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. 

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New Opening: The ila Spa at Lotte New York Palace

11 February 2020
New Opening: The ila Spa at Lotte New York Palace

An exciting partnership has been announced between luxury spa brand, ila, and Lotte New York Palace, a luxury hotel in Midtown, New York. Due to open in Spring 2020, the spa will be spread across an entire floor of the hotel, occupying a vast space of 7,000 sqft, and will be ila’s first branded spa to open in the United States.

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Snowpine Lodge, Alta, Utah

7 February 2020
Snowpine Lodge, Alta, Utah

Snowpine Lodge is a lovely new hotel, with simple and stylish décor, and comfortable mountain-facing bedrooms and suites.

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The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah, USA

16 January 2020
The Lodge at Blue Sky, Utah, USA

I have just stayed at a brand new luxury lodge, The Lodge at Blue Sky, on a private 3,500 acre estate in the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah. Unspoilt natural beauty is the great draw of this vast estate, which during the winter is completely snow-covered and beautifully pristine. It’s a true paradise for skiing and outdoor adventures, just 20 minutes from Park City Mountain Resort. I highly recommend this for an exclusive alpine escape.

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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...