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

Cheers Bar in Boston closes – Covid Pandemic blamed

For those of you who were fans of the popular and long running show Cheers the original exterior of the pub that was featured is actually called ‘The Bull and Finch’. Located on Beacon Street opposite the Public Gardens it is one of Boston’s most visited attractions. So when I saw reports that Cheers, Boston was closing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic I was surprised. … Continue reading Cheers Bar in Boston closes – Covid Pandemic blamed

USA Road Trips – Popular Roadside Attractions not to Miss!

If you are planning a ‘safecation’ and doing a road trip keep your eyes peeled for these oddities along your chosen route. Some are historically revered and others have grown and expanded into the local icons that they are today. Admittedly there is plenty to break up the 2,448 miles of Route 66 and two of the most famous are Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo and … Continue reading USA Road Trips – Popular Roadside Attractions not to Miss!

Coronavirus – Simon Malls, Mills and Outlet Centers

If Walmart can show shoppers on their website what precautions are in place to encourage social distancing and hygiene during this ‘new normal’ why can’t Simon Malls do the same? On their website you can search for a center and if you scroll down the page of each property is a section on what Simon Malls are doing for their communities but not about the … Continue reading Coronavirus – Simon Malls, Mills and Outlet Centers

Coronavirus – Black Friday Cancelled

The American tradition of recent years to queue outside major stores for ‘Door Buster Sales’ is in danger (or otherwise) of being cancelled due to the surging cases of Covid-19 in many states. Walmart who have at least 4,750 across the whole of the USA announced last week that all of it’s stores will be closed on Thanksgiving. Today Target who itself have over 1,800 … Continue reading Coronavirus – Black Friday Cancelled

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Virtual Queue – Rise of the Resistance

As park hopping is not available throughout Walt Disney World and no Fast Pass in place due to preventing guest build up. The newest and most popular ride in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is the ‘Rise of the Resistance’ in the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge section of the park. Disney with enhanced safety and hygiene in mind have created a virtual queue so that all guests … Continue reading Disney’s Hollywood Studios Virtual Queue – Rise of the Resistance