Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

After the world had started to return to a reasonable level of normality it has been hit by the new variation Omicron. The strain is highly transmissible and thought to be less impactful than the Delta variant. Outbreaks on Cruise ships have prompted the CDC in America to advise that regardless of a vaccination status that going on a cruise should be avoided. The CDC … Continue reading Coronavirus – Omicron Impacting Cruising

The 5 Best US Cities to Celebrate Christmas – 2021

According to Wallethub a survey of US Cities has revealed the best places to celebrate Christmas for 2021. The 100 biggest cities were surveyed and were based on more than 30 key indicators for a festive and affordable Christmas across five categories, including traditions & fun, observance, generosity, shopping and costs. Here are the top 5 and not what I was expecting. 5. San Francisco – … Continue reading The 5 Best US Cities to Celebrate Christmas – 2021

New York – New Years Eve Times Square

In London revellers flock to the banks of the River Thames to see the firework display around the London Eye to herald the start of a new year. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic the 2022 fireworks have already been cancelled. New Yorkers on the other hand can see the traditional ‘Ball Drop’ on 31st December in Times Square in person. Revellers will have to buy … Continue reading New York – New Years Eve Times Square

Coronavirus – Negative Test 24 – 48 hours before arrival in UK

Families plans and budgeting have been thrown into disarray with the new Covid-19 travel requirements that have been introduced to restrict the spread of the new Omicron variant. Now a PCR or LFD test taken between 24-48 hours before departure is a requirement to fly back to the UK. Children under 11 do not need to take a test.  After multiple searches for how to … Continue reading Coronavirus – Negative Test 24 – 48 hours before arrival in UK

Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

The world’s travellers have been thrown into turmoil once more on the discovery of the new Omicron variant. Even though the world reacted swiftly it seems all precautions have failed to stop the spread of it’s path. Travelling to the USA only just reopened to over 35 countries and an LFT was an acceptable proof of being negative for COVID-19 with vaccinations having been taken. … Continue reading Coronavirus – PCR Tests 24 hrs Before Arrival into USA

The Grand Canyon – 5 interesting facts

The Grand Canyon is on the bucket list of most visitors to America and will be often combined with a day excursion from Las Vegas or Phoenix. A coach tour of Western America will include a night in Flagstaff or Williams combined with a visit into the park.  1.The Grand Canyon is 277 miles long. Starting at Lees Ferry and ends at the Grand Wash … Continue reading The Grand Canyon – 5 interesting facts

Route 66 – Most Miles by State

Route 66 starts in ‘The Windy City’ Chicago and passes through 8 States along it’s 2448 mile journey to Santa Monica Pier in California. In order of direction along Route 66 this is mileage each state has claim to fame of Route 66  Illinois – 301 miles. The starting/end point is Jackson Boulevard at Lake Shore Drive but the sign is on E Adams St … Continue reading Route 66 – Most Miles by State

TSA – US Domestic Flyers near Pre-Pandemic Levels

The TSA – Transportation Security Administration that screen all passengers at America’s airports announced near pre-pandemic numbers for this Thanksgiving weekend. In a tweet TSA said that their officers screened 2,207,949 individuals at checkpoints across America. This represents 91% of the numbers for the same day in 2019. TSA recommend that travellers arrive early at the airport and masks must be worn at all times … Continue reading TSA – US Domestic Flyers near Pre-Pandemic Levels

Thanksgiving – most disliked dishes

Thanksgiving is the biggest holiday in America without a shadow of a doubt. It is the day that causes the largest uplift in travel domestically and internationally. It is also to blame for the world having to have Black Friday. America failed to contain this phenomenon and annually everybody’s inbox is cluttered with mega offers for almost a month before the actual day. The UK … Continue reading Thanksgiving – most disliked dishes

Pizza with EVERYTHING Day (except Anchovies)

Today 12 November, apparently, and only in America is ‘Pizza with Everything Day (Except Anchovy)! Who knew? Today you can celebrate this little known celebration by ordering your pizza with the works and the small salty fish will not be on it. It is also National Chicken Soup for the Soul Day in America as well but actually it isn’t the tasty and wholesome soup … Continue reading Pizza with EVERYTHING Day (except Anchovies)