Category: USA

North American riding holidays with a touch of extravagance

North American riding holidays with a touch of extravagance

Rough and ready riding holidays that appeal to your rustic side? Yes, there are endless options, and any hard-core movie buff heading to North America could pick up John Wayne’s reins in an instant (or at least try!). As it stands, the working ranch will continue to be a main staple of the west’s allure, […]

The Joule - home to Dallas' finest collections of modern art

The Joule – home to Dallas’ finest collections of modern art

Located in the heart of Dallas’ thriving Arts District and housed within a landmark bank building, The Joule features one of the city’s finest collections of modern art. From intimate to monumental, a myriad of bold works by acclaimed artists including Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly and Richard Phillips, decorate the hotel. Encounter art everywhere, even […]

5 must-see cruise port destinations

5 must-see cruise port destinations

There is no doubt about it, cruise holidays appeal to a much wider audience today than it has done in recent years. Some still hold preconceptions that it is an expensive form of travel, or that cruise ships have strict dress codes, but these are simply not true. Cruising is a fantastic method of seeing […]

Recipe of the week: “Musque de Provence” Pumpkin Soup

Recipe of the week: “Musque de Provence” Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients (serves 8-10): 3 pounds of fresh Chino Farm’s pumpkin (skin off, seeds removed) 6 tablespoons butter 1 cup chopped onion 1 tablespoon diced fresh garlic 1 tablespoon diced fresh ginger ½ cup flour (all purpose) 1 ½ quarts vegetable or chicken stock ½ cup heavy cream (whipping cream) ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon […]

$16 for a muffin?! That's a bargain... welcome to the $107,000 cupcake!

$16 for a muffin?! That’s a bargain… welcome to the $107,000 cupcake!

There’s been a lot of media uproar recently surrounding the $16 cupcakes ordered by the US Justice Department. We’d like to take a moment therefore to put this in perspective and introduce you to the $107,000 cupcake.  And yep… you did just read that right. Back in January of last year, Since1910 – in honour […]

Top 10 cold weather active North American vacations to renew your spirit

Top 10 cold weather active North American vacations to renew your spirit

For many people fall and winter vacations aren’t so much about money, they are about time and escaping the eternal screech of the smart phone ringer. Some of the best fall and winter luxury vacation spots will let you trade in the phone for a pair of skis, hiking shoes or scuba gear and come back renewed and […]

The Presidential Suite at the Henderson Park Inn

The Presidential Suite at the Henderson Park Inn

When I first contacted the Henderson Park Inn about a press visit and they said they really wanted me to stay in the Presidential Suite, I was pretty impressed with myself. A suite is always nice and when you throw “Presidential” into the description, you know you are going to have a pretty nice room. […]

3 places that every driver should visit

3 places that every driver should visit

For anyone who loves to drive and who loves to travel, there are few holiday concepts more appealing than the long road trip. The best thing about a driving holiday is the incredible sense of freedom that comes with taking to the open road and just following the brease. It can be a daunting thing […]

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

The top 10 places for stunning Autumn colours

It’s that time of year again when the foliage on the trees begins to take on all manner of dramatic colours, and budding photographers the world over try to make the most of the myriad of different hues. Tripadvisor have come up with a ‘top 10 spots for stunning Autumn colours’ list (see below). What […]

5 of the world's most famous luxury shopping streets

5 of the world’s most famous luxury shopping streets

If you love nothing more than indulging in a little retail therapy, then you’re probably already aware of some of the world’s most famous shopping streets. Here, we look at 5 of the best known shopping streets around the world that are found in some of the most exciting and glamorous cities on the planet!

Top 10 most luxurious stag destinations

Top 10 most luxurious stag destinations

Whether you want a calm and upscale stag holiday or a more rambunctious occasion where the drinks flow freely, you can find whatever you are looking for at some of the best stag destinations around the world. From Asia to Europe, there are countless attractions, bars, and nightclubs to entertain you, and provide you with […]

5 of the best restaurant views in the world

1. Ngorongoro Crater Lodge – Tanzania, Africa This one is a personal favourite of mine as we spent a few nights of our honeymoon here.  A truly incredible location with a restaurant that overlooks one of the finest locations in Africa. 2. Skyline Restaurant – Queenstown, New Zealand A stunning location with great staff and […]

Wild adventure and luxury lodging in Jackson Hole, WY

Wild adventure and luxury lodging in Jackson Hole, WY

Jackson Hole, Wyoming is a place of staggering beauty and endless outdoor adventure. World-class downhill and cross country skiing. Snowshoeing. Trail riding. River tubing. Kayaking. Hot air ballooning. Hiking to hidden hot springs, swimming in sunlit alpine lakes. Golf, hunting, parasailing, fly fishing, snowmobiling. And the list goes on. All of it takes place within […]

Five star Maui

Five star Maui

The island of Maui, Hawaii has long been thought of as the holiday destination of a lifetime. Travelers dream of the iconic luau with its captivating hula dancers, legendary surf and lush rain forest. Experiencing the far flung Pacific culture of Maui with the opulence of one of its renowned five star resorts will leave […]

How to build an aeroplane in less than 3 minutes

OK, so the subject is perhaps a little misleading… but hopefully you still won’t be disappointed with this fascinating timelapse video of the Boeing 777-200LR being slowly – or quickly, depending on how you look at it – pieced together in Everett, Washington, USA.

Fitzpatrick Grand Central celebrates being named one of NYC's top 10 hotels

Fitzpatrick Grand Central celebrates being named one of NYC’s top 10 hotels

Travelocity customers have named The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel one of New York City’s top hotels. In celebration, the hotel, located in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, is offering a very special offer to guests who book through Travelocity. From now until 14th August 2011, use Travelocity to book a stay between 1st January and […]

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