Features - North America

Atlantic City

As a renowned summer playground, Atlantic City has always had appeal, but the city is developing new attractions and celebrity-helmed restaurants that are just as much of a draw as the beach.

Washington, DC: Georgetown to U Street

There’s so much more to the US capital than the famed monuments and museums of the National Mall. Washington, DC native and writer Vanessa H. Larson introduces us to some of the city’s most appealing neighbourhoods.

Articles - North America

weekend away - Philadelphia

One of the USA’s great cities, Philadelphia is rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence. At the same time it is undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation – with ambitious boutiques and star restaurants – with a palpable energy.

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24 Hours in Chicago

In 2015, all eyes are on the USA’s new ‘It’ city: Chicago. The ‘Second City’ (behind New York) has seen an influx of trendy restaurants, luxury shops, and swanky high-rise skyscrapers recently. But where Chicago shines is its down-to-earth, everyman sensibility mixed with its unabashed lifelong love for architecture, urban planning, and design. When winter whips in off icy Lake Michigan, tough Midwesterners just throw on an extra layer or head inside those beautiful buildings.

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Cirque-ified

The undisputed centre of the circus universe is Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil. Local writer Patricia Gajo traces the meteoric ascent of history’s most famous big top, from its first steps in small-town Quebec to world domination.

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Madison Avenue, New York

Suite 1521 founders Lizzie Tisch and Kim Kassel share what makes Madison Avenue from 70th to 79th Street on the Upper East Side special.

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24 Hours in Dallas and Fort Worth

One of the best times to visit Dallas-Fort Worth is September. The scorching summer heat is slowly subsiding and the legendary State Fair of Texas begins. Autumn means football in the Lone Star state, and the beloved Dallas Cowboys are back on the gridiron. Known jointly as the Metroplex, Dallas and Fort Worth have their own identities. The Big D has a diverse, international, and cosmopolitan vibe, while Cowtown offers a traditional Texas feel, mixed with a world-class cultural scene. By exploring both Dallas and Fort Worth, visitors experience the best of both worlds.

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weekend away - The Everglades

Theres more to the Everglades than gators and swamps – from stunning mangrove tunnels and hardwood hammocks to 10,000 islands and pristine beaches.

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USA - Dallas Fort Worth

Thirty minutes on the Tom Landry Freeway separates Dallas and Fort Worth, two cities steeped in Texas tradition. DFW rolls off the tongue as if it were one, but the two cities couldn’t be more different in terms of reputation.

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24 Hours in Philadelphia

Qatar Airways introduction of Philadelphia to its destination list on April 2 has opened up access to one of the United States great cities, rich in history as the centre of the US fight for independence while undergoing a seemingly perpetual modernisation through ambitious boutiques, top-class restaurants, and an energy buoyed by an influx of transplants priced out of nearby New York City and Washington DC.

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