Category: North America

The US National Parks centenary year

The US National Parks centenary year

2016 sees the centenary of the establishment of the National Park Service by President Woodrow Wilson on 25 August 1916.  What a far sighted man he was! There were already 35 parks in existence; Yellowstone, the first National Park, having been established in 1872. The National Park System of the United States now includes more […]

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Luxury, nature and adventure where you can almost touch the stars

Imagine world class architecture on a beautiful, wilderness estate of 5 million acres, where you can almost touch the stars. Vastness and purity embrace you, in a setting where you will truly encounter nature. In autumn photographers travel from all over the world, when a million Sockeye salmon journey up the Chilko River to spawn, […]

6 of the world's most unique hotel gyms

6 of the world’s most unique hotel gyms

When it comes to staying in shape on a luxury getaway it can be difficult to muster up the motivation to keep the pounds off, what with the room service lobster, champagne by the bottle and the body-hugging king size bed that seductively whispers “never leave.” In fact, we’ve been conditioned to roll our eyes […]

The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

The top 5 beaches in Los Cabos, Mexico

A favorite for U.S. and Canadian travelers seeking an easily accessible sunny vacation destination, Los Cabos has long been known for warm weather, friendly hospitality and luxurious accommodations. Located at the tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula, Los Cabos is also home to some truly breathtaking beaches. An oft-repeated misconception is that Cabo’s beaches are not […]

6 alternative ways to experience California

6 alternative ways to experience California

With miles of sun-drenched coastline, dramatic mountain scenery and iconic urban centres, California seems to have it all, but with so much variety it’s difficult to decide what to see. From a tour of Santa Barbara’s wine region to exploring Los Angeles in a private 1960’s Cadillac, here are some alternative ways to experience the […]

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Road to Hana: 10 must-see places on Maui in a day

The road to Hana is filled with mysteries. How long will it take to drive? Where should I stop? Should I go to Hana and back or do the full loop? The truth is there are as many ways to experience this road and they all depend on timing. The best way is to go […]

3 luxurious hotel experiences in downtown Denver

3 luxurious hotel experiences in downtown Denver

Denver, Colorado is a spirited city offering something for everyone. It is a family friendly town with an amusement park and Children’s Museum. Adults will find plenty to explore including romantic Larimer Square, a robust microbrewery scene, the Denver Performing Arts Center, and upscale shopping at Cherry Creek. The mountains are close enough that you can also […]

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

No, not the wonderful 1960s film with Yul Brenner etcetera but Seven Magnificent Travel Experiences in Western Canada. Ranging from a boat to a ranch, the key words here are luxury, variety and unique.  These seven very different operations got together a couple of years ago  to promote themselves to the international market.  The Seven […]

Fort Worth 4 ways

Fort Worth 4 ways

Few places offer a more animated or colourful glimpse of years gone by than Texas’s Fort Worth. The Old Chisholm Trail marked this city on the map as the cowboys’ last brush with civilization before they embarked on the long drive up north to Kansas. A sense of the vibrancy and romance of the cowboy […]

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Oh, Canada! 5 reasons to visit Canada right now

Spoiler alert to any adolescent girls reading this – Justin Bieber does NOT make the list. Sorry about that. The rest of you can breathe a sigh of relief and read on, because Canada is where it’s at. Bears and belugas in Manitoba To describe this extraordinary confluence of wildlife wonders as original doesn’t come […]

3 Winter city breaks in Canada you'll love

3 Winter city breaks in Canada you’ll love

In desperate need of a holiday but finding work time-restricting? Intrigued to explore a new city but uncertain of where to go? Well, you have found yourself in the right place so far! We’re here to keep you on track with our top tips for the best winter city break in Canada. Whether you’re a […]

The world's greatest rooftop bars

The world’s greatest rooftop bars

Picture the scene: you’re on holiday, enjoying a drink after a hard day’s work of sunbathing and sightseeing. The champagne bottle has just been popped open, the atmosphere is lively, but something is still missing: the perfect view . There’s no better way to enjoy a well-earned drink than by sitting on a terrace overlooking […]

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana's Glacier Country

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Montana really does winter right. Marvel over the expansive rugged terrain, crystalline lakes, majestic snow-covered mountains shimmering in the abundant sunshine, legendary Glacier National Park, and small-town charms ( such as real cowboys!) as you explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Winter play choices are seemingly endless with unparalleled downhill skiing (think 300+ inches of powdery […]

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

10 stunning rental properties for an unforgettable break this Spring

Spring is in the air… and it’s now time to think about your next holiday destination. Can’t wait for the summer? Then a tropical vacation is what you need. But if you love winter and want to hold on to the low temperatures a bit more, a mountain holiday might be better. No matter what […]

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5 of the best ski lifts in the world

With so many fantastic destinations for skiing, it may be difficult to choose the best place for your family holiday. With the snow arriving very late in Europe in the current ski season, some resorts were closed, other resorts could only keep some of their slopes open. One of the effects this had on the […]

10 top tips for a VIP snow vacation in Park City, Utah

10 top tips for a VIP snow vacation in Park City, Utah

Skiers in the know have long touted Utah as having the “Greatest Snow on Earth”; perhaps just one of the reasons Vail Resorts Inc. bought Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million last year. They recently completed a $50 million renovation unveiling their Quicksilver Gondola that connects the former Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, […]

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