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
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
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
My Rocky Mountaineer hosting experience is taking shape and I have six nights from seeing the Celebrity Eclipse group embark on their Alaska cruise and arriving back on Sunday 7 July. I will be staying in Vancouver as part of the group in two different hotels either side of the cruise. My plan was to stay in Canada so I started searching for reasonable priced … Continue reading AirBNB vs Hotels
My plans have changed for the Rocky Mountaineer group in July and I will arriving with the group and having the time as holiday whilst they are cruising. I can’t afford the crazy prices in the Vancouver area so I am going into Washington State. There is a choice of 4 crossings but can anyone suggest which is best? My plan is to cross on … Continue reading Which Border Crossing is best?
The world’s crooked street in fabulous San Francisco is a major tourist attraction. I haven’t been over to California for a few years now but every time I have been in San Francisco it has been on our list to do. When the girls were younger we must have driven around the block on 5 or 6 occasions to drive the short but curvy street. … Continue reading Lombard Street – Toll Proposed!
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