Travel blog - USA

Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia, USA

9 of the Best American Road Trips

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What is it about a US road trip that makes it so appealing? Perhaps it’s the excitement of the open road, the freedom of the freeway, the ability to stop as and when you like or the thrill of driving ...
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Portland Head Cape Elizabeth

How to Get Under the Skin of New England

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New England may be known around the world for having the best fall leaves display in the States, but there’s so much to see here all year-round. Our Experts have picked out some of their favourite pho...
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Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles

Things to Do in Los Angeles

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Movie famous, home to the Hollywood sign and just a stone’s throw from the iconic Santa Monica Pier, it’s easy to conjure up a mental picture of Los Angeles… but nothing quite measures up to experienc...
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The Scariest Places to Spend Halloween

I love horror. I mean love it. So much so that I spent over an hour preparing a rather intense scarecrow face last Halloween. I also love travel, so the thought of combining the two has always been a ...
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New Orleans

Experience the Southern Soul of America's Deep South

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Even though it was May in New Orleans, Mardi Gras beads still hung from traffic lights, street signs and trees, three months on from Carnival season. And as we toured the city learning about shotgun h...
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Las Vegas Strip

The Non-Gambler's Guide to Las Vegas

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Nothing tells you that you’ve arrived in Las Vegas like the flashing lights from the slot machines and the sound of dropping coins. Sin City may be a gamblers’ paradise, but playing roulette and black...
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Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs

Experience the USA’s Wild West in Colorado

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From the great landscapes of the American West to the cosmopolitan city of Denver, Colorado has much to offer, as writer Elle Griffiths discovers on a whistle-stop tour... On a crisp, sunny m...
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South Beach, Miami

7 Reasons You’ll Fall For Miami

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With its Latin flavour, beach culture and swanky shopping opportunities, Miami is so much more than just a Floridian port hub. In fact, it's unlike almost anywhere else in the world, making it ea...
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View from Mount Desert Island, Acadia National Park

Falling in Love with New England

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This time last year, I spent a week blazing a scenic trail through the lovely, leafy states of New England... Picture this: I’m in Massachusetts on 31st October, and things are getting spooky...
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Greg camping out in Southern California (image: Greg Strachey)

Exploring the Hidden Mountain Towns of Southern California

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This summer I set off on the adventure of a lifetime, and spent three months hiking through the high desert and mountains of California, from the border of Mexico to the boundaries of the iconic Yosem...
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Embarcadero (image: Claus Gurumeta)

A Second-Timers’ Guide to San Francisco

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San Francisco is a dynamic city – there are so many attractions here that you’ll never run out of things to do, no matter how often you visit. Your first visit will likely include a long list of ‘must...
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How to Explore New York City Like a Local

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It’s the subject of Jay-Z’s billboard hit, the stomping ground for Carrie Bradshaw, and the birthplace of Madonna. It’s a city that needs no introduction, and one that boasts an unrivalled reputation....
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