North America and the Great National Parks

We love the bustling metropolises of North America, where from New York to Los Angeles you’re treated with fabulous art and culture, superb shopping, luxurious hotels and fine dining.

However, a trip to North America wouldn’t be complete without discovering its most beautiful and breathtaking assets, the great national parks. Astounding scenery comes in the form of vast canyons, towering waterfalls, colourful cliffs and bubbling geysers - photographers will delight. Yosemite has some of the most amazing hiking in the world and you can spot wildlife such as elk and bison, rare birdlife and beautiful flora – we couldn’t recommend it more highly for an outdoors adventure and a real sense of perspective. 

A visit to Yellowstone National Park and Skiing in Jackson, Wyoming

13 March 2016
A visit to Yellowstone National Park and Skiing in Jackson, Wyoming

It was something I have longed to do for a while, to see Yellowstone National Park. We had come across a good documentary last year, made by the BBC (currently available on Netflix, called Yellowstone: Battle for Life) and were fascinated by the geography, geology, flora and animals which live in the park.

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Baccarat Hotel, NY

3 June 2015
Baccarat Hotel, NY

New York is full of some great hotels from The Carlyle, The Four Seasons, The Mark to the more boutique properties like The Crosbie Street Hotel downtown.

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Not So Sleepless In Seattle, Pan Pacific Hotel

18 September 2014
Not So Sleepless In Seattle, Pan Pacific Hotel

It is a long old haul from the UK and a big time difference of 8 hours, but it is worth it. Seattle is the gateway to the magnificent areas of British Colombia and Oregon which are fantastic places to visit (see our next newsletter, to subscribe email info@masonroseprivate.com). Sadly I only had a couple of days to scratch the surface of this vibrant city, home to the Seattle Seahawks and the Space Needle.

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Sarah Mason

Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.

Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...