Category: North America

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Top 6 wildlife experiences in Central America

Costa Rica has a well-deserved reputation as a dream wildlife-watching destination. A quarter of the country is protected land (national park or reserve) and these wildernesses shelter many endangered or threatened animal and bird species, including the rare resplendent quetzal. It’s not the only country in Central America for wildlife encounters. Whale enthusiasts should head […]

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Top 5 big city breaks for independently-minded travellers

Anyone reading this doesn’t need to be told where to go. On the contrary – the savvy traveller knows exactly where to go. But at the heart of it all, exploring and discovering is something we all crave when planning our holidays. Travel can refresh your senses and revitalise your take on the world, shaking […]

Luxury train travel in North America

Luxury train travel in North America

North America owes much to the early railroad companies who straddled the country back in the 19th century encountering seemingly insurmountable problems with weather and the native populations.  Today we can sit in huge comfort sipping a glass of something cool and delicious as the spectacular countryside slides by our window.  Whether you take the […]

6 awesome experiences to enjoy in Wichita before it goes mainstream

6 awesome experiences to enjoy in Wichita before it goes mainstream

Quick! What comes to mind when you think of Kansas? Amber grains of wheat, deadly tornados, Dorothy and Toto and that’s often the extent of it. After returning from an all-to-brief, thoroughly delightful trip there, I’m making it my mission to promote Wichita, Kansas, as one of the underrated cultural gems in the US. I […]

Seattle is...

Seattle is…

Nestled between the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound, lies the wildly diverse city of Seattle—a blend of art, nature, technology and culture. This crown jewel of the Northwest never fails to amaze. Whether you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of a humpback whale or attempting to become a coffee connoisseur, Seattle’s […]

Don't just ski... ski Whistler!

Don’t just ski… ski Whistler!

Whistler Blackcomb ticks all the right boxes. This international ski haunt is one of the largest in the world with over 8,100 acres of snow-covered slopes. 16 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers and more than 200 marked trails make it a skier’s dream resort. If you couple that with Canada’s breath-taking mountain landscape, you’ve got yourself […]

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

Our top 10 sunset hotspots in the world

For me it is quite amazing to think wherever you are in the world you are witnessing the same burning sun dip below the horizon. Yet the same sun setting each day offers a unique moment, special to you. Sunset is one of my favourite times of the day – a moment to reflect on […]

3 hot new Resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico

3 hot new Resorts in Los Cabos, Mexico

Los Cabos is undergoing a remarkable transformation. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, this vacation destination is already synonymous with luxury, sunny beaches, great activities, sport fishing, world-class golf and great weather. However, the resort scene is blossoming with some great new additions to the vacation roster. Whether you’re looking for fun-filled getaway […]

5 of the best eco-luxury lodges on the Florida coast

5 of the best eco-luxury lodges on the Florida coast

Luxury hotels and resorts are taking notice of the public’s demand for green practices and natural products. Not only are consumers looking to protect their health, but the environment as well. What is a gorgeous hotel on the beach without breathtaking views of pristine nature? Sandpearl Resort, Clearwater Beach The Sandpearl is certainly the showstopper […]

Photograph of the week: An incredible dive site in Tulum, Mexico

Photograph of the week: An incredible dive site in Tulum, Mexico

A cenote is a pit or sinkhole resulting from the collapse of the limestone bedrock to expose the groundwater below. The Mayans believed the cenotes to be sacred entrances to the underworld. They provide access to the underwater caves and caverns that are the main diving attraction in the Yucatan Penisula, Mexico. One of the […]

Why a cruise might not be what you expected

Why a cruise might not be what you expected

If anything is synonymous with luxury and glamour, it is a cruise. Seeing the most beautiful places on Earth while being wined and dined in a floating hotel is heavenly. Unsurprising then that a cruise features on so many of our holiday wish lists. But along with their obvious charms, cruises often come with reservations […]

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

So much fresh air, so much exercise, so hungry! Where are the best spots to eat in Whistler? Whistler has over 130 restaurants, cafes and bars with something to tantalise the taste buds of every cuisine and every budget. And that is one of its charms. Whether you want a gourmet dinner or a really […]

4 hotspots to visit in Los Cabos, Mexico

4 hotspots to visit in Los Cabos, Mexico

With nearly 2 million travelers visiting each year, it’s no small wonder that the destination has plenty of appeal for vacationers. Whether you prefer sunny beaches, hot nightlife, natural beauty, championship golf courses, gourmet restaurants or endless watersports, there’s something for every visitor. However, there are a few “can’t-miss” spots that should be on any […]

Photograph of the week: Sunrise at Glacier Point, Yosemite

Photograph of the week: Sunrise at Glacier Point, Yosemite

Before leaving Yosemite, Andrew Ling wanted to see the sunrise from Glacier Point one last time. For the first time during his three day stay, the valley was free from the nearby wildfire smoke. The sun had just risen above the mountains, shining between the cliff and Half Dome. He saw these people watching the […]

Top 5 Four Seasons hotels

Top 5 Four Seasons hotels

Four Seasons Hotels are known as being some of the most luxurious hotels in the World. The company itself owns 104 luxurious hotels that are spread across the continents of the World. In this article I am going to outline the 5 best and most lavish resorts this group has to offer. 1. Four Seasons […]

Inside tips for exploring Galveston Island, TX, 'the playground of the South'

Inside tips for exploring Galveston Island, TX, ‘the playground of the South’

Recently named a “Destination on the Rise” by TripAdvisor, Galveston Island, Texas, with its 32-mile-long coast, is finally getting the recognition it so richly deserves. Granted, locals have always appreciated this year-round coastal spot, a stone’s throw from the Gulf of Mexico, particularly since they added seven miles of brand new beaches in 2016. After […]

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