North America

Chicago’s iconic buildings

Chicago is to architecture what Venice is to canals. The now demolished Home Insurance Building, designed in 1884 and opened a year later, is often billed as the world’s first skyscraper. It stood ten storeys tall and used structural steel in its metal frame to help carry the weight of its walls. Since then, a

Need to go, need to know: Big Island, Hawaii

The Hawaii archipelago of 137 islands – eight inhabited permanently – spreads out in the Pacific Ocean across 1,500 miles. It formed during a period of intense volcanic activity. New islands continue to form as the tectonic plate beneath the Pacific very slowly moves northwest. The newest one, Hawaii, is nicknamed Big Island to differentiate

Essential Seattle experiences for your bucket list

The city that brought us Microsoft, Starbucks and Amazon has far more to its appeal than the big corporations that help it thrive. If you’re keen to add this Washington State gem to your travels for 2020, here are some essential Seattle experiences for your bucket list. Take a ride up the Space Needle This

Essential Las Vegas Experiences

The bright lights of the Las Vegas strip attract over 40 million visitors each year. A recent survey found that the city was the destination most US travellers have at the top of their wish list. So what is it about this glittering corner of the state of Nevada that exerts such a pull? Find

The best states for shopping in the US

A good number of tourists to the USA make a beeline for its malls, outlet shopping and sophisticated boutiques. But though you’ll find some stores nationwide, there are some states which offer a little more to the committed shopper. Here are Mundana’s choices for the best states for shopping in the US. New York The

Six ideas for your New York bucket list

Statue of Liberty's crown

Few places on the planet make such an impression as the city of New York. It may not be the capital of the USA but it’s easy to see why some dub it the capital of the world. But where to start? Here’s a few ideas for your New York bucket list. Peer out from

Five reasons to visit New Orleans

The city the Americans calls the Big Easy is a perfect fit for a vacation. This Louisiana gem is as laid back as its name suggests. Whether you’re planning a Deep South road trip or a city break that’s a little different from most other North American cities, NOLA should be on your wish list.

Chase the Northern Lights with Mundana this winter

Witnessing the Aurora Borealis is top of many a bucket list. The sight of those often elusive green curtains shimmying across a dark sky is an enchanting one. If you are keen to see them for yourself, here’s where to see the Northern Lights this winter. Norway The northerly town of Tromsø makes a convenient

The Best Luxury Dude Ranch Experiences

When you envisage the Wild West, what image comes to mind? Most commonly it is a picture of cowboys crowded around a campfire, sharing stories and home cooked food while their horses graze in the near distance. But not everyone is cut out to ride wilderness trails on horseback for days at a time, with