Boston is positively steeped in history. Founded in 1630 by English Puritans fleeing religious persecution, it went on to be the setting of the American Revolution and the infamous Boston Tea Party. Unlike any other city in America, Boston's narrow streets and brick buildings give it an almost European flavour. It's affectionately known as 'America's greatest walking city', with most of its places of interest within easy walking distance of each other.
The city's food and drink scene is the envy of America, with some of the freshest seafood and perfectly-brewed local beer. So whether you're a history buff, a foodie or just enjoy long walks with beautiful cityscapes, there's something for everyone here in Boston.
Raise a glass! Friday 3rd August is International Beer Day, and who are we to argue with such an important event?
Ah, Alaska. It’s one of the most photogenic places in all of the USA, and that’s a high bar to start from. Any excuse to drool over these landscapes is enough for us, but this month we had the perfect reason: our graphic designer Aneesa Dalwai is just back from her Alaskan adventure, with hundreds of stunning images in tow. We asked her to narrow it down to just ten...
Well, you can’t say Alaskans lack humour. Driving up to the information office at Denali National Park, I could see a welcome sign that showed a cartoon of a large mosquito carrying off a human being. You think they’re joking? Just put “Denali” and “mosquito” into YouTube and you’ll be scurrying off to your nearest camping shop for a hat with netting quicker than you can say “isn’t Mother Nature wonderful?”
But please don’t let the 35 species of the little blighters – who are at their buzziest mid-June to the end of July – put you off, though. Alaska is totally amazing, and after all, wildlife, from the tiniest insects to the most massive bears and whales, wolves and eagles, is the reason most people come to “The Last Frontier”. But not the only one.
Have you ever watched those clips on YouTube about flying in the 1950s and 60s? The ones where ladies in big hats are served lobster at 35,000ft and the chap sitting next to her lights his Marlboro cigarette while charmingly blowing smoke across the aisle? Well, times have changed, but if you thought those were the glory days of travel, think again.
The term 'iconic' is often used with abandon to describe national landmarks; frequently, it does not quite fit with the reality. When it comes to Route 66, however, there are few other words that do it justice.
Unforgettable, authentic experiences are the main goal of any trip to the USA. And taking beautiful pictures to remember these experiences by comes a close second! Whether you are a keen amateur photographer or simply want to cement your holiday in memory with a few simple snaps, a camera well-suited to travel is a must.
When you think of family travel, it's probably quite specific - parents and their young children on a youngster-friendly trip. But how about family travel once those children have grown up and flown the nest?
'Grown up' kids travelling with a parent is becoming more and more common - and there are definitely some wonderful experiences to be had when travelling together. We spoke with Hayley, who's in her early 30s, about her recent Best of the West tour with her mum, Hilary.
When you're in a long-term relationship, the day-to-day can become repetitive and other commitments begin to get in the way of spending quality time as a couple. Which is why taking time out together is important. And discovering new sights as a couple is the perfect way to make amazing shared memories, strengthening your bond even further.
Topics: USA Southwest