A playground of the young and the well-heeled, Miami is known for its glamour, hyper-tanned celebrities and bikini clad beautiful people. It’s a place in its own separate world, the locals here don’t follow the trends – they create their own…Posted on: August 10th in Cool Hotels, North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
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Are you looking for a break that combines the thrill of historical adventure with a slight taste of the macabre? The USA has a wealth of spooky parks, haunted houses and creepy attractions. Here are just ten of them…Posted on: July 10th in North America, Seasonal Travel, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
Mexico offers so much more than the high octane holiday resorts which it has become famous for. Explore a little further afield than the package vacation favourites and you’ll unearth deserted coastlines, remains of ancient and important civilizations and peaceful national parks. Although selecting the “most beautiful” places in Mexico is of course subjective, here is my ten of the most beautiful places to visit in Mexico…Posted on: March 27th in Beautiful Places, Destinations, North America, Travel, Travel Top 10s by Becky Padmore.
Straddling the border of Utah and Arizona, Monument Valley is a vast area of outstanding natural beauty, famed for its iconic rocky buttes and mesas. Often photographed and filmed, the area featured in many of John Ford’s westerns, and visitors to the Navajo Tribal Park can enjoy incredible scenic drives and guided tours. Here are some views of this amazing landscape…Posted on: March 2nd in North America, Travel, Travel Photography by Graham Padmore.
Christmas is my favourite time of the year! Well, I should say, it can be my favourite time of the year… The colours, the carols, the cookies, the scent of pine and a strong fire warming the air are things I look forward to all year long. The issue is that sometimes the holidays aren’t exactly relaxing. I love to visit the coast whenever possible so I decided to research some different last minute beach destinations that would make for an entertaining but relaxing Christmas and New Year’s excursion…Posted on: December 19th in North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
New York is one of the most vibrant cities in the world; art exhibitions, fashion week, rush hour, Sex and the City, the subway, hot dog stalls on every street corner and of course the legendary Wall Street. It doesn’t matter if you come for a short weekend or you’ve lived here for many years already, with all the craziness in the air, you will surely need some relaxation…Posted on: November 14th in Destinations, North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.
As a life-long solo traveller, this summer I was lucky enough to have the chance to travel with a small group of friends for the first time. (and not just any trip, but the classic American road trip). Yes, I’d been on the odd stag-do holiday with a group, and travelled with one or two people for a few days or longer during my backpacking years…Posted on: October 10th in North America, Travel, Travel Advice, Travel Experiences by Lee Hubbard.
After a recent USA road trip through Nevada and California, we seemed to come home with hundreds of out-the-window photos detailing a slice of Americana. Here are a few quirky shop fronts and roadsigns from our incredible trip…Posted on: August 29th in Destinations, North America, Our Trips, Travel, Travel Photography by Graham Padmore.
The Cenotes (literally meaning sinkholes) of the Yucatan peninsula (located just south of Cancun, Mexico) are extremely popular with visitors, swimmers, snorkelers and divers and one of the world’s top tourist destinations. The entire Yucatan peninsula was once a reef beneath the ocean until the water receded, causing the sea life to be fossilised into the walls of deep holes thus forming a subterranean universe of caverns…Posted on: March 20th in Adventure, Destinations, North America, Travel by Becky Padmore.