Author Archive for Sandra Potter

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

6 favourite Whistler restaurants

So much fresh air, so much exercise, so hungry! Where are the best spots to eat in Whistler? Whistler has over 130 restaurants, cafes and bars with something to tantalise the taste buds of every cuisine and every budget. And that is one of its charms. Whether you want a gourmet dinner or a really […]

Why I would like to be in the Canadian Rockies right now!

Why I would like to be in the Canadian Rockies right now!

First of all, the sun is probably shining as you read this whereas in London, the sky is grey. Secondly, I could be outside enjoying a good meal with a backdrop of amazing scenery and doing all sorts of exciting activities. Thirdly, I could be watching an elk strolling across a grassy meadow or a […]

6 great reasons to visit Oregon

6 great reasons to visit Oregon

Variety is one word that sums up Oregon. Sights that vary from the Pacific Ocean to Mount Hood, an extinct volcano rising 3426 metres above the Columbia Gorge. Gentle rolling countryside changes into jagged outcrops of rock. Follow one of the Scenic Byways (Oregon has more of these than any other state in the Union) […]

Luxury travel for less

Luxury travel for less

We all want to pay a little less for our holidays but the question is how without compromising on quality?  The answer is often by booking early and booking through a tour operator or travel agent.  Tour operators get tremendous deals from hotels, rail companies and cruises which they can package and pass on to […]

6 ideas for a three-generation family holiday

6 ideas for a three-generation family holiday

Multi-generational holidays is a bit of a buzz word at the moment in the travel trade and here at Frontier we have been arranging such holidays for some time. We often find that the holiday is organised by the grandparents as they have the most time to plan and since the change in pension arrangement, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Magnificent Seven

The Magnificent Seven

No, not the wonderful 1960s film with Yul Brenner etcetera but Seven Magnificent Travel Experiences in Western Canada. Ranging from a boat to a ranch, the key words here are luxury, variety and unique.  These seven very different operations got together a couple of years ago  to promote themselves to the international market.  The Seven […]

Whale-watching - the best ways to see them

Whale-watching – the best ways to see them

Reading the news that the orca of Europe are being slowly poisoned and that following the recent death of Lulu there are only 8 now known to live in British waters made me think about all the wonderful whale and dolphin sightings and encounters I have been lucky enough to have. Most of my meetings […]

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

7 great reasons to ski in Canada

I suppose the first question most people ask me is why should I go all the way to Canada to ski when I can easily drive to the Alps?  For me, the answer is easy although it comes in several parts. People also ask about the cold.  Of course it is cold, you need cool weather […]

6 unusual things to do during the New England Fall

6 unusual things to do during the New England Fall

Everyone knows that the Autumn colours in New England are glorious. However, I suspect that not everyone know the range of quirky activities that go on in this pretty part of the world. If you happen to be in New England this Fall and are looking for things to do, keep an eye out for these […]

Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

Rooms with a view: 6 of the best in Canada

If, like me, you love water, you will always choose a hotel near a lake, river or the ocean. But that is only the beginning. Then you have to choose the right room. You need to get a room overlooking the water. Yes, it costs a few pounds more than looking over the city or, […]

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

The 4 bears of Canada and how best to see them

Luxury comes in many forms; sometimes it is in 1000 thread count bed sheets, sometimes in the magic of seeing a bear in his natural habitat. Three species of bear call Canada home; the polar bear, king of the Arctic, the grizzly with his hump and long claws and the black bear who is the […]