Strong Dollar worst Exchange Rate since 1985

I have around a month before my first trip to the States since 2019. It looks like it is going to be very expensive and way more than I am used to. Today the rate against the weak UK pound was £1 = $1.14. It doesn’t seem that there will be change any time soon mainly down to the war in Ukraine and the prospect … Continue reading Strong Dollar worst Exchange Rate since 1985

New York State – Age ID for……Squirty Cream?!

Over here in the UK what the Americans know as canned whipped cream we call squirty cream. You know the product, cans of different flavour creams that teens and probably some grown ups literally squirt into their mouths without a dessert in sight? Apparently in New York State in an attempt to prevent use of nitrous oxide by under aged users this recent law is … Continue reading New York State – Age ID for……Squirty Cream?!

‘Thank you for being a Friend’ Golden Girls Pop Up Restaurant opens in Los Angeles

Sometimes you just have to blog about something that brings a smile to your face! An immersive dining experience has opened in Beverly Hills, CA that features the 1980’s classic tv show The Golden Girls. The 90 minute Golden Girls Kitchen slots start at $39 for off peak and rise to $55 peak per person. The menu features dishes from the show and yes of … Continue reading ‘Thank you for being a Friend’ Golden Girls Pop Up Restaurant opens in Los Angeles

Planning in Progress – Accommodation

Both sides of the Atlantic are seeing prices on many essential day to day items go through the roof. Recession is a word that is prominent in the media as well as the question about fuel prices not dropping as fast as they rise. The pound/dollar exchange rate definitely favours a visit from America to the UK or elsewhere in Europe.  It was with great … Continue reading Planning in Progress – Accommodation

Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th

The long wait is over, well almost. In October I fly into Austin and collect my car for a 9 night road trip. Tip: It was better value to include the car with the flight than separately. First night will be in Waco followed by two nights in Dallas. In Dallas I am going to make use of the hotel’s airport shuttle and take the … Continue reading Route 66 – OK (46th) will be my 45th

ETIAS – European ESTA to be Introduced 2023

As this blog gets more views from North America than anywhere else in the world I thought it helpful in advising North American visitors to Europe the latest announcement to impact future travel plans. The European Union has announced that arrivals from outside the block including UK travellers will need to arrange an ETIAS – European Travel Information and Authorisation. The introduction of this new … Continue reading ETIAS – European ESTA to be Introduced 2023

Road Trip Planning in Progress

After a three year hiatus from flying I have spent the last few weeks planning and perfecting my next adventure on visiting my missing States. Followers of my early posts might remember that I have yet to set foot in – Utah, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Hawaii. The most logical and economical research has put Austin as the arrival airport. Virgin Atlantic … Continue reading Road Trip Planning in Progress