Le Monastere des Augustines is one of the more unusual Quebec City Hotels

Three (very) Different Quebec City Hotels to Stay In

Quebec City is one of the oldest and most beautiful settlements in North America.  That’s the definition of North America that also includes Canada, of course. But you got that. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, with narrow cobblestone streets, 17th and 18th-century houses and charming sidewalk cafes. The Old Town areaRead More

View from a tent at Dunton Hot Springs Glamping holidays, image Dunton Hot Springs

The Best Glamping Holidays Resorts in America

… This is a Guest Post by Rich Brown from Rolling Fox  … If you love camping, but you don’t want to give up on luxury, then glamping holidays may be a great choice for you. While the idea of glamping dates back to the 1300s when Turkish Ottomans built luxurious tent cities, the modernRead More

Peabody Ducks on red carpet with duck master Anthony Petrina, image courtesy Peabody Hotel

The Peabody Hotel Ducks Red Carpet Lifestyle

When I first read about them in a guidebook I did a double take. Even as I told my friends we had to go to the Peabody Hotel to watch some ducks walking a red carpet when we were in Memphis I wasn’t sure if I was dragging them to a travel writer’s practical joke.Read More

Elvis' suits and records in Graceland trophy room

Nashville and Beyond on A Deep South Music Road Trip

So I’m just going to come right out and say it. I love Nashville. Not just the place, though that I do, but also the TV show. As well as being addicted to Nashville the show I listen to the soundtrack when I’m driving and when I work. Unfortunately for my neighbour I also likeRead More

View from Pacific Surfliner Train, Los Angeles to San Diego

Riding the Pacific Surfliner: the Los Angeles to San Diego Train

On a recent domestic flight I found myself having one of those travel days. You know the ones. You get to the airport and the queue to get through security is a mile long. You get to the gate for your flight and sit there surrounded by glum looking people for half an hour andRead More

James Aptakin, Head Chef, Hilton Waikiki Beach

James Aptakin, Hilton Waikiki Beach Exec Chef: Ten Questions

One of the many wonderful things about a trip to Hawaii is being able to eat their incredible food. There are taste sensations and island flavours that are hard to find anywhere else in the world, adding an extra dimension to a holiday in this tropical paradise. James Aptakin worked around America, including cooking forRead More

Loree Gold in Santa Barbara Art Museum

Loree Gold, Santa Barbara Museum of Art docent: Ten Questions

Downtown Santa Barbara is a beautiful place to explore, filled with charming shops and cafes. But there’s more to this pretty coastal city than shopping and eating and drinking. The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is a filled with the sort of collection much larger cities would be very happy to have. With more thanRead More

Magic Mirror TV, Mondrian Hotel Room, West Hollywood, Los Angeles

Mondrian Hotel Room Love, Los Angeles

On my first trip to Los Angeles my friends and I stayed in a hotel that didn’t really make an impression. In fact, I couldn’t even tell you which hotel it was, but what I do remember from that trip is going for a drink at the Sky Bar in The Mondrian and wishing IRead More

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager

John Moran, Alcatraz Night Tours Manager: Ten Questions

If you’ve done the day tour of Alcatraz and think you’ve already seen The Rock, think again. The Alcatraz night tours offer visitors the chance to go into areas of the famous prison that are closed on the day tours, including the hospital. John Moran is the Manager of the Alcatraz Island Night Tour andRead More

Celebrity Century Final Year

Last Chance to Cruise on Celebrity Century

In travel, as in life, so much focus is put on the latest and the greatest; on the newest product that you can try. While I do like shiny new things I also love the chance to be part of a farewell tour, of getting to be one of the last people to experience something.Read More