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John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

“It was a voyage of discovery, a quest for excellence that inspired universal trust and faith. In that brief unfinished journey, he made us believe once more in the great historic purpose of this land. He filled America with pride and made the nation young again.” – Edward M Kennedy. […]

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A Tour of the White House – Washington DC

A Tour of the White House – Washington DC

Every U.S. President, except George Washington, has lived and worked at the White House since John Adams in 1800. The residence was designed by Irish-born architect James Hoban in the Neoclassical style. Construction took place between 1792 and 1800 using Aquia Creek sandstone painted white. When Thomas Jefferson moved into the […]

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A Visit to The U.S. Capitol, Washington

A Visit to The U.S. Capitol, Washington

The United States Capital is the most widely recognised symbol of democratic government in the world. It has housed congress since 1800. The Capital is where Congress meets to write the laws of the nation, and where presidents are inaugurated and deliver their State of the Union messages. The original […]

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White Fences Inn, The Hamptons

White Fences Inn, The Hamptons

Situated between Bridgehampton and Southampton, the peaceful hamlet of Water Mill is home to the beautiful White Fences Inn, built in 1740. Eric and Liz Brodar used to own an award-winning Inn in the Kennebunks, Maine, but having once owned a home in East Hampton, they know the area well, […]

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Fleur de Lys – Arc 1950, France

Fleur de Lys – Arc 1950, France

We were delighted to arrive at our cosy log cabin; stepping over our slate and stone threshold in to the living room where red lamp shades hung over the dining table, and wrought iron table lamps sat on hand carved stands. We quickly got the log fire burning and settled […]

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The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel – Boston

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel – Boston

Our arrival at the beautiful Fairmont Copley Plaza was enthusiastically greeted by Carly, the attractive raven-haired hotel ambassador. Sadly she soon got bored with our company, and returned to her basket in the corner of the lobby. For this was an ambassador of the black labrador variety who can be booked […]

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The Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Cape Cod

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel – Cape Cod

The Sea Crest Beach Hotel at first sight is a somewhat conventional resort hotel, so it is rather a surprise to discover that its origins lay not in tourism but in the theatre. The property’s hidden history begins back in 1927 when the University Players Guild, a student group that included […]

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The Griswold Inn – Essex, Connecticut

The Griswold Inn – Essex, Connecticut

“The Griswold Inn, sometimes known as the ‘Gris’, is an inn with the most extraordinary atmosphere in the nation.  Indeed it is doubtful if another inn can go so far back in the country’s history. There is no other place to compare in atmosphere, in hospitality, in the excellence of its […]

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The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

The Hotel Dylan – Woodstock NY

Woodstock is of course most famous as the location of the iconic Music festival back in 1969. Except it never actually hosted it at all – the event was planned for there but eventually took place some 60 miles away at Yasgur’s Farm, near Bethel. What Woodstock has hosted, and […]

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Bridgehampton Inn, The Hamptons

Bridgehampton Inn, The Hamptons

Bridgehampton hamlet is situated in the town of Southampton, on Long Island. Shortly after the founding of Southampton in 1640, settlers began to move east to the area known by the Shinnecock Indians as Sagaponack and Mecox. At the head of Sagg Pond the hardy settlers established a community called […]

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The Hotel Giraffe – New York City

The Hotel Giraffe – New York City

So often top hotels do not fulfill their potential. A fabulous property in a perfect location is not necessarily a good hotel. Poor service obviously can spoil any stay but so can something like excessive extra charges – these extras can span anything from morning papers to wifi (surely the […]

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The Library Hotel – New York City

The Library Hotel – New York City

Arriving at our room at the Library Hotel we found a book entitled Karma on the bedside table, another about the Dalai Lama on the desk and a shelf of books featuring the likes of Buddhism, Taoism  and Meditation. This was not however a specific hint from the hotel that […]

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