Category: North America

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! Thatís 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 youíre 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 […]

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Where to see the 5 most glamorous locations in Spectre

Glamorous locations pepper the new James Bond movie, Spectre, like bullets from 007ís Walther PPK. But these breathtaking places arenít guarded secrets and you donít have to be licensed to kill to visit them. Thereís 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 thereís 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-Seaís hidden gems with a walkabout

Discover Carmel-by-the-Seaís hidden gems with a walkabout

Living proof that ďsmaller is betterĒ, 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, itís 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 youíre in search of a […]

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10 reasons why I fell in love with Whistler (and you will too)

Whistler was recently rated the number one ski resort in North America in SKI Magazineís yearly reader poll for 2015. To give such a distinguished vote of appreciation and confidence in a highly competitive industry, the voters must have very good reason to vote for Whistler year after year! Whistler has everything; lots of consistent […]

Top 5 Winter sun holiday destinations

Top 5 Winter sun holiday destinations

Winter is upon us, and the days are getting shorter and colder. There is no better time to escape to warmer climes and enjoy tropical surroundings and sunny weather abroad. We have picked a selection of winter sun holiday destinations you can choose to relax and unwind in away from the UK. Bali As Autumn […]

4 of the best luxury hotels in Vancouver

4 of the best luxury hotels in Vancouver

Vancouver, British Columbia is known as the City of Glass and itís an apt moniker for such a gorgeous sparkling, modern metropolis. All those glass buildings give the city a futuristic look. Clean and glamorous, Vancouverís setting, amid mountains and sea, keeps it all down to earth. When you are near the waterfront, it looks […]

5 best places to see Fall foliage

5 best places to see Fall foliage

Itís all in the leaves this time of year. Vibrant shades of crimson, gold or buttercup beckon from all corners of the world. As long as youíre in the northern hemisphere, autumn leaves fall anywhere between September and November. Pack a carry-on with light layers and plan a weekend getaway this autumn to witness natureís […]

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Top 5 sexiest Winter pools

We wrote an article on the sexiest Summer swimming pools, but we just couldnít resist writing one on its wilder counterpart: the sexiest Winter†pools. There is something wildly exotic about swimming at an adequately heated pool in the middle of winter, while the environment that surrounds slowly wakes up from the subzero freeze. While winter […]

6 unusual things to do during the New England Fall

6 unusual things to do during the New England Fall

Everyone knows that the Autumn colours in New England are glorious. However, I suspect that not everyone know the range of quirky activities that go on in this pretty part of the world. If you happen to be in New England this Fall and are looking for things to do, keep an eye out for†these […]

Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

If, like me, you love water, you will always choose a hotel near a lake, river or the ocean. But that is only the beginning. Then you have to choose the right room. You need to get a room overlooking the water. Yes, it costs a few pounds more than looking over the city or, […]

5 luxury city breaks to enjoy this Autumn

5 luxury city breaks to enjoy this Autumn

Summer sunshine and beaches may be a distant memory but with Autumn comes plenty of adventure!† The milder temperatures make for an ideal city break where you can discover culture, cuisine, history and architecture.† Luxury travellers should always ask their personal travel agent about the tips and secret tricks to ensure you can discover the […]

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