Patrick has a wealth of experience to draw from, including a year spent travelling across America from San Francisco to New York, exploring everything from iconic cities to lesser-known gems like Oregon's spectacular Crater Lake National Park. He's equally passionate about Canada's east coast, citing both Québec's charming old town and the village of Tadoussac - a base for hiking, kayaking and whale-watching at the mouth of the Saguenay Fjord - as two of his favourite haunts. In South America, Patrick has travelled to Ecuador, Peru, Chile and Bolivia. He is just as comfortable discussing his highlights of Latin America - such as island-hopping across Lake Titicaca and swimming with sea lions in Ecuador's Galapagos - as he is comparing Caribbean hotels, yet another subject in which he's well versed.
The Caribbean is a wonderfully mixed bag that offsets clichéd visions of seductive white sands and turquoise seas with dramatic, forested landscapes. Relax into the rhythm of the island life and explore the distinct history and cultures of this idyllic region.
A wealth of contrasts awaits the visitor to Central America, whether you want a satisfying package deal or are happier taking a few steps off the beaten path. Travel in Central America to explore the cultural icons at the heart of Mexico, or discover the wildlife, volcanoes, jungles, idyllic beache…
Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.
The diversity of destinations and experiences in South America is breathtaking; travel to South America to discover the distinct characteristics and attractions, from the Amazon rainforest to the soaring summits of the Andes, the empty spaces of the Atacama Desert and the pampas of Patagonia. Archa…
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Tucked away in America's northwest, Oregon has long been known for its pioneering charm and wild natural world. Discover just how this most lovable of states has given itself over to more genteel attractions, from wine tastings to farmers' market delights.
Wexas Canada specialist Patrick Griffin picks out seven of his favourite Canadian luxury lodges, including the best options for bear watching, exploring the coast, high design, food and drink, and taking in Canada's unique First Nations heritage.
Wexas USA specialist Patrick Griffin brings us off the beaten track of California to give his expert recommendations on the Golden State's wines and desert enclaves.
We've rounded up the best places for 2017 holidays, with insights from our expert team. Where will the new year take you?
Whether it’s a helicopter ride over a natural wonder or a stay in a converted lighthouse, we’ll guide you between Canada’s finest attractions.
The vision of 19th century artist, George Catlin, America’s National Parks Service has grown from humble beginnings, starting with just one park. The veritable grandfather of it all – Yellowstone – was once protected from poachers and misuse by the U.S. Army, a trend that continued to the second na…
With its rolling green hills set around glacial valleys and jewel-like lakes, this six-state huddle retains the rural charm that greeted pioneers some 400 years ago. Here, you’ll trace the footsteps through idyllic townships and picturesque fishing villages.
There are many reasons to visit the vast, wild expanse of the Yukon in the summer. One of the main attractions is that during the summer months, from May–August, the sun never sets, meaning wildflowers bloom, migratory birds gather, and wildlife flourishes.
Ontario is brimming with diverse experiences, offering vibrant cities and enchanting small towns. Be awed by the natural wonder of the Niagara Falls, savour local vintages and cuisine, and adventure in the province's pristine land of forests, lakes and rivers. What makes Ontario unique is the clos…