Category: California

Explore the USA this Summer... and make a difference

Explore the USA this Summer… and make a difference

Especially for those of you who live in the US, this is a great time to explore the US and discover the wonders in store. (Even if you live in the UK or elsewhere, the US is still a good option, if you can accept a quarantine period when you return home). In a post-lockdown […]

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

10 of the best virtual tours so you can still explore the world

Recently, I sat and thought about some of the reasons why I travel (and these days I have more time to sit, and think, than to travel). I realized a few interesting things. Why do I travel? Well, clearly to escape and explore. But, also to embrace and understand other cultures, to free my mind, […]

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Culinary excellence is still available in San Francisco

Under the current shelter-in-place order, people in San Francisco still get to dine on some of the best food anywhere as the city’s restaurants retool their culinary excellence for takeout service. Here are just some of the many ways San Francisco is combining culinary resilience and innovation. Gourmet takeaways There are adored eateries in every […]

Photograph of the Week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

Photograph of the week: Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California, USA

In 2011 the American Society of Civil Engineers chose the Golden Gate Bridge for inclusion in its Seven Wonders of the Modern World. It’s not a stretch to understand why: not only is this iconic orange span of graceful steel recognized the world over, it is also, quite simply, a marvel of engineering, architectural design, […]

Photograph of the Week: Yosemite, Sierra Nevada Mountains, California

Photograph of the week: Yosemite National Park, Sierra Nevada, California, USA

Yosemite National Park is many things to many people. For climbers, it is revered as the birthplace of rock climbing as a sport, and home to the holy grail of that sport: the Dawn Wall, El Capitan. For photo enthusiasts, it is well-known as muse to famed black-and-white photographer Ansel Adams. For snow-seekers it is […]

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

Beyond LEGOLAND®: why Carlsbad, California is the ultimate destination for the whole family

As multigenerational travel continues to trend, families want to visit destinations where there are activities to satisfy everyone from toddlers to grandparents. A recent study by the U. S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation reported that Gen Z influences $600 billion of family spending, playing a pivotal role in the decision to take family trips. What […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Celebrate the holidays in these 5 cozy US festival towns

Celebrate the holidays in these 5 cozy US festival towns

The winter holidays are coming! For some, the holidays come with Christmas cheer, family gatherings and cozy cuddles. For others, the winter months can be isolating and lonely. Our cure? Travel. What better way to change things up than by going somewhere new? You don’t have to stay at home and watch a Hallmark movie. […]

6 reasons why Carlsbad, California should be your next wellness destination

6 reasons why Carlsbad, California should be your next wellness destination

Nestled in the coastal foothills of north San Diego County, travelers will find the seaside town of Carlsbad, California. Known for its landmark attractions including The Flower Fields and LEGOLAND® California resort, it may come as a surprise that the destination is a mecca for wellness experiences. Originally drawing wellness seekers with its mineral spring […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

Where to play, stay and chill in Greater Palm Springs this Summer

Where to play, stay and chill in Greater Palm Springs this Summer

Sunrise hikes, mornings at the pool, midday spa retreats, mister-cooled dining al fresco, and dive-in movies under the stars—summer has arrived in Greater Palm Springs. Follow my blog with Bloglovin Ask any local or frequent warm weather guest, summer and fall in the oasis offer plenty of perks—unbeatable prices, super affordable family vacation packages, fewer […]

San Diego secrets

San Diego secrets

Rubbing elbows with local residents can offer visitors a unique look at a destination, but knowing where to go can be tricky, especially when locals want to keep their favourite hangouts a secret. Amidst San Diego’s vast and varied landscape – ranging from a bustling city centre and colourful neighbourhoods to 70 miles of sparkling […]

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Top 10 most expensive cities in the world

Ever raised an eyebrow at the price of a meal on holiday? Spare a thought for those that live there. The Economist Intelligence Unit has published its annual Worldwide Cost of Living survey and it makes for very interesting reading. The survey was created to help companies calculate cost-of-living for expatriates and business travellers. Comparing the cost of […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]

9 of the best California theme parks

9 of the best California theme parks

California is renowned for its theme parks, amongst other things.  Above all, they offer a variety of ways to have fun – only limited by your time, your energy and, adrenalin.  Providing everything from castles, characters, thrill rides and incredible places which help us learn about the world around us.  And history too, the Louff […]

Luxury travel news this week

Luxury travel news this week

Here’s a round-up of luxury travel stories that have caught the eye this week. To make sure you receive these new weekly alerts in your web browser, please click on the red bell icon in the bottom right hand corner of the page and click ‘subscribe’ (works on desktop only – for other ways to […]