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Top 10 American landmarks

In honour of Independence Day on the Fourth of July we take a look at 10 of America's most iconic landmarks. From breathtaking natural wonders stretching as far as the...

Exploring Florida

Out of the staggering 91.5 million who travel to America’s Sunshine State every year many will head straight for the theme parks in the capital of Orlando. But if rubbing...

Top five festive cities to spend Christmas

Sprinkle some magic into this year's Christmas by visiting one of the world's most festive locations. With sleigh bells ringing, frosty snow falling and the commencing of the advent calendar...

Houses to take your breath away

The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with the two...

LA dreaming

When Edward, the rich and handsome businessman played by Richard Gere, gets lost in the sprawling city of LA, he stops in Beverly Hills to ask the way. And that...

Be tempted by the Big Apple

Judging from the TV, just about everything is possible in New York – it seems it's even possible to dash around the city wearing electric-blue 'Manolos' with four-inch heels. Fortunately...

The world's best toy shops

Hamleys, LondonEstablished in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational...

Twilighting in Washington State

Up in the far northwest of America, on the border with Canada, the State of Washington is a land of contrasts with mountains, deserts, steppe landscapes and active volcanoes. Its...

Loving Las Vegas

To the unmistakable tones of Elvis Presley the camera pans over The Strip, that most famous of avenues that begins and ends in the desert. It's night and in the...

The natural wonders of the world

The idea of listing the wonders of the world is hardly a new thing. The historian Herodotus compiled his own list way back in the fifth century BC, and from...

Lots to do in Los Angeles

Los Angeles – 'the city of the angels' – the third richest city in the world, is the indisputable entertainment capital, and epicentre of the motion picture industry. It's also...

Hawaii: islands and marvels

Leave your work clothes behind. Just pack a bag with bikinis, sandals and pareos, and head west. Way out west. Hawaii may be the 50th American state, but the archipelago...

The world's best sunsets

Serengeti, TanzaniaPeople who have had the good fortune to visit the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania say that until you've seen the sun set over the great orange plains you...

San Francisco, a city with heart

San Francisco is unusual. Unlike other American cities, it's not vast, chaotic and noisy, and the residents seem genuinely pleased to welcome visitors with a smile. Rocketed from being just...

Yellowstone, the world's original national park

Known and loved by many through the exploits of the cartoon character Yogi Bear, the wealth and range of Yellowstone's natural heritage is worthy of more serious consideration and puts...

Five fine restaurants with five-star views

Le Jules Verne, ParisSome say this is the most romantic restaurant in the City of Love, perhaps in the whole world. Even if it isn't, it's certainly one of the...

Sotheby's Manhattan wine shop

Sotheby’s has become the first major international auction house to venture into the realms of wine retail with a specialist shop situated in the lobby of the company's New York...



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