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

Amtrak – New Summer Service – New York to The Berkshires

Something you don’t see very often from Amtrak is the unveiling of a new route. Specifically aimed at New Yorkers’ wanting to get away for a weekend, the new ‘Berkshire Flyer’ will start it’s operations from 08 July and run between New York’s Penn Station, NY and Pittsfield, MA. Departing Penn Station at 15.16 and arriving at 19.12 in Pittsfield. I would recommend that your … Continue reading Amtrak – New Summer Service – New York to The Berkshires

Angels Flight – Los Angeles

A little known tourist attraction in the Bunker Hill District of Los Angeles has existed since 1901. In fact it has the honour of being the shortest railway in the world. This funicular narrow gauge railway runs by cable for only 298ft. Two bright orange cars operate between 06.45 and 22.00 daily. The fare is only $1.00 and if you have a TAG card there … Continue reading Angels Flight – Los Angeles

Hollywood Walk of Fame – Los Angeles, CA

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is one of the must visit attractions when visiting Los Angeles. Approximately 10 million tourists visit the free attraction annually. Hollywood Boulevard is home to just over 2,700 stars that are embedded into the pavements and covers 15 blocks of the Boulevard and 3 blocks of Vine Street, a distance of 1.3 miles east to west and for a further … Continue reading Hollywood Walk of Fame – Los Angeles, CA

Yellowstone National Park Celebrates 150 years

The world’s first National Park, Yellowstone National Park was established by the U.S Congress and signed into law by President Ullysses S Grant on March 01 1872. The sheer size of this park and one of the most recognisable in the world is staggering. Yellowstone encompasses 3,472 square miles 2,221,766 acres which is larger than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined. Over 10,000 … Continue reading Yellowstone National Park Celebrates 150 years

New York – City Climb – Hudson Yards

Attention daredevils visiting New York City. One of the newest attractions to be unveiled in Manhattan in the Hudson Yards neighbourhood is the ‘City Climb’. Located at ‘The Edge’ those of you who are not faint hearted can scale the outside of the building and lean out over 1296ft to view the city like never before. This adrenaline rush doesn’t come cheap though. Tickets are priced … Continue reading New York – City Climb – Hudson Yards

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

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

Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise

One of the most visited pages on this website is Columbia River Scenic Highway – 75 miles The Dalles – Troutdale Oregon Now one of the most popular cruise lines in the States, called American Queen Voyages are offering a 7 or 9 day river cruise along the Columbia and Snake Rivers. Operating in either direction you can start in Vancouver, WA (not Canada) with an … Continue reading Columbia & Snake Rivers Cruise