By Scott Anderson on Aug 11, 2019 in Canada, Connecticut, Cruises & Boat Travel, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, North America, Regions, Rhode Island, Speciality Travel, USA, Vermont New England – that six-state huddle in America’s northeastern corner – retains all of the rural charm that first greeted the pioneers some 400 years ago. Dense forests carpet reaching peaks and ring shimmering lakes – scenery that’s particularly pretty in autumn’s bright reds and deep browns. It’s a region that wears its rich history with pride, complete with charming colonial towns, crucial American Revolution sites and grand mansions that remember the advent of the Industrial Revolution. It all makes for perfect cruises, with over 5,000 miles of coastline host to everything from white-sand beaches to lighthouse-dotted fishing villages. It’s not just for show either; New England is famous the world over for its fresher-than-fresh seafood. Expect … [Read more...] about 6 of the best in New England
There is nothing more intoxicating than watching your favourite singer perform at a summer music festival. Even in a crowd of 200,000 people, it feels as though they’re singing just for you. But Miley Cyrus isn’t my favourite singer. She’s probably not even in my top 10. At least, she wasn’t before I saw her on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. But that’s the wonderful thing about festivals: sometimes, it’s the acts you’re most “meh” about that end up blowing you away. And as she sang a special dub reggae version of Malibu – “But here I am/ Next to you/ The sky’s more blue” – so it came to pass. The perfect confluence of good company, idyllic weather and low-strength lager (only one pint, I promise) led me to believe that Miley was the new Messiah. Which is why, in tribute to the 26-year-old pansexual vegan (“I’m in a hetero relationship, but I still am very sexually … [Read more...] about How to pack for a Miley Cyrus-inspired trip to Malibu
There can be few more beautiful and tranquil places in America than the Catskills. The mystery is, why do so few people seem to visit there? Not that I was complaining. Turning off the freeway from New York and heading into the mountains, I had the road almost to myself. I was on my way to Woodstock, by a circuitous route it’s true, getting myself “back to the garden”, as the Joni Mitchell song of that name had it – the “garden” in this case being a rugged wilderness of forest-cloaked hills and winding country roads, eventually leading me to the hamlet of Livingston Manor. Beaverkill Valley Inn is a handsome colonial-style clapboard building, with lawns down to a river. (It’s nothing to do with... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Woodstock at 50: what has become of the famed festival region?
A striking new modern hotel, combining contemporary design with original Art Deco design, has opened its doors in the South Florida hotspot of Miami Beach. Lennox Hotel Miami Beach is a bold luxury boutique property offering stylish accommodation and an authentic Miami experience. The hotel located on Miami’s iconic Collins Avenue offers 119 contemporary guestrooms, 13 of these complemented by a balcony offering sweeping views of the buzzing streets of Miami Beach. At the centre of the property’s four interconnected buildings, a Mediterranean-style courtyard features a 12ft swimming pool and poolside bar offering al fresco dining and serving innovative cocktails. Located in what was once the Peter Miller Hotel, the property is a protected building in the heart of the area’s Historic District. Lennox Hotels purchased the building for $14.7 million in 2010 and has invested more than $100 million on an extensive transformation of the … [Read more...] about New To Miami
When staying in Orlando, you often think of Disney and Universal Studios and their theme parks. Sure, my holiday was to Florida was to involve a lot of this but I also wanted to take the opportunity to discover a bit more to the area, and particularly of the nature that can be found here. We were staying just outside Orlando in the town of Kissimmee and my hope was to travel to the Everglades to embark on an airboat ride to explore some of the area’s wetlands. After looking up just how long this trip would take me to travel down near to Miami and being in the USA for just a week, I settled on booking a day trip from Orlando that would encompass an airboat ride a bit closer to home as well as a trip to the Kennedy Space Center. It was an early start as the bus picked us and some other weary-looking travellers up from Kissimmee and subsequently some of the resort hotels around Orlando and we journeyed around two hours eastwards towards our first stop of the day, Twister … [Read more...] about Orlando: An Airboat Safari And The Kennedy Space Centre