North America

Exclusive guide to the best holiday destinations in north America, independent reviews from award-winning travel writers

Hitting the Road in Georgia

03/01/2020 by .

Rupert Parker takes a drive around Georgia’s musical roots taking in Macon, Savannah, Athens and Thomson.

I arrive in Atlanta by plane, not quite on the Midnight Train to Georgia, although Gladys Knight who had a hit with the song in 1973 was born here.

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Field of Light at Sensorio, Paso Robles 

18/12/2019 by .

“Build it and they will come” could have been a command created for British artist Bruce Munro, for in whichever remote spot this alchemist of light weaves his magic the crowds follow in droves.

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Insider Guide to Grand Cayman

12/12/2019 by .

One of the westernmost Caribbean islands, Grand Cayman enjoys a festival almost every month. Andy Mossack drops in during Culinary Month.

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The Undiscovered Dominican Republic

21/10/2019 by .

Mountains, mines, deserted beaches and the only vineyard in the Caribbean   – there is a side to the Dominican Republic most tourists don’t know about. Judith Baker takes to the country’s roads less travelled.

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Brooklyn Americana Festival Preview

21/09/2019 by .

Pull on your cowboy boots, put on your Stetson and hitch up your jeans for four days of honky-tonkin’ country music deep in the heart of… New York City. Tim Cooper previews this year’s Brooklyn Americana Festival, taking place on September 19-22.

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Insider Guide to Bermuda

01/07/2019 by .

Sitting on a terrace in Hamilton, Bermuda, afternoon tea is being served. The waiter is wearing immaculately pressed Bermuda shorts and there is an air of gentility and refinement.

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Amelia Island, North Florida

25/05/2019 by .

For a strip of barrier land just 4 miles by 13 miles, Amelia Island has had its fair share of suitors battling over it.

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Missouri Music on Route 66

13/05/2019 by .

You can get your kicks before you hit Route 66 if you start in St. Louis in the far east of Missouri.

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On the trail of polar bears in Manitoba

12/05/2019 by .

A lone polar bear plods towards us. He’s one of a thousand or so bears populating the western shore of the Hudson Bay in Manitoba, Canada.

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Kentucky, the Bluegrass State

08/01/2019 by .

Bourbon, bluegrass and horse racing, plus the home of a sporting legend, are some of the many reasons to visit Kentucky. Even though it’s known as the “front porch” to the South, its pretty white clapboard towns seem more attached to the north, nestling in undulating green pasture, and the state was officially neutral during the civil war.

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