USA & Canada

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National treasure: why Yellowstone National Park is North America’s greatest

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A place where time stands still and nature reigns supreme, Yellowstone National Park is a national treasure, an icon and the first of its kind. Spanning over 2.2 million acres in the heart of the…

Orange tinted grassland frames a large blue lake with mountains in the background and white clouds in the sky.

Go where the grass is greener: a guide to Ireland’s most spectacular natural sights

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A land of unparalleled natural beauty, Ireland has to be seen to be believed. From rugged coastlines to rolling green hills, mystical forests to serene lakes, this island nation is home to a treasure trove…

Mother Nature’s medicine: the healing power of Canada’s great outdoors

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When it comes to the Great Outdoors, the outdoors don’t get much greater, wilder, or more inspiring than in Canada. Here, as well as fresh air, clear skies and landscapes that act as a soothing…

These spring festivals have uniquely fascinating histories

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As winter bids adieu and nature awakens, communities around the globe celebrate with zestful spring festivals. Some observe religion, others preserve ancient traditions, and some are just a joyful time of year for a grand…

Falling for fall: why October is the best time to visit East Coast USA

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With forests of burnished gold, crimson and caramel, bucolic country settings and local harvest festivals, October is truly the best time to visit the East Coast of the USA. Bringing an autumnal charm to a…

Mount Rushmore: An American icon with a complex legacy

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Mount Rushmore, with its majestic carvings of four iconic American presidents, stands as a testament to the nation’s history and ideals. However, behind its grandeur lies a complex and contentious history. We spoke with Travel…

A mother’s gift of a life of adventure, by Travel Director Sabrina

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With Mother’s Day approaching, we went in search of a real life Insight story to mark the occasion. In Travel Director Sabrina’s re-telling of her upbringing, as the daughter of a jet-setting, Hollywood-linked mother, we…

A very musical life: in conversation with Johannes Von Trapp

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The Trapp family and their remarkable story, portrayed in The Sound of Music, has captured the hearts of millions. We sat down with Johannes, the youngest of the Von Trapp children, for a rare glimpse…

Why the east coast of Canada and the USA are at their best in September

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As the long, hot days of summer slowly fade into the crisp and refreshing days of fall, the east coast of Canada and the USA truly comes alive. September marks the beginning of this magical…