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Road to Hana: 10 must-see places on Maui in a day

The road to Hana is filled with mysteries. How long will it take to drive? Where should I stop? Should I go to Hana and back or do the full loop? The truth is there are as many ways to experience this road and they all depend on timing. The best way is to go […]

3 luxurious hotel experiences in downtown Denver

3 luxurious hotel experiences in downtown Denver

Denver, Colorado is a spirited city offering something for everyone. It is a family friendly town with an amusement park and Children’s Museum. Adults will find plenty to explore including romantic Larimer Square, a robust microbrewery scene, the Denver Performing Arts Center, and upscale shopping at Cherry Creek. The mountains are close enough that you can also […]

Fort Worth 4 ways

Fort Worth 4 ways

Few places offer a more animated or colourful glimpse of years gone by than Texas’s Fort Worth. The Old Chisholm Trail marked this city on the map as the cowboys’ last brush with civilization before they embarked on the long drive up north to Kansas. A sense of the vibrancy and romance of the cowboy […]

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 […]

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana's Glacier Country

Perfect Winter road tripping through Western Montana’s Glacier Country

Montana really does winter right. Marvel over the expansive rugged terrain, crystalline lakes, majestic snow-covered mountains shimmering in the abundant sunshine, legendary Glacier National Park, and small-town charms ( such as real cowboys!) as you explore Western Montana’s Glacier Country. Winter play choices are seemingly endless with unparalleled downhill skiing (think 300+ inches of powdery […]

10 top tips for a VIP snow vacation in Park City, Utah

10 top tips for a VIP snow vacation in Park City, Utah

Skiers in the know have long touted Utah as having the “Greatest Snow on Earth”; perhaps just one of the reasons Vail Resorts Inc. bought Park City Mountain Resort for $182.5 million last year. They recently completed a $50 million renovation unveiling their Quicksilver Gondola that connects the former Canyons and Park City Mountain Resort, […]

The best place on Earth to watch whales

The best place on Earth to watch whales

Majestic North Pacific Humpback Whales, or Kohola as they were known in ancient Hawaiian, begin their migration from Alaska to the Hawaiian Islands around September of each year. While the exact number of Humpback whales visiting Hawaii is unknown, it is estimated to be as high as 21,000. And while their main reason for coming […]

Top 10 cities for art lovers

Top 10 cities for art lovers

In the art capitals of the world, art is everywhere – not only in the famous galleries and churches, but even in the most unexpected places. Turn the corner in Rome to discover a shrine high in the wall, or a colourful mural under a bridge. If you’re visiting a city for the first time, […]

Top 3 luxury hotels in Boston

Top 3 luxury hotels in Boston

Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., with historical sites that include Paul Revere’s House, Faneuil Hall, the Boston Tea Party Museum, the Old State House, and Boston Common, the nation’s oldest city park. Yet Boston is far from a living museum (although it does have some lovely collections–don’t […]

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

6 travel trend predictions for 2016

Explore, the adventure travel specialist, has predicted the key travel trends for the coming year and there is lots to look forward to with more than 90 new trips added to Explore’s portfolio as well as plenty of old favourites. Ashley Toft, Managing Director of Explore commented, “2016 is set to be another exciting year […]

5 of New York's most underrated attractions

5 of New York’s most underrated attractions

The Big Apple is home to an array of famous landmarks, from the Empire State Building to the Statue of Liberty. But there is a wealth of underrated attractions in New York left untapped, which we’re sure will breathe new life into your vacation. So, if you’re keen to avoid the city’s tourist traps and […]

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 […]

Exploring the Alaskan wilderness in comfort

Exploring the Alaskan wilderness in comfort

Instead of planning another ho-hum ski trip this winter, why not go on a totally memorable adventure trip (albeit in great style) by exploring one of the most stunning locations on earth, the Alaskan countryside? Put yourself in the capable hands of the Carl and Kirsten Dixon, who have called Alaska home for over 30 […]

Where should you spend this Christmas?

Where should you spend this Christmas?

That time of year is fast approaching! That’s 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 you’re 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 […]

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 there’s 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. […]

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