Category: North America

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Luxury vacation rentals turn Disney World into a celebrity hangout

Disney World has always had global appeal, the much-loved cartoon characters brought to oversized life are popular with children and adults alike. There is probably not a parent on the planet that hasn’t had the heartstrings tugged by a kid that just wants to see Mickey, Pluto and friends.  To be fair, it is a […]

Aspen

Top 5 luxury ski destinations in the USA

A country where mountains are impressively huge, snowfall is pristine and champagne powder is de rigueur: the USA certainly has sublime ski territory. We’ve chosen our favourite spots for a truly indulgent trip to the slopes. Aspen, Colorado Aspen has four spectacular mountains to choose from: Snowmass – home to the largest lift-served vertical descent […]

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

6 reasons to visit the Yucatan Peninsula

The view from the window of the new Dreamliner showed a thick green carpet below as we landed into Cancun airport. Quite surprising, since my perception of Mexico had been one of deserts and cacti, probably obtained from watching too many westerns. The Yucatan Peninsula is an altogether different place, full of lush vegetation, with […]

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

18 of the best countries to visit in 2018

Travel and tourism is one industry that has continued to thrive in recent years, consistently out-performing the global economy, and 2018 looks to be no exception. We spoke to a number of experts in the industry to find out their opinions on the countries to visit in the year ahead. And so here are 18 […]

The world's greatest theme park - Xcaret?

The world’s greatest theme park – Xcaret?

Imagine a rip-roaring Indiana Jones’ day-out. Swimming along a subterranean river, walking rope bridges high in a steamy jungle of touchwood trees, swimming with sharks and perilously hanging onto a rope across the ocean. Slammin’ down Tequila shots if you choose. If you’ve taken the chaotic horn-blaring road south from Cancun for 35 miles, you will have […]

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

6 ways to enjoy New Orleans in Winter

New Orleans has its own personality any time of the year, but the winter season in the Big Easy offers visitors a chance to experience attractions that aren’t offered during the peak summer months. New Orleans is not only one of the largest cities in Louisiana, but is also the Gulf of Mexico’s busiest northern […]

Bisate Lodge

7 luxurious stays to make a difference this Christmas

Sometimes when we travel, it’s easy to forget about the world around us and the communities we impact along the way. Although we love ultra-luxe villas, powder white sands and first class-service, we love it even more when we find resorts that give a little something extra back – not just to us but to […]

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

The 5 best prohibition bars in NYC

On January 16, 1920 the 22nd Amendment was put into effect banning the sale and consumption of alcohol in the United States. As Prohibition agents patrolled the streets of New York City, illegal practices and criminal activity ran rampant. During the 13 years of Prohibition, more than 15,000 speakeasy bars were opened. Although many of […]

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

5 of the best luxury ski resorts for families

Skiing is a treasured family past time for many. Old or young, family members of all ages and abilities can enjoy the fun and beauty of snow-capped mountains across the globe. Whether your favorite part of the vacation is hitting the slopes, taking in the breathtaking views, or sipping hot chocolate in the lodge, these […]

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

5 of the best extreme ski runs in Canada

Canada has some great, well known ski resorts such as Whistler Blackcomb on the west coast and Banff Lake Louise in the Alberta Rockies, but also many superb lesser known ones such as Panorama in the BC Rockies. They are not short of steep terrain but which resorts offer the most extreme ski run experience […]

5 of the best luxury hotels for active travelers in Mazatlan

5 of the best luxury hotels for active travelers in Mazatlan

Mazatlan is unique in Mexico as this is a working town that also has a high number of visitors. It also is incredibly active with numerous beaches, water adventures, and inland tours. So in Mazatlan, the hotels are as luxurious as they need to be considering you are there for the evening, and then off […]

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

5 unique luxury adventures to discover in Knoxville, Tennessee

I was watching the bartender smoke my whiskey Old Fashioned, and the entire bar smelled like burning wood on a cold Appalachian day. On the bar top of the Drawing Room at The Tennessean, a new luxury hotel in Knoxville, TN, a large copper and glass box swirled with dusky smoke around an Old Fashioned […]

5 of the best places to see wildlife in Canada

5 of the best places to see wildlife in Canada

It’s no secret that Canada is a destination for all types of traveller. It’s got cosmopolitan cities, towering mountains, verdant forests, crystal-clear lakes and more opportunities for adventure than you could imagine. But another string to Canada’s bow, and one that’s sometimes overlooked, is its wildlife. From orca whale off the coast of British Columbia […]

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

5 ways to honeymoon in luxury on Martha’s Vineyard

Want to start your new union off on the right foot? You could book a hotel in a busy city with a soundtrack of street noise. Or, you could opt for a luxurious, private stay in the glamorous and still gloriously secluded island of Martha’s Vineyard. Long a playground for royalty and celebrities alike, the […]

9 great things to do in Cooperstown - a weekend getaway from NYC

9 great things to do in Cooperstown – a weekend getaway from NYC

Conveniently located only 3 ½ hours north of NYC, Cooperstown is the quintessential weekend getaway for the stressed New Yorker. The decidedly slower pace, natural beauty, quaint restaurants and hotels, partnered with the small-town atmosphere make this the perfect spot to take in a true slice of Americana, and to give yourself a break. There […]

5 top tips to get the most out of your trip to Disney World

5 top tips to get the most out of your trip to Disney World

For many people, Disney is a once in a lifetime type of vacation.  No matter what your age, there really is something for everyone, but your time is limited so how can you be sure you get to see and do the most important experiences. Having spent almost every year for the last year going […]