Mount Vernon – Washington

I finalised my visit into America now and will be staying in Mount Vernon which is about 1.15 hours from Surrey in British Columbia. I know that the border crossing could hours to my trip. I am going to cross over the Peace Arch at Blaine for 3 nights next month. I chose this area because it in between Seattle and Vancouver. I want some … Continue reading Mount Vernon – Washington

Online Travel Agencies (OTA) – Trying to take commission for additional resort fees

I wrote a little while ago about hidden charges at hotels Click Here to read – Hotels and Hidden Extras I subscribe to different travel blogs and sure enough there are other travellers also having doubts about these hidden charges being managed by massive search engines and what they are actually offering the travelling public. Reportedly Booking.com want to earn commission from these ‘resort fees’. They … Continue reading Online Travel Agencies (OTA) – Trying to take commission for additional resort fees

South Dakota – Open letter from Sir Richard Branson

As a Virgin First Mate I found this in my work ‘inbox’ which amused me. Virgin Voyages launch in April 2020 on a rotation of 4 or 5 night voyages from Miami. The Scarlet Lady hasn’t been launched yet but the voyages are open for sale. Virgin are reinventing the cruise experience and no children are allowed. Apparently there will be a resident Tattoo Artist … Continue reading South Dakota – Open letter from Sir Richard Branson

Mount Washington Cog Railway Celebrates 150 Years

I received an email the other day congratulating Mount Washington’s 150th anniversary in time for the new summer season. Some of you will have already read about my visit in 2018 (if not ..click here) New England 26 May – Mount Washington On a clear day apparently you can see the Atlantic Ocean from the summit. At 6288 feet it is the highest peak in the … Continue reading Mount Washington Cog Railway Celebrates 150 Years