Category: North America

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

I suppose the first question most people ask me is why should I go all the way to Canada to ski when I can easily drive to the Alps?  For me, the answer is easy although it comes in several parts. People also ask about the cold.  Of course it is cold, you need cool weather […]

The romance of Winter in Quebec

The romance of Winter in Quebec

Québec is the perfect romantic winter wonderland for any couple that’s yearning to get away from the stress of the daily grind. The fresh mountain air and the dramatic snow covered landscapes have inspired many a traveller in the past, and the charming French hospitality paired with the numerous activities on offer make this one of our favourite […]

5 of New York's most underrated attractions

5 of New York’s most underrated attractions

The Big Apple is home to an array of famous landmarks, from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. But there is a wealth of underrated attractions in New York left untapped, which we’re sure will breathe new life into your vacation. So, if you’re keen to avoid the city’s tourist traps and […]

6 of the best luxury liveaboards

6 of the best luxury liveaboards

Anyone who has dived in a popular destination such as the Red Sea will know that good, accessible dive sites tend to attract several boat loads of scuba lovers, so you may be in spectacular marine surroundings, but in the company of other divers. The solution? Take the seven seas aboard a luxury liveaboard dive […]

Canada: East or West?

Canada: East or West?

With a country as vast as Canada, it can be difficult to pinpoint the ideal location for your holiday. If you’re unsure whether to plump for East or West, an insight into the distinct experiences offered in both regions can help shape a spectacular schedule for your Canadian adventure. Each of Canada’s coastlines boasts contrasting […]

Our top 3 experiences in the NWT

Our top 3 experiences in the NWT

It goes without saying that a trip to the Northwest Territories is all about the opportunity for some outdoor adventure. Home to swathes of spectacular wilderness that’s hiding some incredible wildlife, this off-the-grid destination is the place to go if you’re keen to experience a real connection with nature, away from the crowds. From fishing […]

Photograph of the week: San Fernando Valley at sunset

Photograph of the week: San Fernando Valley at sunset

Nestled high in the Hollywood Hills, just off the iconic Mulholland Drive, Modern Mulholland Estate delivers one of the most spectacular views of L.A., as the sprawling mountain-rimmed San Fernando Valley stretches out below. At dusk, soft, atmospheric twilight shades of pink and yellow color the sky, and lights start to sparkle over the Valley […]

Unique Yukon: escape to the wilderness

Unique Yukon: escape to the wilderness

There are so many Canadian wonders – it’s hard to decide what to see. The beauty of Canada’s glaciers, mountains, coastlines and links is almost unparalleled. And the only place you can see them all is the magical Yukon. Emblazoned with a rich tapestry of soaring, snow-capped peaks, boreal forests and glacier-fed rivers, its vast […]

Exploring the Alaskan wilderness in comfort

Exploring the Alaskan wilderness in comfort

Instead of planning another ho-hum ski trip this winter, why not go on a totally memorable adventure trip (albeit in great style) by exploring one of the most stunning locations on earth, the Alaskan countryside? Put yourself in the capable hands of the Carl and Kirsten Dixon, who have called Alaska home for over 30 […]

The top 5 wildlife phenomena in Mexico

The top 5 wildlife phenomena in Mexico

Mexico is a huge and historic country with a diverse range of habitats. The snow-capped mountains, pine-forested highlands, tropical rainforest, dry cactus deserts and rich seas not only offer great a wilderness to explore but an abundance of wildlife spectacles too. Here are our favourite five wildlife experiences when on a holiday in Mexico. 1. Monarch […]

5 can't miss Toronto experiences

5 can’t miss Toronto experiences

Toronto, Canada’s largest city, is perfect for a city break over a long weekend, whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic getaway or a family wanting a nice balance between nature activities for the kids on the Toronto Islands and great culture and food options. Here are my tips for a first visit to Toronto: […]

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! That’s right, Christmas is just around the corner and already shops are gearing up for the festive season. Wherever you look, reindeers and snowmen are looking right back at you. Perhaps you’re thinking about spending this Christmas somewhere other than home. Great! We have some great suggestions for […]

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

5 of the best UNESCO World Heritage Site tours

There are literally hundreds of UNESCO World Heritage Sites spread across all five continents with more being designated ever year. Each site offers a unique and fascinating experience to discover more about our history, culture and biodiversity. Every traveller has different interests, Battered Suitcase specialises in personalised itineraries, tailoring tours and holidays to suit the […]

Ice Q, Solden, Austria

Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007’s Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places aren’t guarded secrets and you don’t have to be licensed to kill to visit them. There’s no need to worry, either, that in travelling like Bond you will be plagued by evil villains – you will […]

Our favourite Winter escapes

Our favourite Winter escapes

As we ready ourselves for the coming months that require scarves, coats and central heating, we mustn’t forget that there’s plenty of winter sunshine waiting for us elsewhere. From the vibrant shores of Jamaica to the magnificent coastlines of the Florida Keys; here are a few of our favourite destinations for that perfect winter getaway. […]

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