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Frank Lloyd Wright Trail   

31/07/2017 by .

“Architects may come and architects may go and never change your point of view,” sang Art Garfunkel about his hero, Frank Lloyd Wright.   But you could never accuse the 20th century starchitect of not making a difference; Wright changed everything about the way we live, the father of open plan design and homes which blur the boundaries between inside and the great outdoors.

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The LBJ Presidential Library

08/07/2017 by .

Austin in Texas had long been on our wish list of cities to visit, and proved to be everything we’d expected and more. From the grandeur of the State Capitol that opened in 1808 to the fashionable funkiness of the quirky shops on South Congress, where my wife treated herself to a pair of Texas cowgirl boots.

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The Michigan Beyond Detroit

06/06/2017 by .

Detroit might be Michigan’s most famous city, but beyond it lies a state packed with potential and virtually untapped by tourists outside the USA. Andy Mossack goes discovering the Michigan beyond Detroit.

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Discovering Detroit. The Comeback City.

24/05/2017 by .

Andy Mossack discovers a whole new Detroit, re-emerging from the ashes of bankruptcy. it really is the Comeback City.

“We didn’t come here just to play, we came to pray too.” Martha Reeves is reminiscing as we sit together in Motown’s original Studio A on West Grand Boulevard. Perhaps all that praying paid off, as Detroit’s recent revival is nothing short of a miracle.

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The Arty Side of Las Vegas

29/04/2017 by .

Pljay a word association game with the name of Las Vegas and the responses would be words like gambling, slot machines, showgirls, shows and the Las Vegas Strip. But there’s another more cultured side to the city, usually hidden beneath the brash neon.

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Ten of the Best American Scenic Byways

13/03/2017 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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