USA

Ten of the Best American Scenic Byways

Monday, March 13th, 2017 12:39 pm by .

Everyone’s heard of Route 66 and the Pacific Coast Highway, two of the greatest road trips in the USA, but there are over 100 other stunning scenic drives which needn’t take you weeks to complete. These are America’s National Scenic Byways.

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Orlando beyond just theme parks

Monday, February 13th, 2017 4:00 pm by .

Can you have a holiday in Orlando without setting foot in Disney? Andy Mossack discovers there is a another Orlando beyond just  theme parks.

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Palm Springs Modernism Week

Monday, January 23rd, 2017 12:06 pm by .

Barack Obama put Palm Springs on the world map when he fled there from a chilly Washington DC on the day of Trump’s inauguration, and thousands of architecture buffs will follow him there in February.   For this California resort awash in sun, sand and mountains is actually most famous for the greatest concentration of mid-century modern homes in the world.

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Best USA Music Festivals 2017

Friday, December 23rd, 2016 2:42 pm by .

Frustrated when you can’t get tickets for your favourite US artist’s UK tour? Why not hop on a plane and catch them – along with many more – at one of the USA’s best music festivals. Nowhere does music festivals like the States and they’re a great way to combine music with a city break or road trip holiday. Mike Gerrard lists his best USA music festivals 2017.

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Santa Fe is a Place for Dreamers

Thursday, December 15th, 2016 11:29 am by .

A local artist told me “Santa Fe is a place for dreamers” as I bought one of her prints called ‘Beginnings’, its colours as vibrant and stark as the surrounding landscape that inspired it.

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Mardi Gras in Mobile

Sunday, December 4th, 2016 8:43 pm by .

I’m feeling like a rockstar, wearing a silly costume and walking through crowds of screaming people. But they’re not interested in me, just my plastic beads, which I’m throwing to whoever shouts the loudest. Welcome to Mardi Gras in Mobile.

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