Category: California

Bottlenose dolphins off the coast of KwaZulu-Natal

The best places to travel to this season

Whether you’re seeking wildlife spectacles, otherworldly scenery or the buzz of a festival, there is a wide range of options for travelling to a new destination this season. We’ve listed ten of the best places to visit at this time of year to help you plan your next spring-summer adventure. Australia’s Ningaloo Marine Park While […]

6 of the best drives in North America

6 of the best drives in North America

I have driven hundreds of thousand miles in the US and Canada and hope to do many thousands more. Being in the travel trade, people are always asking me what is your favourite place/country/drive/hotel and the answer is always different because it depends on the mood I am in and what I can remember at […]

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

4 ways to enjoy the best of Napa Valley

The Pacific Highway road trip is growing in popularity as a great way to discover the West Coast of America. From San Francisco to Los Angeles, you can take in the finest of great city living, national parks, and of course some of the best wine regions in the world. One of our highly recommended […]

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

A guide to the vibrant scene of West Hollywood

It goes without saying that there’s much more to West Hollywood than a few iconic letters on a hill. A sunny shopping Mecca brimming with gourmet chefs, cutting edge cocktail bars, and glamorous architecture to match, West Hollywood is truly home to the stars and a destination that takes holiday indulgence to new extremes. Shop […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

5 getaways where a carry-on is all you need

Sometimes you just need to get away from it all, even if it’s just for a long weekend. These are the trips that refresh and rejuvenate your soul – so don’t let them to break your back with a heavy bag. Your revitalization should begin when you pack and continue as you walk past the […]

Photograph of the week: Santa Monica Muscle Beach

Photograph of the week: Santa Monica Muscle Beach

A young man uses the exercise rings on Santa Monica’s Muscle Beach at sunset. Located just south of Santa Monica Pier and dating from the 1930s, this is the original Muscle Beach; its more famous sibling, two miles south in Venice, was not established until the 1950s. In the past, Hollywood stars such as Kirk […]

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

5 luxury vacation homes you could exchange with your own

Here’s a luxury travel secret that owners of luxury second homes need to know. Anyone who has a rental property and has looked into the possibility of swapping their home with other like-minded owners will be aware that there’s a plethora of home exchange sites out there. House swapping has seen increasing popularity over the […]

Alila Villas Uluwatu

5 hotels to watch the sun set

Twilight hour, golden hour, magic hour – call it what you want, the setting of the sun is a photographer’s dream, creating nature’s canvas in the sky and filling it with an array of colours and styles: pink, orange, red, yellow, golden, amber, mauve, purple; soft and calm, fiery and streaky, clear and majestic. We […]

The history of the San Francisco cable car

The history of the San Francisco cable car

San Francisco is a city hailed for its landmarks, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Alcatraz Island. However, there is one particular icon which has endured the test of time and today still attracts tourists in their hundreds: the cable car. The San Francisco cable car system is a true icon of the city, and is […]

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