I was kindly invited to the eShores USA travel event in Leeds, to learn more about their multi centre holiday experiences and to sample some American-themed delights.


Starting with swish, San Francisco inspired cocktails courtesy of Mix & Twist, I had my fill of the Californian Ginjito and got to mingle with some lovely local bloggers.

We headed downstairs to sample the fantastic menu, including Hawaiian Tuna Poke for starters, followed by the Abigaile Fried Chicken Sandwich (and the addition of maple syrup sage biscuits) and finally, a Vegas Greek Yoghurt Martini. Each course of the meal - all based around Los Angeles restaurants and made by Bears Pantry - was paired with a yummy, complementary wine.

My family are about to start planning a big Las Vegas trip for my dad's 60th birthday next year, so this couldn't have come at a more perfect time. Having now found out more about the eShores multi-centre travel packages, we're looking to turn the visit into a longer experience. Their itinerary features 4 nights in Las Vegas, 3 nights in San Francisco and 3 nights in Los Angeles - including all flights and accommodation!

Having the opportunity to experience the delights of San Fran and LA - after the big city lights of Vegas - would make the holiday even more spectacular.

We'd love to visit the Grand Canyon, Venice Beach and see a Vegas show on this trip... Celine Dion at Caesar's Palace, anyone? I also think my dad would be fascinated to visit Alcatraz whilst in San Francisco. Of course no matter where we visit, we'll have to experience plenty of tasty American food on the way.

A lot of other companies may offer an American tour, however I've found that few of them include flights from the UK, as the eShores trips do. They also ensure you get a dedicated travel agent who you can chat to directly, meaning they are able to tailor a perfect trip for you and your family.

The personal touch is so important for me when it comes to spending money on a big holiday, so I definitely feel more comfortable knowing an eShores rep will understand my requirements and help in any way they can. This might mean including some time for driving between locations and experiencing Highway One, or even adding a flying visit to Yosemite National Park or Death Valley.  As much as I love to plan a shorter getaway for myself, it makes life so much easier when eShores can plan a fun fortnight in America for everyone.

Lastly, at the Leeds event we were treated to a show by Sebastian Walton and I'm an absolute sucker for a magician. It definitely left me in awe, and inspired to add 'see a magic act in Vegas' to my personal itinerary!

I've perused a lot of the eShores website now (including some Australia 2020 inspiration...) and if you're looking to book a multi-centre holiday, in any location, it's worth taking a look at the itineraries that eShores can offer.

Where's next on your bucket list?



- All photos kindly provided by Elouisa. -