7 of the Best Casinos to Explore in Las Vegas

Bold, brash and larger than life: Vegas is the USA at its most extreme. It’s also the USA at its most enjoyable. Immerse yourself fully in this OTT neon wonderland, and you’ll find it hard to tear yourself away. There’s delicious food, outrageous circus … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


The Quirkiest Restaurants in the USA

Eating out is about more than just the food – the location, atmosphere and those extra-quirky touches make all the difference. And as the US is pretty big on diversity, it’s no surprise it’s got some of the weirdest and wackiest eateries out there. … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Adventure in Western Canada: Vancouver

Maple leaves, uninterrupted snow, mounties. We’ve all heard the Canadian stereotypes. But that’s all they are – sweeping observations that barely provide a snapshot of this vast country. The truth is: nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty and scale of what Canada … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Houmas House: What it’s Like to Stay in a Louisiana Plantation Home

“Well think about it – if you had 300,000 acres gentlemen, when was the last time you’d seen a woman, besides sisters and cousins? Cousins was looking good!” When our tour guide, Susan, exclaimed these words to my group, in her classic Southern drawl, … Continue reading

June 29, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Rocky Mountaineer to Launch Revamped GoldLeaf Service

Picture this: you’re chugging through some of the richest mountain landscapes in the world, surrounded by delicious Canadian wine and a la carte cuisine, with the prospect of a possible bear, moose or elk sighting ahead… This is the Rocky Mountaineer’s soul-stirring GoldLeaf Service … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Behind the Scenes of Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer with Chef JP

The Rocky Mountaineer makes many a bucket list – whether you’re retired and looking to splurge, on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or simply planning the trip of a lifetime. But what really goes on behind the scenes of this Canadian icon? What lengths do … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


Discovering the Gardens of Houmas House, Louisiana

Summer has finally arrived and pruning our gardens has suddenly become a very big deal. Homeowners around the country (and the world) are running around getting fresh soil, planting out new flowers, getting the patio in order… and none more so than Craig Black, … Continue reading

June 15, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


How to Spend 24 Hours in New Orleans

“New Orleans should never have been a city – they made a mistake when they built it here.” These were the first words someone uttered to us when we set foot in The Big Easy. That’s not to say it’s not a much-loved hub … Continue reading

June 14, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


A First-Timer’s Guide to Sensational Chicago

I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t expect much from Chicago. When you’ve been to the USA’s big hitters like New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, surely you’ve seen the best of American city living? This assumption was proven very wrong very quickly, … Continue reading

June 8, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg


5 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Florida Panhandle

When most people are contemplating a trip to Florida, it’s usually the theme parks of Orlando, the Art-Deco glitz of Miami or the poolside living of Tampa that spring to mind. In fact, rarely is a thought spared for the north-west, despite it having … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg