimmering fireballs lighting up the […]

6 of the best hotels for art

6 of the best hotels for art

There is a definitive synergy between art and travel and, increasingly, we are finding that hotels are embracing this superlative relationship to offer guests an enriching and thought-provoking experience. Challenging the norm, art is becoming the new hotel accessory, serving to accentuate the concept that people do not want culture in prescribed pockets. Whether it […]

The best luxury hotels in Hawaii

The best luxury hotels in Hawaii

The best luxury hotels in Hawaii command high premiums, and for good reason: each has a loyal following that returns year after year, in addition to the many couples visiting for the first time on a special honeymoon or anniversary trip, or families splurging on a very special Hawaiian vacation. As a Virtuoso luxury travel […]

Photograph of the week: Just Room Enough Island, 1000 Islands, New York State, USA

Photograph of the week: Just Room Enough Island, 1000 Islands, New York State, USA

Located close to the famouse Boldt Castle and only a few boat minutes away from Alexandria Bay, this island has it all. The island offers even enough room for the essential life – as its name implies “Just Room Enough Island”. Hub Island, as it’s also called, offers one of the best terrace views in […]

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