The Woolworth Building in New York with it’s ‘Neo Gothic’ features was once the tallest building in the world and known as the ‘Cathedral of Commerce’. Located at 233 Broadway, Lower Manhattan it was built in 1913 and reached 792ft with 58 floors which made it the tallest building in the world, a record it held until 1930 when the Bank of Manhattan on Wall … Continue reading New York City – Woolworth Building
Away from the global pandemic and the confusing picture about international travel there was the annual Chicago Ducky Derby that is held on the Chicago River. Almost 70,000 rubber ducks with sunglasses are literally dumped into the Chicago River every August. Funds are raised to support the Special Olympics Illinois. Crowds gather on River Walk between the Columbus and Michigan Avenue Bridges to see the … Continue reading Chicago River Ducky Derby
They thought it was all over! Massive publicity was made by Walt Disney Parks and Casinos in Las Vegas that guests who had been double vaccinated were no longer mandated to wear masks indoors. It didn’t last long and now Nevada has reintroduced restrictions across the state that masks must be worn indoors in counties where there is high transmission. Cases across America are rising … Continue reading Coronavirus – Double Jabbed to Wear Masks Again!
Debate here in the UK is should the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan be offering tickets to England football at Wembley if you book your jab. Over in Tennessee to boost tourist visits to the Volunteer State you can get up to $250 vouchers to use on American Airlines, Delta or Southwest Airlines. There are 10,000 vouchers available between 05 July – 15 September for … Continue reading Tennessee – Encouraging Tourists with Airline Vouchers
Wishing I could be there to see the fireworks today! Continue reading Enjoy Independence Day America!
On 1 December 1913 the first drive-in fuel station in America opened in Pennsylvania. Located at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and St. Clair Street in Pittsburgh. The simple structure had cantilevered pagoda style roof to provide shelter the pumps, cars and station attendants. USA Today are having a vote on your favourite gas station. For a list of nominees click here When I am in … Continue reading Gas Stations – Which is your favourite?
Las Vegas’s newest casino resort hotel opened 24 June 2021. It is the first ‘ground up’ casino to open on the strip for over ten years. At a cost of $4.3bn the mega Asian themed resort has been built on the site of the Stardust on the northern end of the strip. Resorts World is 66 stories high and spreads over 3,500 rooms that feature … Continue reading Las Vegas – First ‘Ground-up’ Resort Opens in Over a Decade
Walt Disney World has announced more of it’s plans to showcase it’s 50th Anniversary celebrations later this year. “World’s Most Magical Celebration” commences across all four Walt Disney World theme parks from 1st October 2021 and runs for 18 months in line with previous themed celebrations and anniversaries. Previous information DisneyWorld celebrates 50 in 2021 outlined proposed plans for the parks but more information has … Continue reading Disney World Florida – More Info on 50th Anniversary Plans
Sometime in the near future the UK will turn the Amber light to Green and the mass exodus will begin. Knowing that the next time I fly I will be in close proximity to many others and putting my safety in the hands of strangers but with the confidence that my chosen air carrier has protocols in place to keep the aircraft cabin as sanitised … Continue reading Coronavirus – When You Next Fly!
All non-essential travel by land between USA and Canada has been closed since the Global Coronavirus Pandemic took hold in March 2020. It was due to open again on 21 June 2021 but once again has been pushed back by at least another month. Apparently double vaccinated Canadians might be allowed to cross into America if they can show their vaccine status by way of … Continue reading Coronavirus – US/Canada Land Border Still Closed