Category: USA

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Explosion at Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel near finish of Boston Marathon

Tragic news just in that there have been two explosions close to the finish of the Boston Marathon. The full picture is still emerging but one of the explosions appears to have been in the vicinity of the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, Boston and the other at another location on the same street (Boylston Street). News of […]

Photograph of the week: Inspiration Point

Photograph of the week: Inspiration Point

On his 2012 visit to the closest of the Channel Islands National Park islands, Josh McNair stumbled upon this amazing gem known as Inspiration Point. This tip of the Northern part of the island overlooks two smaller islands that you cannot go on. The shape of the islands with their steep cliff faces and the […]

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

5 surprisingly luxurious New York City hotels

Known for premium nightly rates even at modest hotels, New York City can be a difficult place to find luxury lodging at value. But thanks to a growing number of boutique hotels focused on the efficiency-minded traveler, high-end accommodations at mid-range prices have become increasingly more available. The next time you visit the Big Apple, consider one of these surprisingly luxurious New York City […]

Table for four? That'll be $28,000 thank you

Table for four? That’ll be $28,000 thank you

Although Spanish chef extraordinaire Ferran Adria closed his El Bulli restaurant in Catalonia after maintaining three Michelin stars for more than a decade, many still consider him the world’s finest and most innovative chef. However, the price tag on a private dinner for four at an auction in Hong Kong this week is a bit […]

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

Sliding Rock at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina

The water is said to be icy cold and the rocks very slippery, but if you happen to be at Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, this is an experience you might not want to miss! Close to Asheville, this natural slide has become something of a tourist attraction and offers a 60-foot long adrenaline rush. […]

Chocolate frenzy in Kissimmee

Chocolate frenzy in Kissimmee

The sweetest attraction has just opened in Kissimmee, Florida. The Chocolate Kingdom Factory Adventure Tour is a chocolate retailer, museum and factory that demonstrates how chocolate is made from bean to bar.  Your Personal Chocolate Tour Guide joins forces with a handsome Prince and his Dragon sidekick to take guests through a Cacao Tree Greenhouse, […]

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

11 new additions to Small Luxury Hotels of the World

From chic city hotels to secluded wilderness lodges, Small Luxury Hotels of the World™ (SLH) has an unrivalled portfolio of some of the world’s finest independent hotels. An expert team from the luxury hotel brand has been searching the world over and seeking out the best-kept secrets in luxury accommodation, and so far this year […]

Million dollar views: 6 of the world's best city hotel views

Million dollar views: 6 of the world’s best city hotel views

There are many reasons to pay “over the top” for a hotel. Some pay for the service, some for the brand name associated with it, some for the dining options at hand, while others to be a part of history in iconic hotels. But there are a select few who are willing to shell out […]

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

8 great reasons to visit the Great Lakes region this Summer

This year is set to be an exciting year for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone… here are 10 events to put in […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

A date with a legend you won't forget - Crazy Horse

A date with a legend you won’t forget – Crazy Horse

The warm, fresh, early morning air at Kissimmee airport is broken momentarily, by the sound of aircraft engines as they warm up and take off into the perfect central Florida blue sky. Birdsong dominates the silent gaps that emerge from the tidy hangar spaces and ramps that line the airport’s apron. Welcome to Crazy Horse’s gleaming […]

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

Ski resorts become the latest addition to Google Maps

It seems as though there are no limits for Google Maps.  Recently we reported that Google Maps had extended to the Great Barrier Reef courtesy of Google’s Street View technology and that Japan’s cherry blossoms had also been captured.  Now – just in time for the tail end of the ski season – Google has […]

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

5 of the best luxury trips for young couples and groups

Although there are an abundance of luxury resorts for both couples and groups around the world, it can sometimes be difficult to find locations which will also offer culture, and plenty of activities.  Below are the top five trips for young couples and groups looking for something out of the ordinary, but in luxurious surroundings. […]

A Mini break in New York... literally!

A Mini break in New York… literally!

One hotel in New York has come up with a quirky way to attract high end customers through its doors. If you book a Suite at The Peninsula New York, you’ll have access to a chauffeur driven Mini Cooper S Clubman as a complimentary amenity! It might feel like a scene from The Italian Job as you […]

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

A luxury itinerary for Carlsbad, California

For those looking for a luxury beach getaway, the coastal city of Carlsbad, right outside of San Diego, can provide exactly what you need. From upscale restaurants to opulent boutique hotels to world-class spas, this city has much to offer the traveler who wants to experience the finer things in life as well as local […]

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

Photograph of the week: Monument Rocks, Kansas

In the middle a field in a remote area of Kansas, a series of large chalk formations rise from the ground. Surrounded by miles of flat farmland, Monument Rocks provide a striking contrast. On a hot summer day, the air lies still and heavy over the rocks. Low lying wildflowers provide occasional bursts of colour and […]

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