COMBINE two U.S. destinations in a single holiday
to enjoy the best of both worlds. Mix a summer or autumn shopping trip with a relaxing beach sojourn or fall foliage experience, or twin a winter city break with skiing powder snow.
Or how about blending pizazz and casinos in the desert with a tropical resort on the Pacific? A change is as
good as a rest, so the saying goes.
Soak up New York City’s sights, cultural attractions, restaurants, shops and nightlife, then hop on the train for a stress-free fiveand-a-half-hour journey aboard Amtrak’s Ethan Allen Express direct to Rutland, in Vermont’s Green Mountains. The train arrives downtown so there’s no need for a transfer, or it’s just 15 miles by road to year-round mountain resort Killington.
New London to Portland flights introduced in 2017 make it easier for visitors to pair an exploration of Oregon’s Willamette Valley wine region – home to more than 500 wineries and lauded for its world-class pinot noir – with a taste of the vibrant gateway known as the City of Roses.
GLITZ AND COCONUTS
For a complete contrast, link glitzy Las Vegas with the palmfringed beaches of Hawai‘i’s Oahu island. This combination means you can live the high life at a casino resort on Sin City’s Strip then chill out by the Pacific at Honolulu’s famous Waikiki Beach neighbourhood.
BEIGNETS AND BAYOUS
New Orleans is easier than ever to reach from the UK following the introduction of direct flights from the UK. Spend a few days catching the vibes of New Orleans and its effervescent French Quarter before detoxing in the natural serenity of mossdraped cypress trees, swamps and bayous in southern Louisiana’s Cajun Country.
Fancy a Rocky Mountains city break and ski combination? No problem: non-stop flights to Denver from London coupled with a new Amtrak Winter Express train from the Mile High City direct to the slopes of Rocky Mountains ski resort Winter Park makes it an easy transition from city streets to the piste.
PICTURED Main image: the bright lights of New York City; Above: carving up fresh powder; Right: the 'fall' foliage of Vermont; Opposite page: New Orleans' southern charm
– home to the must-see Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum – is often paired with Cape Cod, but consider heading north to New Hampshire's
scenic WHITE MOUNTAINS. The
area is home to Mount Washington, the highest peak in the north east of the country, and spectacular autumn foliage.
Southern belle RICHMOND oozes charm and history.
The Virginia capital was also the Confederate capital and its stately Civil Warera buildings are a big lure. VIRGINIA BEACH is an easy two-hour drive away, making a combination of cultural landmarks, family-friendly attractions and beaches a reality.