It’s perfect for lunch, dinner – and a Tea Party! How to spend 48 hours in Boston

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 6th January 2019

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New York may be the obvious destination for a US city break, but if you’re after somewhere a little different, but still offering bags of history and plenty of culture (and sport), check out Boston.

The Massachusetts capital is home to some of the oldest institutions in the US and, thanks to its reputation as America’s walking city, most historical sites are easy to see on foot. Spring and autumn are good times to visit, as summer gets busy. 

Boston winters are hard, but if you like a snowy Christmas, the city is perfect.

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The city break… Quebec: From vibrant history to a breathtaking waterfall, see it all in 48 hours

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 16th September 2018

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Quebec City has a unique place in Canadian history, having been the capital under both French and British rule. 

You may be surprised by how distinctively French the architecture and the food remains today, but language won’t be a barrier as most people speak excellent English. 

If you want to enjoy a slice of its culture, start your journey here…

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The city break… Toronto: From Canada’s tallest skyscraper to unmissable eateries, see it all in 48 hours

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 29th July 2018

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Qin Xie Toronto Mail on Sunday

Suits may have waved goodbye to its stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, but the number of visitors to Toronto, where the TV drama series is filmed, has never been higher.

It’s not hard to see why; the city is home to Canada’s tallest skyscraper and biggest museum. And long before Suits, it was the backdrop to countless blockbusters.

But if you just have 48 hours, here are the essential things to see…

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The city break… Chicago: Breeze through America’s wonderful Windy City in just 48 hours

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 22nd April 2018

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Qin Xie Chicago Mail on Sunday

Chicago is quite the destination for gourmet travellers, and we’re not just talking about deep-dish pizza.

And for those with an interest in architecture, the city on Lake Michigan is a goldmine of innovative design and spectacular skyscrapers.

The Windy City nickname is said come from the hot air bellowed by its boastful politicians in the late 1800s – well, Chicago has a lot to brag about now…

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From cruising along Route 66 to pootling through New England, the ten best U.S. road trips revealed

Published in The Mail on Sunday on 18th March 2018

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Qin Xie Mail on Sunday Road Trips

For millions it is the ultimate bucket-list trip – who doesn’t dream of getting behind the wheel of a Mustang to explore the wide-open roads of the United States?

So whether you want to get your kicks on Route 66 or visit the quaint coastal towns of New England, buckle up and enjoy the ride…

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