Category: USA

10 things to enjoy in Maine

10 things to enjoy in Maine

As I rapidly discovered when planning 10 days in Maine, this part of America is enormous and trying to visit it all (or even more than a small corner) in 10 days isn’t possible. Instead we picked the area we most wanted to visit – the coastline between Kennebunkport and Camden. Next time we can […]

6 ways to enjoy craft beer in Denver

6 ways to enjoy craft beer in Denver

With more breweries per capita than any other state, Colorado is famous for craft brew. Denver is often referred to as the ďNapa Valley of Beer,Ē and more beer is produced in the Mile High City than any other metropolis in the US. Most microbreweries aim to source ingredients as locally as possible, and there […]

5 canít miss experiences in Chicago

5 canít miss experiences in Chicago

Chicago is sometimes overlooked by visitors, who have heard more about NYC, Miami and San Francisco, but itís a delightful discovery that many miss out on. As a New Yorker, I loved strolling along the riverfront, with its aquamarine water (a beautiful color, thanks to water from Lake Michigan), the clean air, lack of crowds, […]

The USA - a destination for all seasons

The USA – a destination for all seasons

It shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise that a continent-sized country has something to see all year round, but British visitors to the USA do still tend to trend towards the obvious places in the obvious months. Nothing wrong with that, per se, because there are very good reasons for going to, say, New York […]

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Our top 4 adrenaline-inducing experiences in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen and Snowmass are a big hit with travellers and holiday-makers in the winter months. The top class ski-resorts and beautiful†slopes are an adrenaline seeker’s dream whilst†the surrounding scenery and the majestic mountains are utterly inspiring. That being said, few fully understand the nature of the year-round appeal that both Aspen and Snowmass offer. Itís […]

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

Photograph of the week: The Milky Way over Delicate Arch, Utah

The Milky Way rises over Delicate Arch, an 80-feet tall, free-standing sandstone arch in Arches National Park, Utah. The most widely recognised of the parkís 2,000 arches, Delicate Arch has become the unofficial symbol of Utah, appearing on the stateís license plates and reproduced in countless publications. Unfortunately, such an iconic landmark is bound to […]

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

A luxury Orlando vacation home with a difference!

Are you looking for something a little different for your family next time you head to Florida? Then look no further than this amazing 6-bedroom luxury vacation home from Jeeves Holiday Homes. This unique property is just 12 minutes from Walt Disney World and boasts accommodation that your kids are†sure†to love… Let’s start with the […]

4 of the world's most wonderful spas with a view

4 of the world’s most wonderful spas with a view

Hitting the spa is a wonderful way to enhance your vacation and rid yourself of any lingering stress. All across the world are a host of spas which not only boast opulent treatments, but opulent surroundings too. From those immersed in forestry to others suspended over shimmering waters, the world is privy to some truly […]

5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

5 unusual facts you probably didnít know about Carmel-by-the-Sea

Visitors to this sleepy California coastal town come for the fresh sea air, charming English-style architecture, white sand beach, cozy inns and great food. Situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with towering pine and cypress trees, Carmel by the Sea has a distinctive natural beauty all its own. Lurking just below the surface, […]

New York's best pancakes

New York’s best pancakes

Brunch in NYC is a favorite weekend meal for couples, families, friends and visitors. And while it’s possible to eat everything from Chinese dim sum to lobster eggs benedict or even carbonara pizza for brunch in NYC, a great plate of pancakes is one of our all time favorite brunch comfort foods. Here are our […]

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

European cheat sheet for wonderful, winey weekend in Napa, CA

If youíre planning a trip to San Francisco and youíd like to add on a couple of relaxing days to experience wine country but youíre in the throes of a dilemma trying to choose between the different regions, to say nothing of the hundreds of wineries, then the short answer is choose Napa. Napa is […]

3 variations on Cape Cod's luxury B&Bs

3 variations on Cape Cod’s luxury B&Bs

If youíre fond of sand dunes and salty air Quaint little villages here and there Youíre sure to fall in love with old Cape Cod The singer Patti Page had not yet visited Massachusettsís seaside haven when she made this ode to the Cape a hit in the 1950s. Today the islandís sand dunes remain […]

If you want to play cowboy (or girl) in high style, head to Rainbow Ranch, Big Sky, Montana

If you want to play cowboy (or girl) in high style, head to Rainbow Ranch, Big Sky, Montana

Or in our case, my girlfriend and I decided to go looking for a couple of macho cowboys, which we combined with a wonderful R&R getaway at Rainbow Ranch Lodge – where a wilderness stay offers every conceivable luxury, down to a nightly delivery of homemade cookies. The 21-room lodge is bustling during ski season […]

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

5 of the most female-friendly luxury travel destinations

As a man who has travelled the world, I can only base my opinions of luxury destinations on my observations Ė which admittedly, is much different that a womanís point of view. So I asked some well-travelled female friends: ďWhat are some of the most female-friendly luxury destinations?Ē Great shopping and availability and variety of […]

Top 3 luxury properties in New England

Top 3 luxury properties in New England

With rich colonial heritage, a reputation for excellent dining and a varied and memorable scenic canvas, visiting the area of New England on the East Coast of the USA has never been more popular.†Boston, New England’s gateway city, is served daily by a three international airlines from London, and with a flight time in the […]

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

Top 10 places in the world for whale watching

The mysterious behaviours and complex curiosity of whales have intrigued humans for centuries, with their lamenting song coupled with an elegant dance. The migration pattern of whales brings seasonal opportunities across the world to spot whales dancing in their natural habitat†-†the long journey taken by the Pacific Gray whale from Siberia and Alaska down to […]

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