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On 1st June 2015, Virgin Atlantic will launch direct flights to Detroit, the birthplace of Motown, Madonna and the motor car. Flying daily from London Heathrow, we will be the only British airline to fly direct into this fascinating city, and customers can also take advantage of Delta Air Lines’ services and connect onwards to other US cities including New Orleans, St Louis, Indianapolis, Salt Lake City and Nashville.


The best New York State B&Bs

by Giverny 2 weeks ago - last edited a week ago

The Best New York State B&BsFrom city-centre boutiques to chic rural getaways, our favourite New York State B&Bs are wonderfully varied. Whether you’re flying into Rochester, Buffalo, Syracuse or New York City, a relaxed all-American bolthole is well within reach. Take a look at our top bed and breakfasts in New York State for everything from urban estates to wild Finger Lakes retreats and active trips in the Catskills and Hudson Valley.


10 exclusive Washington DC stores

by Nina 2 weeks ago - last edited a week ago

Top 10 Exclusive DC StoresThe District is an ideal destination for the discerning shopper with plenty of cash to burn. From the upscale neighbourhood of Georgetown to the shopping hub Friendship Heights, there’s plenty of opportunity for retail therapy in the nation’s capital. Shopping malls aside, there are a handful of boutiques catering to the needs of the Washington DC elite. When senators and socialites need to look their best, they often enlist the help of the exclusive DC stores below.


Wreck diving in Lake Michigan

by ClaireBullen 2 weeks ago - last edited a week ago

Wreck Diving in Lake MichiganShipwrecks are more than just the province of the Caribbean (and not all of them involve pirates). Chicago may not seem like a must-visit for scuba divers, but you don’t need coral and tropical fish for an impressive underwater foray. In fact, it’s an open secret in the diving world that the Great Lakes are prime turf surf for underwater adventures. Here are some of the best places to try wreck diving in Lake Michigan.


Blues and Bluegrass in North Carolina

by JFrye 3 weeks ago - last edited 3 weeks ago

Blues and Bluegrass in North CarolinaSomewhere in the mountains along the border between North Carolina and Virginia, bluegrass – that American musical genre personified by banjo, mandolin and fiddle – was born. In Raleigh, Durham and surrounding cities, you’ll find plenty of places to get an earful of some mighty fine bluegrass and blues.


Bay Area Beauty: San Francisco’s Best Natural Products

by ChristineC 3 weeks ago - last edited 2 weeks ago

Bay Area BeautyIf Willy Wonka had gone into cosmetics instead of chocolate, he might have imagined a company much like 100% Pure. Lychee, cherry, and raspberry lip glosses. Peppermint deodorants, pink-grapefruit body scrubs, and mushroom eye creams. Only in the Bay Area beauty scene could a fruit- and vegetable-dyed makeup be invented. Instead of “eating your vegetables,” you might find yourself wearing them instead. Or eating your skincare regimen.