Posts Tagged ‘ USA ’

Las Vegas: the low-down

Sep 25th, 2013 | By

Las Vegas is awash with new openings from the state of the art hotels to sleek restaurants and hip clubs. Kaye Holland soaks up the heady buzz

Spice up your life: part two

Aug 6th, 2013 | By

For his latest cookbook Mighty Spice Express, celebrity chef and all round spice expert, John Gregory-Smith, went in search of the best express dishes from around the world. Here John shares his recipe for Pineapple and lime pie, with CD-Traveller readers

Where the experts holiday: Colin Wright, author, entrepreneur and full time traveller

Aug 3rd, 2013 | By

Author and entrepreneur Colin Wright has spent the last four years travelling full time. Here the 28 year old shares his life in travel with CD-Traveller readers

Hip Springs

Jul 24th, 2013 | By

Palm Springs – the hangout of the Rat Pack back in the 60s and 70s – has got its grove back. Kaye Holland has the low down on the decadent desert oasis that’s currently celebrating its 75th anniversary

Car free LA

Jul 8th, 2013 | By

The car is no longer king in LA. With over 120 miles of new bike ways created within the city of Los Angeles in the last two years, increased Metro transit options and the expanded frequency and reach of CicLAvia—the nation’s largest open streets event—the city is putting the brakes on its car-centric roots

Be seduced by Santa Barbara

Jul 6th, 2013 | By

Experience the Allure of the American Riviera

Despite that Seattle drizzle…

Jul 6th, 2013 | By

Irene continues her journey and having left the San Juan islands, now reaches Seattle, famed for a film about being sleepless, rain and Pikes Place Market. And a certain coffee began here!

New in the Great Lakes

Jul 5th, 2013 | By

Summer 2013 is shaping up to be an exciting one for the Great Lakes region. From major anniversaries that will firmly put the region on the map, to some weird and wonderful attractions and exhibitions that will appeal to many an inner fandom. There really is something for everyone…

Happy fourth of July!

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

Happy fourth of July!

Shutting up the caverns

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

From early September then, if you haven’t visited Sequoia, you won’t have that opportunity. It might re-open in the future if the younger generation of the family decide but, too often, when something closes, that’s it.

San Juan islands – lush landscapes, lattes and a whole lot more

Jul 4th, 2013 | By

Irene explored the San Juan islands which are off the north west coast of the US recently. In this story she makes it plain she didn’t want to leave!

The city of Missions

Jun 15th, 2013 | By

San Antonio, in Texas, is dotted with missions having more of them than any other city in the United States. But seeing all of them has been made difficult by having no linking between them.
Now that has altered and a new river walk will connect every one of the missions.

Going rough in Big Bend

Jun 14th, 2013 | By

Readers will have heard of the Grand Canyon but Big Bend? This major nation park in Texas has a million acres of public land and is ideal for those who prefer a more active holiday. The area has a vast desert expanses, rocky canyons, craggy mountains forested with pine and oak juniper trees and, claims the local tourist board, has the bluest skies and crystal clear nights.

Creating a diving reef

Jun 3rd, 2013 | By

How long does it take to create a completely new tourism attraction? A couple of years? Five years? A decade? In Alabama in the US, They have achieved that in just under a year.

What’s hot: June 2013

Jun 2nd, 2013 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world right now

Into the Denali

May 24th, 2013 | By

Remember the weather yesterday? It’s going to be similar today. Cold. Which seems a very unfair way of introducing a destination that you only ever think of as cold – Alaska. Yet the US state has an appeal of its own that’s completely unlike any other part of the country.

Entering the USA

Apr 21st, 2013 | By

One of the consistent complaints about travelling to the US is the length of time it takes to get through immigration control once you land there. If you can pass through the controls in Dublin and Shannon, why not at UK airports?

Thinking of Boston

Apr 16th, 2013 | By

Condolences and prayers for Boston visitors and locals alike, from all at CD-Traveller

Southwest Florida: an ecological oasis

Mar 4th, 2013 | By

Irene Middleman Thomas discovers an unspoiled corner of Florida

America’s love affair with rail

Feb 22nd, 2013 | By

America’s love affair with the automobile is being replaced by rail writes CD-Traveller’s managing editor, Adrian Lawes

All aboard: age no obstacle to international travel

Feb 11th, 2013 | By

Domestic and international travel doesn’t stop because of age

Chicago’s windy winter

Feb 6th, 2013 | By

Adrian champions Chicago, America’s second city that’s the home of Barack Obama

Panama: a Latin American gem

Jan 5th, 2013 | By

Often overshadowed by its Central American neighbour, Costa Rica, Panama has plenty of beauty, culture, history, ecoadventures and romance of its own – without the tourist crowds. Irene Middleman Thomas shows us the way to go

Mayor Bloomberg announces New York City breaks tourism record again in 2012

Jan 2nd, 2013 | By

City’s Tourism Industry generated $55.3 Billion in economic impact and employed 356,000 New Yorkers in the City’s hospitality sector across all five boroughs

Quirky Washington

Dec 22nd, 2012 | By

The planet’s most powerful city is also one of the world’s quirkiest. Anna Maria Espsäter has the low-down

Maryland’s magical miracle on 34th Street

Dec 18th, 2012 | By

Every December thousands of visitors flock to 34th Street in Baltimore (Maryland) as it joyfully bursts to life with a Christmas light display extravagansa. Each of the houses in the block is decorated vibrantly representing the owner’s personality and style. There are no ‘Bah Humbug’ Scrooges on this street as every resident embraces the Christmas spirit to make their house stand out – think inflatable snow-globes, musical trains, dancing angels, lit reindeers and more. Now in its 62nd year, this unassuming neighbourhood, now known as ‘Christmas Street’, boasts one
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Roll up for the great winter sale

Dec 17th, 2012 | By

I am not talking about clothes, electronics goods or brand new notebooks and i-pads but destinations. We are used to sales on airlines and offers for 2-for-1 at restaurants but how often does a whole city have a sale?
New York does.

Welcome to Washington

Nov 29th, 2012 | By

In the wake of Barack Obama’s re-election, there’s only one place to be this winter: Washington DC. Anna Maria Espsäter shows us the way to go