Great Seattle Day Trips.
To the north of Seattle lies Everett, synonymous with Boeing’s monumental factory – a plane-spotter’s dream. Before di..
Prime pursuits in Basel. Perched at the point on the Rhine River where Switzerland, Germany and France touch noses, bright and buzzy Basel is an under-rated destinat..
Fresh cultural scoops in LA.
Los Angeles is fast emerging a global epicentre of culture, known for its world-class galleries and museums, iconic street art and d..
Enraptured by Hallstatt.
It’s a destination that magnetises travellers through the power of one photo, from one particular angle, writes Mike Yardley.
Skyline delights of Seattle.
Architecture is frozen music. So said that great German writer, Goethe. His words came to mind as I sized up the eclectic and evolvi..
Canada's Cracking Capital.
It’s party time in Canada as the nation’s year-long birthday bash rolls on. The French may have rocked into town nearly fi..
Illuminated by Lyon. Lustrous Lyon is a majestic home port if you’re planning a cruise on the Rhone. That’s what had spirited me to France’s secon..
Counting the Beat in Geneva.
Time doesn’t miss a beat on Rue du Rhone, writes Mike Yardley.
There I was, window-shopping on this celebrated, centuries..
Strasbourg's Insanely Good Looks. Don’t let the fact that it’s home to the European Parliament put you off, the capital of Alsace exudes the perfect mix ..
Neighbourhoods of Portland.
Those gaudy pink boxes were being eagerly carried around the streets of Old Town Chinatown. Injecting a frisson of shocking colour in..
California's Redwoods Empire.
Road-tripping Highway 101 between San Francisco and Seattle serves up a kaleidoscope of diverse vistas and indelible experiences. B..
Splendours of San Francisco.
Amid San Francisco’s tantalising parade of temptations, the Ferry Building always manages to hook me in, as a flavourful launc..