North America/Canada

Hawaiian Paradise

Friday, February 28, 2020

I’d always dreamed of visiting Hawaii; a volcanic group of islands, each with their own paradise to explore. With two and a half weeks for island hopping, we first flew into Honolulu and then took the short flight across to the eastern island of Kauai, also known as the Garden Island. After picking up our…

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A New York Classic

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Madison Avenue, long streets and Autumn leaves. An image I’d dreamed of became a reality on my last trip to New York. I’d broken up my stay between Lower East Side, Greenpoint Brooklyn, and Midtown. In Midtown I chose the Lotte Palace. In 1882, six neo-Italian Renaissance townhouses were built around a courtyard and after…

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Page, Arizona – From Horseshoe Bend to Antelope Canyon

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

After visiting Monument Valley we drove to the town of Page, a gateway to both incredible landmarks and adventure sports. we crossed back and forth between the states of Arizona and Utah before we reached the town sitting alongside Lake Powell. We booked a tour of Antelope Canyon for 1pm, which provided perfect lighting in…

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Monument Valley Exploring

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

We began our journey early in the morning, excited to be leaving the craziness of Vegas for small town USA. Our drive took 6 hours but as the road stretched out before us the scenery really grew more and more beautiful. Within a few hours the fields were covered with snow as we drove towards…

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24 Hours in West Hollywood

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

I’d visited LA before but always stayed in Santa Monica, the beach-side area popular with Aussies wanting to be by the water before flying home from their American adventures. This time round I wanted to try another area and decided on West Hollywood for a more local LA feel, recommended to me by friends who…

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California Dreaming

Monday, September 30, 2019

My stay at the gorgeous Parker Hotel made my time in Palm Springs. Originally built in the 1950’s and owned by Gene Autry, who planned to house his newly acquired baseball team, the California Angels. Most recently designed by Jonathan Adler the whole interior is stunning, everywhere you look is photo worthy. The lobby area…

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Unforgettable Alaska

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Hear the thunderous crack of calving glaciers. Sail alongside pods of orca; see breaching humpbacks and foraging brown bears. Hike verdant old-growth rain forests and kayak peaceful coastlines. Alaska is renowned for its iconic wildlife—whales, bears, and eagles. You’re certain to see them, but you’ll also discover much more. Strange and beautiful undersea creatures. Pods…

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Explore The Arctic

Monday, August 26, 2019

The Arctic is imbued with a romance—from the history of polar exploration, dauntless early Vikings, to the 18th- to 21st-century Northwest Passage and North Pole explorers, and a reputation for extraordinary beauty and majesty, with its central symbol, the polar bear. Each Arctic adventure tour offers unique wildlife spotting opportunities. Seeing a polar bear, the…

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Autumn Events in the Big Apple

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a stay in the Big Apple. Gone are the summer crowds, the humidity and the blazing-hot sidewalks – replaced instead by warm days, cool nights and parklands alive with colour. Whether you’re planning a visit next month or next year, there is always something to do in New…

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Death Valley

Sunday, January 21, 2018

With a lot of clients wanting to go to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, I often have the opportunity to suggest the Death Valley route between the two. The regular highway provides some pretty good scenery but off the beaten track, the route via Death Valley and past Furnace Creek provides an experience of unsurpassed…

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