Guide to Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Cleveland, Ohio

Less than 50 years ago Cuyahoga Valley National Park was a sprawling community of farms and small-scale factories in the Cuyahoga Valley. Thanks to its natural beauty, intriguing fauna and flora and amazing story of habitat renewal, it was...

Exploring Austria’s Wine Routes

“Imagine the harmony of an orchestra, with no single instrument heard above another, this is what we aim for with our Weiner Gemischter Satz wine,” states Fritz Wieninger from his winery, in the sleepy outskirts of the...

24 hours in Langkawi island, Malaysia

Langkawi, the largest island on Malaysia‘s west coast, is part of an archipelago of ninety-nine islands. Long the destination for the well-heeled, this lush island offers turquoise waters that lap onto long stretches of beaches and against vast...

Greater Fort Lauderdale (Broward County): a travel destination in itself

With around 50 cruise ships sailing in and out of Port Everglades every year, Florida’s Fort Lauderdale has a reputation as the place to go to pick up a Caribbean cruise. But is there...

Hotel Review: Aloft at the David Whitney Building, Detroit, USA

The lobby area has a huge dollop of wow factor with spectacularly high four-storey gold leafed atrium and clock all topped glass window roof. There’s lots of empty space around clutches of black cushioned seating and amid...

Luxembourg : what is there to see and do

You might have to scratch your head to think of something that Luxembourg is famous for. The Grand Duchy is the least populated of all the countries in the EU, and unless you’re a banker or a lawyer,...

Chicago at Christmas – what is there to see and do

Chicago Skydeck I’m in my own personal snow globe. I’m 1,353ft up at Skydeck, atop Willis Tower, what for a quarter of a century was the world’s tallest building. I’m also 4ft out from the...

Avoid the crowds at the Antelope Canyon in Arizona and visit Secret Canyon and...

The Navajo Sandstone curved like flowing water. The narrow passage snaked like a meandering stream while above me the blue sky peeked through the narrow opening at the top of the canyon walls. The patterns and texture...

What to see in Hiroshima and the Setouchi Region, Japan

The only place in Japan’s Setouchi region that will be familiar to most is Hiroshima, the city destroyed by the first atomic bomb in WW2. It’s a destination in its own right but makes a great...

Another Bilbao! by Carlos Brillembourg

The proposed construction of a new branch of the Guggenheim Museum on the East River forces us to examine the architecture of Frank Gehry under a new light. Looking at the project, the first question concerns the...