Claire Duncan's Profile
Claire Duncan is a Canadian-born host and writer for DiscoverAmerica.com, and a NYC-based actress, singer and voiceover artist. With a passion for adventure, she scours the country in search of unique experiences, authentic cuisine and breathtaking views.
Super Bowl 49 and a Sunny Arizona Vacation
This year’s Super Bowl took me to the beautiful state of Arizona, with its bright blue skies, warm weather and incredible desert landscapes. Playing host to the Big Game and its surrounding festivities were the cities of Phoenix, Scottsdale and Glendale, which welcomed visitors from all over the world looking to soak in some rays, enjoy good food and vibrant culture, and most of all, load up on football. A week of fun football-themed events and experiences to enjoy, plus all the offerings you would find on any Arizona vacation? This would be the trip of a lifetime.
The Berkshires: Vacation Destination for All Seasons
Abounding with shimmering lakes, lush woodlands and fresh mountain air, it’s no surprise that the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts attracts artists of all types looking for inspiration and rejuvenation. With over a hundred cultural attractions to enjoy, it’s the perfect escape, no matter what time of year.
Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Bismarck-Mandan
My arrival at the Bismarck airport is seamless, and once aboard the hotel shuttle, I find myself chatting with the friendly driver, who happily takes me on an impromptu tour. Windows down, the air is fresh, and the late-day sun shines brightly across fields of hay bales and quaint homes. Standing proudly in the distance is the North Dakota State Capitol, a 19-story tower, one of the tallest in the state. We arrive at our destination, the Radison Bismarck hotel, and after a quick check-in, I’m out the door on foot, excited to explore the city’s growing and energetic downtown.
Massachusetts: Exploring History and Culture on the Coast
Located on the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, with unrivaled outdoor adventure, unique culture, and gorgeous surroundings, the coast of Massachusetts offers visitors an ideal escape. With Cape Cod’s natural beauty, Plymouth’s rich history, and the unique island charm of Martha’s Vineyard and maritime heritage of Nantucket, there’s so much to see and do.
Naples: Finding Luxury on Florida’s Paradise Coast
If you’re looking for a holiday that includes sweeping white-sand beaches, shimmering Gulf of Mexico waters and breath-taking natural beauty – this paradise does exist and it’s actually known as Florida’s Paradise Coast. As I learned on my recent visit, there’s no question as to how it got its name. Consisting of Naples, Marco Island – which was voted TripAdvisor's No. 1 island in the U.S. for 2014 – and the Everglades, the Paradise Coast features world-class resorts and dining, exciting wildlife adventure and lush tropical beaches, as well as high-end amenities and first-class service – everything you need for the perfect Florida holiday.
Rhode Island’s Rich Culture and History
The beautiful state of Rhode Island is a nature lover’s dream, with its breathtaking natural wonders, scenic Atlantic Ocean beaches and infinite ways to enjoy them. Yet beyond the beach, a fascinating cultural and historic adventure awaits, filled with amazing architecture, one-of-a-kind events and a rich heritage that will astound you.