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Aspen


Thursday, September 1, 2016

When a friend started working in Aspen many moons ago, I begged my Getaway boss to film a story there and I officially fell in love... The vastness of the slopes, the celeb spotting, the apres ski life, what's not to love?! I think sharing it with a local has helped me see another side too. ...

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Louisiana and Mississippi


Thursday, July 7, 2016

There’s something mysterious and romantic about America’s South. My Scenic Tours journey around the eastern side of the country took me and my fellow travellers to the extremes of New York, Pennsylvania, Washington DC, on to Tennessee and now into Mississippi and Louisiana. Natchez, on the banks of the Mississippi River, was established by French colonists in ...

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Gettysburg and Washington DC

Gettysburg and Washington DC


Thursday, June 23, 2016

My latest Scenic Tours adventure began in New York City and ventured to Lancaster, Pennsylvania where there was a special visit with Amish communities. Still in Pennsylvania, Gettysburg, the next stop was in great contrast... The Battle of Gettysburg is the most well-known battle in American history and formed the United States as we know it today. It's only ...

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CATRIONA USA

NYC & Pennsylvania with Scenic Tours


Monday, June 20, 2016

I joined a Scenic Tours ‘Historic Trails & Southern Belles’ journey to parts of the eastern and southern states of America. As with all Scenic tours, it offered diversity - we found ourselves venturing into places off the usual tourist track and meeting interesting locals, all in luxury and comfort. It began smack dab in the middle of ...

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Travel Boston

Boston, USA


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Founded in 1630 by English settlers, Boston is one of America's most historic cities. It's the capital city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and New England’s largest city. During the late 1700s, Boston was the site of several major events during the American Revolution: The Boston Massacre, Boston Tea Party, Battle of Bunker Hill and the Siege of Boston are all crucial events in ...

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San Francisco, USA


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

With its steep rolling hills, beautiful bays and gorgeous architecture, 'San Fran' would have to be America's most beautiful city. It's home to the famous Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island and Transamerica Pyramid, plus the world's only remaining manually operated cable car system - this city is a beautiful fusion of mod-con and traditional. The area was discovered in 1769 by Spanish ...

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