Coronavirus – Broadway Remains in the Dark

Just announced and really bad news for the 97 thousand workers on New York’s Broadway is that the lights will not be going on until at least 30 May 2021.  The announcement has been made by the Broadway League that represents 41 Broadway Theatres. All ticket sales for the 41 shows have been suspended until next year. Patrons holding tickets in the anticipation of a … Continue reading Coronavirus – Broadway Remains in the Dark

Fat Bear Week – Katmai National Park & Preserve – Alaska

I loved this when I saw it on Twitter. This last week has been Fat Bear Week. Bears at Katmai National Park & Preserve in Southern Alaska are being voted on in a simple knock out competition to see who is the fattest amongst them. This is the time of year that bears in the wild are consuming as many calories as possible before they … Continue reading Fat Bear Week – Katmai National Park & Preserve – Alaska

Coronavirus – Plymouth 400

As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower landing at Plymouth Rock draws ever closer I was curious about any changes that the Coronavirus has had on the planned activities. I was very moved when I visited Plymouth back in 2018 and there were already posters advertising the celebration of the 400 years. The Mayflower II was not present when I visited as she was having … Continue reading Coronavirus – Plymouth 400

Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Today the Disney Corporation announced that it is having to shed up to 28,000 staff. The losses will be mostly at it’s US theme parks. It will also affect Disney Experiences and Product Segment at all levels. Disney’s parks in California were due to reopen in July but due to the strict restrictions applied by the Californian Government because of the Coronavirus Pandemic the parks … Continue reading Coronavirus – Disney to shed 28,000 staff!

Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

The Coronavirus continues in it’s quest to cause as much disruption as possible. Two giants of a New York Shopping Weekend have had to throw in the white towel. Admittedly one of these well known names was going to out of some folks budget but the other was almost an attraction of New York in it’s own right. Lord & Taylor of 5th Avenue closed … Continue reading Coronavirus – More Bad News for Shoppers

Boston, MA – New Guided Day Visit

During this unprecedented chapter in humanity and with the Travel & Tourism sector decimated beyond all recognition this caught my interest. G Adventures have introduced a one day guided tour of Boston. It is intended for visitors who are desperate to get touring again. Offered on two dates – September 26 and October 3 this year. This is a full itinerary and starts at 07.30 … Continue reading Boston, MA – New Guided Day Visit

Coronavirus – Impact on US Economy from Abroad

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) latest research indicates that, with this year’s COVID-induced collapse of international tourism, the U.S. economy is set to lose $155 billion in 2020. This catastrophic upset to the American economy is tantamount to a shortfall of $425 million a day, or almost $3 billion per week. International travel spending in the U.S. during 2019 reached $195.1 billion, accounting for … Continue reading Coronavirus – Impact on US Economy from Abroad

Fall Foliage – Leaf Peepers at the Ready

As the world continues to battle Coronavirus there are some things that are naturally unaffected by the problems faced by humanity. The glories of ‘The Fall’ is one of those natural seasons that thousands of Americans and International visitors flock to annually. Have a look at this 2020 Foliage Map produced by Smoky Mountain National Park. It really is comprehensive and explains the science of … Continue reading Fall Foliage – Leaf Peepers at the Ready

Pumpkin Spice Latte – Early Fall Return

Starbucks get the publicity but were beaten on the starting line by Dunkin Donuts for the early return of the seasonal favourite…..Pumpkin Spice Latte! Gosh I miss America and it seems further away than ever right now. Why can’t the UK have the same delicious and heart warming aroma of Pumpkin Spice? We get seasonal flavours that finish on 31 October as a Halloween tie … Continue reading Pumpkin Spice Latte – Early Fall Return