Category: North America

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. […]

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

4 unusual things to do and see in Vancouver

In Vancouver, British Columbia, most visitors head to the renowned Granville Island with its public market, restaurants, and boutique stores. Others stray from the roads most traveled and are surprised at Vancouver’s many attractions. Trolleys and trains, primeval (but passable) forests, native and contemporary art, innovative food, and its island setting make Vancouver one of […]

A perfect Winter break in Toronto

A perfect Winter break in Toronto

However you measure entertainment, Toronto has to be one of the most exciting destinations out there. With a vibrant dining scene, world-class shopping and iconic sight-seeing, Toronto is the perfect place for a city break this winter. Rather than slowing down during the colder months, Toronto leaps into the festive spirit with a range of […]

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea’s hidden gems with a walkabout

Discover Carmel-by-the-Sea’s hidden gems with a walkabout

Living proof that “smaller is better”, Carmel-by-the-Sea consists of one square mile, fabulously jam-packed with 45 cozy to elegant inns, 60 scrumptious eateries, about 80 unique art galleries and even a doggie therapist! For geographically challenged tourists like myself, it’s a dream come true since once you make the scenic 120 mile drive down from […]

5 of the most family friendly destinations to consider for your next trip

5 of the most family friendly destinations to consider for your next trip

The perfect family holiday requires copious amounts of planning, but before any of that can begin you and your loved ones need to decide where to travel! With so many diverse landscapes gracing the planet, it can be difficult figuring out which of them you want to explore. However, whether you’re in search of a […]

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