Boston is one of the oldest cities in the US, yet thanks to its numerous colleges and universities (such as Harvard), the city exudes a youthful and relaxed atmosphere. The centre is a curious mix of heritage buildings, ‘60s style concrete blocks and modern glass skyscrapers.  Historic points of interest are marked along the pleasant […]

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You can sense it as soon as you arrive.  There’s something about Vancouver which gives an immediate impression of a city that is softer around the edges than many of those found in America.  Even places such as Seattle, which actively promote progressive policies on urban development, fail to match Vancouver’s greenery. In the US, […]

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San Francisco

As with Las Vegas, it is difficult to arrive in San Francisco without some preconceptions.  Certainly, the first impression of the city, when driving over Oakland Bay Bridge, is striking as your eye is drawn to the distinctive skyline of the financial district and, in particular, the Transamerica Pyramid. While the iconic Golden Gate Bridge […]

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Las Vegas

What is there left to say about Vegas?  The gambling mecca certainly earns its Sin City moniker thanks to its extravagant casinos and the seedy aspects of its nightlife. In spite of the opulent excess of this desert metropolis, the sense that Vegas lacks substance is unavoidable.  Although Vegas is considered a hedonist’s paradise, the […]

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