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Cowboys and culture in Texas

Ruth Brindle explores the best of both worlds during an action-packed road trip ON a tour taking in Fort Worth, the Wildcatter Ranch in Graham and Dallas, I explored the state’s rich history, tasted the cowboy lifestyle and discovered the best of what modern, sophisticated Texas has to offer. Here are 10 of the best bits of both worlds: For…

A grown-up way to enjoy Orlando

You might be surprised to know that over 40 per cent of the 50 million visitors a year to Orlando, Florida are adult couples travelling without children. Whether you could describe them all as big kids or not, is debatable, but it brings into focus that this central Florida tourism magnet is more than just a theme park capital. Indeed, when…

Points make prizes at these New York hotels

Ruth Brindle discovers a smart scheme to keep you travelling the world for less NEW York, New York so good they named it twice, as goes the song. And it truly is a fantastic, exciting and vibrant destination. But because there is just so much to do here plus a bewildering choice of accommodation across a very diverse set of…

Take time out on a Florida dude ranch

Ruth Brindle finds out that the Sunshine State has cowboys too OUR giant American steaks are sizzling on the barbecue beside our luxury cabin as a small herd of buffalo wander slowly by intent on their own dinner waiting across the fields. It could be a scene straight out of the wild west, but we weren’t in Arizona or Texas…

Monster fun at Universal Orlando

In the second of her reports from the theme park capital of the world, Ruth Brindle spends some action-packed time with Spiderman, Harry Potter and the Simpsons and previews a huge new attraction    BIG things are happening at Universal Orlando. A giant of a new ride is now open and ready to add to the already awesome thrills and…

Enjoy the retro charm of Florida’s Hollywood

  Take this boardwalk to seaside fun, says Ruth Brindle After a brief visit to Fort Lauderdale a few years ago I was determined to get back to one of its charming neighbourhoods – Hollywood, a laid-back east coast version of its west coast namesake. I made it this spring and was rewarded by a revamped and refreshed two-and-a-half-mile broadwalk…

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